Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 63615-63619 [2018-26773]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices (6) Require advance notification and annual reporting of all imports and exports of ‘‘Schedule 1’’ chemicals to, or from, other States Parties to the Convention (15 CFR 712.6, 742.18(a)(1) and 745.1); and (7) Prohibit the export of ‘‘Schedule 1’’ chemicals to States not Party to the Convention (15 CFR 742.18(a)(1) and (b)(1)(ii)). For purposes of the CWCR (see 15 CFR 710.1), ‘‘production of a Schedule 1 chemical’’ means the formation of ‘‘Schedule 1’’ chemicals through chemical synthesis, as well as processing to extract and isolate ‘‘Schedule 1’’ chemicals produced by a biochemical or biologically mediated reaction. Such production is understood, for CWCR declaration purposes, to include intermediates, byproducts, or waste products that are produced and consumed within a defined chemical manufacturing sequence, where such intermediates, byproducts, or waste products are chemically stable and therefore exist for a sufficient time to make isolation from the manufacturing stream possible, but where, under normal or design operating conditions, isolation does not occur. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Request for Comments In order to assist in determining whether the legitimate commercial activities and interests of chemical, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical firms in the United States are significantly harmed by the limitations of the Convention on access to, and production of, ‘‘Schedule 1’’ chemicals as described in this notice, BIS is seeking public comments on any effects that implementation of the CWC, through the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act and the CWCR, has had on commercial activities involving ‘‘Schedule 1’’ chemicals during calendar year 2018. To allow BIS to properly evaluate the significance of any harm to commercial activities involving ‘‘Schedule 1’’ chemicals, public comments submitted in response to this notice of inquiry should include both a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the impact of the CWC on such activities. Submission of Comments All comments must be submitted to one of the addresses indicated in this notice. The Department requires that all comments be submitted in written form. BIS will consider all comments received on or before January 10, 2019. All comments (including any personally identifying information or information for which a claim of confidentially is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 asserted either in those comments or their transmittal emails) will be made available for public inspection and copying. Parties who wish to comment anonymously may do so by submitting their comments via Regulations.gov, leaving the fields that would identify the commenter blank and including no identifying information in the comment itself. Dated: December 3, 2018. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–26734 Filed 12–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable December 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. Notice of No Sales If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (POR), it must notify Commerce within 30 days of publication of this PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63615 notice in the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at https://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.1 Such submissions are subject to verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every party on Commerce’s service list. Respondent Selection In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to place the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 30 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection should be submitted seven days after the placement of the CBP data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal comments should submit those comments five days after the deadline for the initial comments. In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act: In general, Commerce has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (e.g., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (e.g., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to this review, if Commerce determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, Commerce will 1 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 63616 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete the Quantity and Value (Q&V) Questionnaire for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding where Commerce considered collapsing that entity, complete Q&V data for that collapsed entity must be submitted. Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that has requested a review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is reasonable to do so. Determinations by Commerce to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Deadline for Particular Market Situation Allegation Section 504 of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 amended the Act by adding the concept of particular market situation (PMS) for purposes of constructed value under section 773(e) of the Act.2 Section 773(e) of the Act states that ‘‘if a particular market situation exists such that the cost of materials and fabrication or other processing of any kind does not accurately reflect the cost of production in the ordinary course of trade, the administering authority may use another calculation methodology under this subtitle or any other calculation methodology.’’ When an interested party submits a PMS allegation pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce will respond to such a submission consistent with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(v). If Commerce finds that a PMS exists under section 773(e) of the Act, then it will 2 See Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Public Law 114–27, 129 Stat. 362 (2015). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 modify its dumping calculations appropriately. Neither section 773(e) of the Act nor 19 CFR 351.301(c)(v) set a deadline for the submission of PMS allegations and supporting factual information. However, in order to administer section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce must receive PMS allegations and supporting factual information with enough time to consider the submission. Thus, should an interested party wish to submit a PMS allegation and supporting new factual information pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, it must do so no later than 20 days after submission of initial responses to section D of the questionnaire. Separate Rates In proceedings involving non-market economy (NME) countries, Commerce begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies within the country are subject to government control and, thus, should be assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is Commerce’s policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to an administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to be entitled to a separate rate. To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from government control of its export activities to be entitled to a separate rate, Commerce analyzes each entity exporting the subject merchandise. In accordance with the separate rates criteria, Commerce assigns separate rates to companies in NME cases only if respondents can demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto government control over export activities. All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in order to demonstrate separate rate eligibility, Commerce requires entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be available on Commerce’s website at https://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nmesep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. In responding to the certification, please follow the ‘‘Instructions for Filing the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certification’’ in the Separate