Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Greece: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 6364-6366 [2019-03315]

Download as PDF 6364 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / Notices duty investigation will be the rates identified in the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin column in the rate chart, above. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all non-privileged and non-proprietary information related to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order (APO), without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Because Commerce’s final determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of welded pipe from Turkey no later than 45 days after this final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated, and all cash deposits will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This determination and this notice are issued and published pursuant to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Dated: February 19, 2019. 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 II Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe (including stainless steel pipe), more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter welded pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids, or gases. It may also be used for structural purposes, including, but not limited to, piling. Specifically, not included is large diameter welded pipe produced only to specifications of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for water and sewage pipe. Large diameter welded pipe used to transport oil, gas, or natural gas liquids is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L. Large diameter welded pipe may also be produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards A500, A252, or A53, or other relevant domestic specifications, grades and/or standards. Large diameter welded pipe can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or standards, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of this investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular standard. Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded pipe that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope large diameter welded pipe. Excluded from the scope are any products covered by the existing antidumping duty order on welded line pipe from the Republic of Turkey. See Welded Line Pipe from the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 80 FR 75056 (December 1, 2015). The large diameter welded pipe that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, 7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6010, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 and 7305.39.5000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Margin Calculations V. Adjustment for Countervailable Export Subsidies VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Allegation of a Particular Market Situation (PMS) in Turkey 2. Borusan’s U.S. Date of Sale 3. Borusan’s Late Delivery Penalty 4. Borusan’s Affiliated Freight Expenses 5. Borusan’s Affiliated Freight Expense Adjustments 6. Borusan’s Domestic Warehousing Revenue 7. Borusan’s Fees for Vehicle Purchases 8. Errors in Borusan’s Margin Calculations 9. Borusan’s Cost Reporting 10. Borusan’s Surrogate COPs 11. HDM Celik’s Extra Revenues 12. HDM Celik’s Depreciation and Unused Vacation Expenses VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–03317 Filed 2–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–484–803] Large Diameter Welded Pipe From Greece: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Greece are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of welded pipe from Greece, in which we also postponed the final E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / Notices determination until January 9, 2019.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is adopted by this notice.2 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.3 If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised deadline for the final determination of this investigation is now February 19, 2019. Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is welded pipe from Greece. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I of this notice. Scope Comments During the course of this investigation and the concurrent LTFV investigations of welded pipe from Canada, the Republic of Korea (Korea), the People’s Republic of China (China), and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), and the concurrent countervailing duty investigations of welded pipe from China, India, Korea, and Turkey, Commerce received scope comments from interested parties. Commerce issued a Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum 4 to address these comments. In the Preliminary amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 1 See Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 83 FR 43640 (August 27, 2018) (Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. See also Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 48795 (September 27, 2018). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated June 19, 2018 (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 6365 Determination, Commerce set aside a period of time for parties to address scope issues in scope case and rebuttal briefs. No interested parties submitted scope comments in scope case or scope rebuttal briefs. Therefore, for this final determination, the scope of this investigation remains unchanged from that published in the Preliminary Determination. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Analysis of Comments Received All-Others Rate All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of the issues addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as Appendix II. The Issues and 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 it is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B–8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin for all-other producers and exporters not individually investigated shall be equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Corinth is the only respondent for which Commerce calculated an estimated weightedaverage dumping margin that is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts otherwise available. Therefore, for purposes of determining the ‘‘all-others’’ rate, and pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we are using the estimated weighted-average dumping margin calculated for Corinth, as referenced in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section below. Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for the respondent. For a discussion of these changes, see the ‘‘Margin Calculations’’ section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Determination The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (the Act) from September to October 2018, we conducted verification of the sales and cost information submitted by Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A. (Corinth) for use in our final determination. We used standard verification procedures, including an examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original source documents provided by Corinth.5 5 For discussion of our verification findings, see the following memoranda: Memorandum, ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of CPW America Co. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece,’’ dated October 24, 2018; Memorandum, ‘‘Verification of the Cost Response of Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A. in the Less-than-Fair-Value Investigation of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece,’’ dated October 26, 2018; and Memorandum, ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece,’’ dated November 5, 2018. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exporter or producer Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A .......................................... All Others .................................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 9.96 9.96 Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed in this final determination within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, for this final determination, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of welded pipe, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 6366 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 27, 2019 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 for consumption on or after August 27, 2018, the date of publication in the Federal Register of the affirmative Preliminary Determination. Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for such entries of merchandise equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondents listed above will be equal to the respondent-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margin determined in this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a respondent identified above but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the respondent-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margin established for that producer of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be equal to the all-others estimated weighted-average dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. In addition, we are making available to the ITC all non-privileged and non-proprietary information related to this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or under an administrative protective order (APO), without the written consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Because Commerce’s final determination is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of welded pipe from Greece no later than 45 days after this final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This determination and this notice are issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: February 19, 2019. 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. processed in a third country, including but not limited to coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, punching, welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope large diameter welded pipe. The large diameter welded pipe that is subject to this investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, 7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6010, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 and 7305.39.5000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Margin Calculations V. Discussion of the Issues 1. Adverse Facts Available 2. Date of Sale 3. Constructed Export Price Offset 4. Freight Revenue Offset 5. Sales to Noble 6. Cost Verification Findings VI. Recommendation Appendix I [FR Doc. 2019–03315 Filed 2–26–19; 8:45 am] Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is welded carbon and alloy steel pipe (including stainless steel pipe), more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter welded pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids, or gases. It may also be used for structural purposes, including, but not limited to, piling. Specifically, not included is large diameter welded pipe produced only to specifications of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) for water and sewage pipe. Large diameter welded pipe used to transport oil, gas, or natural gas liquids is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L. Large diameter welded pipe may also be produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards A500, A252, or A53, or other relevant domestic specifications, grades and/or standards. Large diameter welded pipe can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or standards, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of this investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular standard. Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded pipe that has been further BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Fermi Research Alliance, LLC., et al.; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments This is a decision pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301). Related records can be viewed between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC Docket Number: 18–006. Applicant: Fermi Research Alliance, LLC., Batavia, IL 60510. Instrument: Short Baseline Near Detector (SBND) Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC). Manufacturer: The Scientific Facilities Research Council (STFC), United Kingdom. Intended Use: See notice at 83 FR 62838, December 6, 2018. Comments: None received. Decision: Approved. We know of no instruments of equivalent scientific value to the foreign instruments described below, for E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-484-803]


