Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 63621-63622 [2018-26775]

Download as PDF 63621 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices V. Discussion of the Methodology (1) Comparisons to Normal Value A. Determination of Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis VI. Date of Sale VII. Product Comparisons VIII. Constructed Export Price IX. Normal Value A. Particular Market Situation B. Comparison Market Viability C. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test D. Level of Trade/CEP Offset E. Overrun Sales F. Cost of Production 1. Calculation of Cost of Production 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test G. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices X. Currency Conversion XI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–26774 Filed 12–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–812] Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) has been sold in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), June 8, 2016, through November 30, 2017. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable December 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Dennis McClure or Robert Palmer, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–5973 or (202) 482–9068, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 23, 2018, Commerce initiated the antidumping duty administrative review on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 the Sultanate of Oman.1 This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG (Al Jazeera). For a detailed description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with these preliminary results and hereby adopted by this notice.2 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order 3 is CWP from Oman. A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) and (a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price was calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV was calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an 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 https://access.trade.gov, and 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 at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Preliminary 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 8058 (February 23, 2018). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Circular Welded CarbonQuality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman; 2016–2017,’’ from James P. Maeder, Jr., Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to 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, dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 91906 (December 19, 2016) (the Order). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results of the Review We preliminarily determine that, for the period of June 8, 2016, through November 30, 2017, the following weighted-average dumping margin exists: Exporter/producer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG ......................... 3.84 Disclosure, Public Comment, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these preliminary results of review to interested parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.4 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.5 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.6 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.7 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. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; (3) whether any participant is a foreign national; and (4) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of 4 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d). 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 7 See 19 CFR 351.303. 5 See E:\FR\FM\11DEN1.SGM 11DEN1 63622 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 11, 2018 / Notices Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.8 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. We intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless the deadline is extended.9 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.10 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), as Al Jazeera reported the entered value for its U.S. sales, we calculated importerspecific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the sales. Where the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. We intend to instruct CBP to take into account the ‘‘provisional measures deposit cap,’’ in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(d). The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. In accordance with our ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Al Jazeera for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate.11 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 9 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). 10 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 11 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Dec 10, 2018 Jkt 247001 subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Al Jazeera will be the rate established in the final results of this review; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding in which the company was reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recentlycompleted segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.36 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.12 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification To Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification To Interested Parties The preliminary results of review 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: December 4, 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. Discussion of the Methodology 12 See PO 00000 the Order. Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A. Determination of the Comparison Method B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis C. Date of Sale D. Product Comparisons E. Export Price F. Normal Value 1. Home Market Viability 2. Level of Trade 3. Cost of Production Analysis i. Cost Averaging Methodology ii. Calculation of COP iii. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices iv. Results of the COP Test 4. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices V. Currency Conversion VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–26775 Filed 12–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–844] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico: 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 Grupo Simec made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017, period of review (POR), and Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V. (Deacero) did not. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 11, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore (Deacero) or Patricia Tran (Grupo Simec), AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3692 or (202) 482–1503, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 11, 2018, pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico.1 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 1329 (January 11, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 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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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-523-812]


Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the Sultanate of 
Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2016-2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the Sultanate of 
Oman (Oman) has been sold in the United States at prices below normal 
value (NV) during the period of review (POR), June 8, 2016, through 
November 30, 2017. We invite interested parties to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable December 11, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Robert Palmer, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-5973 or (202) 482-
9068, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 23, 2018, Commerce initiated the antidumping duty 
administrative review on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from 
the Sultanate of Oman.\1\ This review covers one producer/exporter of 
the subject merchandise, Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG (Al 
Jazeera). For a detailed description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, 
dated concurrently with these preliminary results and hereby adopted by 
this notice.\2\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 8058 (February 23, 2018).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Circular Welded 
Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman; 2016-2017,'' 
from James P. Maeder, Jr., Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties 
of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations, to 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, dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the Order \3\ is CWP from Oman. A full 
description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \3\ See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the 
Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates: Amended 
Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping 
Duty Orders, 81 FR 91906 (December 19, 2016) (the Order).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) and (a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). Export price was calculated in accordance with section 772 of the 
Act. NV was calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics included in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an 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 https://access.trade.gov, and 
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 at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    We preliminarily determine that, for the period of June 8, 2016, 
through November 30, 2017, the following weighted-average dumping 
margin exists:

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                                                              average
                    Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                              margin
                                                             (percent)
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Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG......................            3.84
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Disclosure, Public Comment, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these 
preliminary results of review to interested parties within five days of 
the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no 
later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\4\ 
Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be 
filed not later than five days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\5\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who 
submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged 
to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief 
summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\6\ Case and 
rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.\7\
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    \4\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully 
in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time within 30 
days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should 
contain: (1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the 
number of participants; (3) whether any participant is a foreign 
national; and (4) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues 
raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective 
case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, the 
Department intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of

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Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time 
and date to be determined.\8\ 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).
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    We intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, 
including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written 
briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this 
notice, unless the deadline is extended.\9\
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    \9\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.\10\
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), as Al Jazeera reported the 
entered value for its U.S. sales, we calculated importer-specific ad 
valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of 
dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of 
the sales. Where the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is 
zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an 
importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. 
We intend to instruct CBP to take into account the ``provisional 
measures deposit cap,'' in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(d).
    The final results of this review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by 
the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated 
duties, where applicable.
    In accordance with our ``automatic assessment'' practice, for 
entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Al Jazeera 
for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United 
States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the 
all-others rate.\11\
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    \11\ For a full discussion of this clarification, see 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of 
Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Al Jazeera will 
be the rate established in the final results of this review; (2) for 
previously reviewed or investigated companies not participating in this 
review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific 
rate published for the most recently-completed segment of this 
proceeding in which the company was reviewed; (3) if the exporter is 
not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-
fair value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently-
completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of subject 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers 
or exporters will continue to be 7.36 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the LTFV investigation.\12\ These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \12\ See the Order.
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Notification To Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
    Notification To Interested Parties
    The preliminary results of review 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: December 4, 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. Discussion of the Methodology
    A. Determination of the Comparison Method
    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
    C. Date of Sale
    D. Product Comparisons
    E. Export Price
    F. Normal Value
    1. Home Market Viability
    2. Level of Trade
    3. Cost of Production Analysis
    i. Cost Averaging Methodology
    ii. Calculation of COP
    iii. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    iv. Results of the COP Test
    4. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
V. Currency Conversion
VI. Recommendation

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