Rate Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to Commerce no later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Certification applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States. Entities that currently do not have a separate rate from a completed segment of the proceeding 3 should timely file a Separate Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this proceeding. In addition, companies that received a separate rate in a completed segment of the proceeding that have subsequently made changes, including, but not limited to, changes to corporate structure, acquisitions of new companies or facilities, or changes to their official company name,4 should timely file a Separate Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this proceeding. The Separate Rate Status Application will be available on Commerce’s website at https://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nmesep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. In responding to the Separate Rate Status Application, refer to the instructions contained in the application. Separate Rate Status Applications are due to Commerce no later than 30 calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Separate Rate Status Application applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreignowned firms, and foreign sellers that purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States. For exporters and producers who submit a separate-rate status application or certification and subsequently are selected as mandatory respondents, these exporters and producers will no longer be eligible for separate rate status unless they respond to all parts of the questionnaire as mandatory respondents. Initiation of Reviews: 3 Such entities include entities that have not participated in the proceeding, entities that were preliminarily granted a separate rate in any currently incomplete segment of the proceeding (e.g., an ongoing administrative review, new shipper review, etc.) and entities that lost their separate rate in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding in which they participated. 4 Only changes to the official company name, rather than trade names, need to be addressed via a Separate Rate Application. Information regarding new trade names may be submitted via a Separate Rate Certification. E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings. We intend to issue 63617 the final results of these reviews not later than October 31, 2019. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Period to be reviewed Antidumping Duty Proceedings AUSTRALIA: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, A–602–809 .............................................................................................. BlueScope Steel, Ltd. BlueScope Steel Americas, Inc. Steelscape LLC. JAPAN: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, A–588–874 ....................................................................................................... Hanwa Co., Ltd. Higuchi Manufacturing America, LLC. Higuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd. Hitachi Metals, Ltd. Honda Trading Canada, Inc. JFE Shoji Trade America. JFE Shoji Trade Corporation. JFE Steel Corporation. Kanematsu Corporation Kobe Steel, Ltd. Metal One Corporation. Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Miyama Industry Co., Ltd. Nakagawa Special Steel Inc. Nippon Steel & Sumikin Logistics Co., Ltd. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation. Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd. Okaya & Co., Ltd. Panasonic Corporation. Saint-Gobain K.K. Shinsho Corporation. Sumitomo Corporation. Suzukaku Co., Ltd. Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Toyota Tsusho Corporation Nagoya. MEXICO: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A–201–830 ............................................................................................... ArcelorMittal Las Truchas, S.A. de C.V. ArcelorMittal Mexico, S.A. de C.V. ......................................................................................................................................... Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. Grupo Villacero S.A. de C.V. Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V. Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. POLAND: Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, 5 A–455–805 .................................................................................................... Synthos Dwory 7 Spolka z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia Spolka Jawna (SP.ZO.O.S.J.) REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, A–580–883 ............................................................................ Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd. Hyundai Steel Company. Marubeni-Itochu Steel Korea. POSCO. POSCO Daewoo Corporation. Soon Hong Trading Co. Sungjin Co. REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, 6 A–580–890 ............................................................................. Daewoo International Corporation. TAIWAN: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar, A–583–859 ................................................................................................................ Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co. Ltd. Power Steel Co., Ltd. THE NETHERLANDS: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, A–421–813 ............................................................................... Tata Steel Ijmuiden BV. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Freshwater Crawfish Tailmeat, 7 A–570–848 .............................................................. Yancheng Hi-King Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Steel Wire Garment Hangers, A–570–918 .................................................................. Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd. Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Wells Ltd. Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd. TURKEY: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, A–489–826 .................................................................................................... Agir Haddecilik A.S. Cag Celik Demir ve Celik. Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S. Colakoglu Metalurji, A.S. Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari T.A.S. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 10/1/17–9/30/18 10/1/17–9/30/18 10/1/17–9/30/18 2/24/17–8/31/18 10/1/17–9/30/18 2/24/17–8/31/18 3/7/17–9/30/18 10/1/17–9/30/18 9/1/17–8/31/18 10/1/17–9/30/18 10/1/17—9/30/18 63618 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices Period to be reviewed Gazi Metal Mamulleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. Habas Industrial and Medical Gases Production Industries Inc. Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi. Iskenderun Iron & Steel Works Co. MMK Atakas Metalurji. Ozkan Iron and Steel Ind. Seametal San ve Dis Tic. Tosyali Holding (Toscelik Profile and Sheet Ind. Co., Toscelik Profil ve Sac). TURKEY: Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes, 8 A–489–824 .................................................... Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. Countervailing Duty Proceedings REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, C–580–884 ............................................................................ DCE Inc. Dong Chuel America Inc. Dong Chuel Industrial Co., Ltd. Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd. Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd. Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. Hyewon Sni Corporation (H.S.I.). Hyundai Steel Company. 9 JFE Shoji Trade Korea Ltd. POSCO. POSCO Coated & Color Steel Co., Ltd. POSCO Daewoo Corporation. Soon Hong Trading Co., Ltd. Sung-A Steel Co., Ltd. Suspension Agreements RUSSIA: Uranium, A–821–802 ..................................................................................................................................................... amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Duty Absorption Reviews 5 The name of the company listed above was misspelled in the initiation notice that published on November 15, 2018 (83 FR 57411). The correct spelling of this company name is listed in this notice. 6 The name of the company listed above was misspelled in the initiation notice that published on November 15, 2018 (83 FR 57411). The correct spelling of this company name is listed in this notice. In addition, we inadvertently misspelled the name of the product on which the review was initiated. The correct spelling of this product is listed in this notice. 7 The name of the company listed above was misspelled in the initiation notice that published on November 15, 2018 (83 FR 57411). The correct spelling of this company name is listed in this notice. 8 The name of the company listed above was misspelled in the initiation notice that published on November 15, 2018 (83 FR 57411). The correct spelling of this company name is listed in this notice. In addition, heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey produced and exported by Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. was excluded from the antidumping duty order. See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 62865 (September 13, 2016). Accordingly, we are initiating this administrative review with respect to Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. only for heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes produced in Turkey where Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. acted as either the manufacturer or exporter (but not both). 9 In their request for review, the petitioners noted that entries for Hyundai Steel Company may also appear under Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 During any administrative review covering all or part of a period falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of the publication of an antidumping duty order under 19 CFR 351.211 or a determination under 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or producer subject to the review if the subject merchandise is sold in the United States through an importer that is affiliated with such exporter or producer. The request must include the name(s) of the exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested. Gap Period Liquidation For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period, of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the POR. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9/1/17–8/31/18 1/1/17–12/31/17 10/1/17–9/30/18 Administrative Protective Orders and Letters of Appearance Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with the procedures outlined in Commerce’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. Those procedures apply to administrative reviews included in this notice of initiation. Parties wishing to participate in any of these administrative reviews should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). Factual Information Requirements Commerce’s regulations identify five categories of factual information in 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21), which are summarized as follows: (i) Evidence submitted in response to questionnaires; (ii) evidence submitted in support of allegations; (iii) publicly available information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence placed on the record by Commerce; and (v) evidence other than factual information described in (i)–(iv). These regulations require any party, when submitting factual information, to specify under which subsection of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices submitted and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual information already on the record, to provide an explanation identifying the information already on the record that the factual information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. The regulations, at 19 CFR 351.301, also provide specific time limits for such factual submissions based on the type of factual information being submitted. Please review the final rule, available at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/ 1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to submitting factual information in this segment. Any party submitting factual information in an antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.10 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/ government officials as well as their representatives. All segments of any antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.11 Commerce intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments if the submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification requirements. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Extension of Time Limits Regulation Parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by the Secretary. See 19 CFR 351.302. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established under Part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Examples include, but are not limited to: (1) Case and rebuttal briefs, filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309; (2) factual information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c), or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2), filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3) and rebuttal, clarification and correction filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3)(iv); (3) comments concerning the selection of a surrogate country and surrogate values 10 See section 782(b) of the Act. Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also the frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at https://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. 11 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 and rebuttal; (4) comments concerning U.S. Customs and Border Protection data; and (5) quantity and value questionnaires. Under certain circumstances, Commerce may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, Commerce will inform parties in the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. This modification also requires that an extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under which Commerce will grant untimelyfiled requests for the extension of time limits. These modifications are effective for all segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. Please review the final rule, available at https:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/ html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: December 6, 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. 2018–26773 Filed 12–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–809] Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe 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 the producers/exporters subject to this review made sales of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: 63619 Applicable December 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kennedy or Peter Zukowski, 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) 482–7883 or (202) 482–0189, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and tube. Imports of the product are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.1 Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed export price is 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 conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public 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 to all parties in Commerce’s Central Records Unit, located at Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at https://enforcement. trade.gov/frn/. Preliminary Results of Administrative Review We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping 1 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: 2016–2017,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 11, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to 
conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates. 
In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those 
administrative reviews.

DATES: Applicable December 11, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-
4735.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates.
    All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, 
certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below 
refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time.

Notice of No Sales

    If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no 
exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (POR), it must 
notify Commerce within 30 days of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at 
https://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.\1\ Such 
submissions are subject to verification in accordance with section 
782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Further, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every 
party on Commerce's service list.
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    \1\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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Respondent Selection

    In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for 
individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to 
requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to 
select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to place 
the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the 
initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent 
selection within 30 days of publication of the initiation Federal 
Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent 
selection should be submitted seven days after the placement of the CBP 
data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal 
comments should submit those comments five days after the deadline for 
the initial comments.
    In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual 
examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under 
section 777A(c)(2) of the Act:
    In general, Commerce has found that determinations concerning 
whether particular companies should be ``collapsed'' (e.g., treated as 
a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) 
require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, 
which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, 
Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent 
selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the 
respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to 
collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping 
proceeding (e.g., investigation, administrative review, new shipper 
review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to 
this review, if Commerce determined, or continued to treat, that 
company as collapsed with others, Commerce will

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assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and 
will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, 
Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent 
selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies 
subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation 
to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies 
are requested to complete the Quantity and Value (Q&V) Questionnaire 
for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must 
report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not 
include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be 
treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was 
collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently 
completed segment of this proceeding where Commerce considered 
collapsing that entity, complete Q&V data for that collapsed entity 
must be submitted.

Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that has requested a 
review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The 
regulation provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is 
reasonable to do so. Determinations by Commerce to extend the 90-day 
deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Deadline for Particular Market Situation Allegation

    Section 504 of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 amended 
the Act by adding the concept of particular market situation (PMS) for 
purposes of constructed value under section 773(e) of the Act.\2\ 
Section 773(e) of the Act states that ``if a particular market 
situation exists such that the cost of materials and fabrication or 
other processing of any kind does not accurately reflect the cost of 
production in the ordinary course of trade, the administering authority 
may use another calculation methodology under this subtitle or any 
other calculation methodology.'' When an interested party submits a PMS 
allegation pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce will respond 
to such a submission consistent with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(v). If Commerce 
finds that a PMS exists under section 773(e) of the Act, then it will 
modify its dumping calculations appropriately.
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    \2\ See Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Public Law 114-
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    Neither section 773(e) of the Act nor 19 CFR 351.301(c)(v) set a 
deadline for the submission of PMS allegations and supporting factual 
information. However, in order to administer section 773(e) of the Act, 
Commerce must receive PMS allegations and supporting factual 
information with enough time to consider the submission. Thus, should 
an interested party wish to submit a PMS allegation and supporting new 
factual information pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, it must do 
so no later than 20 days after submission of initial responses to 
section D of the questionnaire.

Separate Rates

    In proceedings involving non-market economy (NME) countries, 
Commerce begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies within 
the country are subject to government control and, thus, should be 
assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is Commerce's 
policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to an 
administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an 
exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to 
be entitled to a separate rate.
    To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from 
government control of its export activities to be entitled to a 
separate rate, Commerce analyzes each entity exporting the subject 
merchandise. In accordance with the separate rates criteria, Commerce 
assigns separate rates to companies in NME cases only if respondents 
can demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto government 
control over export activities.
    All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate 
status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must 
complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or 
certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in 
order to demonstrate separate rate eligibility, Commerce requires 
entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate 
rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they 
participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for 
obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be 
available on Commerce's website at https://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register 
notice. In responding to the certification, please follow the 
``Instructions for Filing the Certification'' in the Separate Rate 
Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to Commerce no 
later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Federal Register 
notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Certification 
applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and 
foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise to the 
United States.
    Entities that currently do not have a separate rate from a 
completed segment of the proceeding \3\ should timely file a Separate 
Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this 
proceeding. In addition, companies that received a separate rate in a 
completed segment of the proceeding that have subsequently made 
changes, including, but not limited to, changes to corporate structure, 
acquisitions of new companies or facilities, or changes to their 
official company name,\4\ should timely file a Separate Rate 
Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this 
proceeding. The Separate Rate Status Application will be available on 
Commerce's website at https://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. 
In responding to the Separate Rate Status Application, refer to the 
instructions contained in the application. Separate Rate Status 
Applications are due to Commerce no later than 30 calendar days of 
publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and 
requirement for submitting a Separate Rate Status Application applies 
equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign 
sellers that purchase and export subject merchandise to the United 
States.
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    \3\ Such entities include entities that have not participated in 
the proceeding, entities that were preliminarily granted a separate 
rate in any currently incomplete segment of the proceeding (e.g., an 
ongoing administrative review, new shipper review, etc.) and 
entities that lost their separate rate in the most recently 
completed segment of the proceeding in which they participated.
    \4\ Only changes to the official company name, rather than trade 
names, need to be addressed via a Separate Rate Application. 
Information regarding new trade names may be submitted via a 
Separate Rate Certification.
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    For exporters and producers who submit a separate-rate status 
application or certification and subsequently are selected as mandatory 
respondents, these exporters and producers will no longer be eligible 
for separate rate status unless they respond to all parts of the 
questionnaire as mandatory respondents.
    Initiation of Reviews:

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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating 
administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing 
duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these 
reviews not later than October 31, 2019.

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             Antidumping Duty Proceedings
 
AUSTRALIA: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, A-    10/1/17-9/30/18
 602-809.............................................
    BlueScope Steel, Ltd.
    BlueScope Steel Americas, Inc.
    Steelscape LLC.
JAPAN: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, A-588-    10/1/17-9/30/18
 874.................................................
    Hanwa Co., Ltd.
    Higuchi Manufacturing America, LLC.
    Higuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
    Honda Trading Canada, Inc.
    JFE Shoji Trade America.
    JFE Shoji Trade Corporation.
    JFE Steel Corporation.
    Kanematsu Corporation
    Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Metal One Corporation.
    Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
    Miyama Industry Co., Ltd.
    Nakagawa Special Steel Inc.
    Nippon Steel & Sumikin Logistics Co., Ltd.
    Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation.
    Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd.
    Okaya & Co., Ltd.
    Panasonic Corporation.
    Saint-Gobain K.K.
    Shinsho Corporation.
    Sumitomo Corporation.
    Suzukaku Co., Ltd.
    Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Toyota Tsusho Corporation Nagoya.
MEXICO: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod, A-      10/1/17-9/30/18
 201-830.............................................
    ArcelorMittal Las Truchas, S.A. de C.V.
    ArcelorMittal Mexico, S.A. de C.V................
    Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V.
    Grupo Villacero S.A. de C.V.
    Talleres y Aceros S.A. de C.V.
    Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V.
POLAND: Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber, \5\ A-455-    2/24/17-8/31/18
 805.................................................
    Synthos Dwory 7 Spolka z Ograniczona
     Odpowiedzialnoscia Spolka Jawna (SP.ZO.O.S.J.)
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat         10/1/17-9/30/18
 Products, A-580-883.................................
    Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd.
    Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd.
    Hyundai Steel Company.
    Marubeni-Itochu Steel Korea.
    POSCO.
    POSCO Daewoo Corporation.
    Soon Hong Trading Co.
    Sungjin Co.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber,    2/24/17-8/31/18
 \6\ A-580-890.......................................
    Daewoo International Corporation.
TAIWAN: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar, A-583-859....     3/7/17-9/30/18
    Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co. Ltd.
    Power Steel Co., Ltd.
THE NETHERLANDS: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat           10/1/17-9/30/18
 Products, A-421-813.................................
    Tata Steel Ijmuiden BV.
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Freshwater Crawfish       9/1/17-8/31/18
 Tailmeat, \7\ A-570-848.............................
    Yancheng Hi-King Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Steel Wire Garment       10/1/17-9/30/18
 Hangers, A-570-918..................................
    Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co., Ltd.
    Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co., Ltd.
    Hong Kong Wells Ltd.
    Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd.
TURKEY: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products, A-489-  10/1/17--9/30/18
 826.................................................
    Agir Haddecilik A.S.
    Cag Celik Demir ve Celik.
    Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S.
    Colakoglu Metalurji, A.S.
    Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari T.A.S.

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    Gazi Metal Mamulleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.
    Habas Industrial and Medical Gases Production
     Industries Inc.
    Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi.
    Iskenderun Iron & Steel Works Co.
    MMK Atakas Metalurji.
    Ozkan Iron and Steel Ind.
    Seametal San ve Dis Tic.
    Tosyali Holding (Toscelik Profile and Sheet Ind.
     Co., Toscelik Profil ve Sac).
TURKEY: Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel      9/1/17-8/31/18
 Pipes and Tubes, \8\ A-489-824......................
    Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.
           Countervailing Duty Proceedings
 
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat         1/1/17-12/31/17
 Products, C-580-884.................................
    DCE Inc.
    Dong Chuel America Inc.
    Dong Chuel Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd.
    Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd.
    Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd.
    Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.
    Hyewon Sni Corporation (H.S.I.).
    Hyundai Steel Company. \9\
    JFE Shoji Trade Korea Ltd.
    POSCO.
    POSCO Coated & Color Steel Co., Ltd.
    POSCO Daewoo Corporation.
    Soon Hong Trading Co., Ltd.
    Sung-A Steel Co., Ltd.
 
                Suspension Agreements
 
RUSSIA: Uranium, A-821-802...........................    10/1/17-9/30/18
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    \5\ The name of the company listed above was misspelled in the 
initiation notice that published on November 15, 2018 (83 FR 57411). 
The correct spelling of this company name is listed in this notice.
    \6\ The name of the company listed above was misspelled in the 
initiation notice that published on November 15, 2018 (83 FR 57411). 
The correct spelling of this company name is listed in this notice. 
In addition, we inadvertently misspelled the name of the product on 
which the review was initiated. The correct spelling of this product 
is listed in this notice.
    \7\ The name of the company listed above was misspelled in the 
initiation notice that published on November 15, 2018 (83 FR 57411). 
The correct spelling of this company name is listed in this notice.
    \8\ The name of the company listed above was misspelled in the 
initiation notice that published on November 15, 2018 (83 FR 57411). 
The correct spelling of this company name is listed in this notice. 
In addition, heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and 
tubes from Turkey produced and exported by Ozdemir Boru Profil San. 
Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. was excluded from the antidumping duty order. See 
Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from 
the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of Turkey: 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 62865 (September 13, 2016). 
Accordingly, we are initiating this administrative review with 
respect to Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. only for heavy 
walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes produced in 
Turkey where Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. acted as 
either the manufacturer or exporter (but not both).
    \9\ In their request for review, the petitioners noted that 
entries for Hyundai Steel Company may also appear under Hyundai 
Steel Co., Ltd.
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Duty Absorption Reviews

    During any administrative review covering all or part of a period 
falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of 
the publication of an antidumping duty order under 19 CFR 351.211 or a 
determination under 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or 
suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if 
requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine 
whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or 
producer subject to the review if the subject merchandise is sold in 
the United States through an importer that is affiliated with such 
exporter or producer. The request must include the name(s) of the 
exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested.

Gap Period Liquidation

    For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no 
assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ``gap'' period, of 
the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the POR.

Administrative Protective Orders and Letters of Appearance

    Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective orders in accordance with the procedures 
outlined in Commerce's regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. Those procedures 
apply to administrative reviews included in this notice of initiation. 
Parties wishing to participate in any of these administrative reviews 
should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures 
(e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as discussed at 19 
CFR 351.103(d)).

Factual Information Requirements

    Commerce's regulations identify five categories of factual 
information in 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21), which are summarized as follows: 
(i) Evidence submitted in response to questionnaires; (ii) evidence 
submitted in support of allegations; (iii) publicly available 
information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the 
adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence 
placed on the record by Commerce; and (v) evidence other than factual 
information described in (i)-(iv). These regulations require any party, 
when submitting factual information, to specify under which subsection 
of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being

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submitted and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or 
correct factual information already on the record, to provide an 
explanation identifying the information already on the record that the 
factual information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. The 
regulations, at 19 CFR 351.301, also provide specific time limits for 
such factual submissions based on the type of factual information being 
submitted. Please review the final rule, available at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to 
submitting factual information in this segment.
    Any party submitting factual information in an antidumping duty or 
countervailing duty proceeding must certify to the accuracy and 
completeness of that information.\10\ Parties are hereby reminded that 
revised certification requirements are in effect for company/government 
officials as well as their representatives. All segments of any 
antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or 
after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised 
certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.\11\ Commerce 
intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments if the 
submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification 
requirements.
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    \10\ See section 782(b) of the Act.
    \11\ See Certification of Factual Information To Import 
Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also the 
frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at 
https://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf.
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Extension of Time Limits Regulation

    Parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit 
established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by the 
Secretary. See 19 CFR 351.302. In general, an extension request will be 
considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established 
under Part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple 
parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered 
untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Examples 
include, but are not limited to: (1) Case and rebuttal briefs, filed 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309; (2) factual information to value factors 
under 19 CFR 351.408(c), or to measure the adequacy of remuneration 
under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2), filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3) and 
rebuttal, clarification and correction filed pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.301(c)(3)(iv); (3) comments concerning the selection of a surrogate 
country and surrogate values and rebuttal; (4) comments concerning U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection data; and (5) quantity and value 
questionnaires. Under certain circumstances, Commerce may elect to 
specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be 
considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties 
simultaneously. In such a case, Commerce will inform parties in the 
letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified 
time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered 
timely. This modification also requires that an extension request must 
be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the 
circumstances under which Commerce will grant untimely-filed requests 
for the extension of time limits. These modifications are effective for 
all segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. Please review the 
final rule, available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these 
segments.
    These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: December 6, 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.
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