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

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports 
of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Greece are being, or 
are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through 
December 31, 2017.

DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3860.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of welded pipe from Greece, 
in which we also postponed the final

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determination until January 9, 2019.\1\ We invited interested parties 
to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events 
that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, 
as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this 
final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum, which is adopted by this notice.\2\
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    \1\ See Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and 
Postponement of Final Determination, 83 FR 43640 (August 27, 2018) 
(Preliminary Determination) and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum. See also Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece: Amended 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 
48795 (September 27, 2018).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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    Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by 
the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through 
the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\3\ If the new 
deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce's 
practice, the deadline will become the next business day. The revised 
deadline for the final determination of this investigation is now 
February 19, 2019.
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown 
of the Federal Government,'' dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines 
in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days.
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is welded pipe from 
Greece. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see 
the ``Scope of the Investigation'' in Appendix I of this notice.

Scope Comments

    During the course of this investigation and the concurrent LTFV 
investigations of welded pipe from Canada, the Republic of Korea 
(Korea), the People's Republic of China (China), and the Republic of 
Turkey (Turkey), and the concurrent countervailing duty investigations 
of welded pipe from China, India, Korea, and Turkey, Commerce received 
scope comments from interested parties. Commerce issued a Preliminary 
Scope Decision Memorandum \4\ to address these comments. In the 
Preliminary Determination, Commerce set aside a period of time for 
parties to address scope issues in scope case and rebuttal briefs. No 
interested parties submitted scope comments in scope case or scope 
rebuttal briefs. Therefore, for this final determination, the scope of 
this investigation remains unchanged from that published in the 
Preliminary Determination.
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Determinations,'' dated June 19, 2018 (Preliminary Scope 
Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs submitted by 
parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum accompanying this notice. A list of the issues addressed in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as 
Appendix II. The Issues and 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 it is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, room B-8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. 
In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended, (the Act) from September to October 2018, we conducted 
verification of the sales and cost information submitted by Corinth 
Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A. (Corinth) for use in our final 
determination. We used standard verification procedures, including an 
examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original 
source documents provided by Corinth.\5\
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    \5\ For discussion of our verification findings, see the 
following memoranda: Memorandum, ``Verification of the Sales 
Response of CPW America Co. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece,'' dated October 24, 2018; 
Memorandum, ``Verification of the Cost Response of Corinth Pipeworks 
Pipe Industry S.A. in the Less-than-Fair-Value Investigation of 
Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece,'' dated October 26, 2018; 
and Memorandum, ``Verification of the Sales Response of Corinth 
Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation 
of Large Diameter Welded Pipe from Greece,'' dated November 5, 2018.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings at 
verification, we made certain changes to the margin calculations for 
the respondent. For a discussion of these changes, see the ``Margin 
Calculations'' section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

All-Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin for all-other producers and exporters 
not individually investigated shall be equal to the weighted average of 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for 
exporters and producers individually investigated excluding rates that 
are zero, de minimis, or determined entirely under section 776 of the 
Act. Corinth is the only respondent for which Commerce calculated an 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin that is not zero, de minimis, 
or based entirely on facts otherwise available. Therefore, for purposes 
of determining the ``all-others'' rate, and pursuant to section 
735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we are using the estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin calculated for Corinth, as referenced in the ``Final 
Determination'' section below.

Final Determination

    The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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                                                                average
                    Exporter or producer                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A.........................        9.96
All Others..................................................        9.96
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed in this final 
determination within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, for this final 
determination, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
to continue to suspend liquidation of all entries of welded pipe, as 
described in Appendix I of this notice, which are entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse,

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for consumption on or after August 27, 2018, the date of publication in 
the Federal Register of the affirmative Preliminary Determination.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(d), we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for such 
entries of merchandise equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondents listed 
above will be equal to the respondent-specific estimated weighted-
average dumping margin determined in this final determination; (2) if 
the exporter is not a respondent identified above but the producer is, 
then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the respondent-specific 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for that producer 
of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other 
producers and exporters will be equal to the all-others estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation 
instructions will remain in effect until further notice.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative 
determination of sales at LTFV. In addition, we are making available to 
the ITC all non-privileged and non-proprietary information related to 
this investigation. We will allow the ITC access to all privileged and 
business proprietary information in our files, provided the ITC 
confirms that it will not disclose such information, either publicly or 
under an administrative protective order (APO), without the written 
consent of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 
Because Commerce's final determination is affirmative, in accordance 
with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final 
determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States 
is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of 
imports, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of 
welded pipe from Greece no later than 45 days after this final 
determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, 
this proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits will be 
refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce 
will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon 
further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of 
the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of 
liquidation, as discussed above in the ``Continuation of Suspension of 
Liquidation'' section.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion 
to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply 
with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination and this notice are issued and published 
pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(c).

    Dated: February 19, 2019.
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

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is welded carbon 
and alloy steel pipe (including stainless steel pipe), more than 
406.4 mm (16 inches) in nominal outside diameter (large diameter 
welded pipe), regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, 
grade, end finish, or stenciling. Large diameter welded pipe may be 
used to transport oil, gas, slurry, steam, or other fluids, liquids, 
or gases. It may also be used for structural purposes, including, 
but not limited to, piling. Specifically, not included is large 
diameter welded pipe produced only to specifications of the American 
Water Works Association (AWWA) for water and sewage pipe.
    Large diameter welded pipe used to transport oil, gas, or 
natural gas liquids is normally produced to the American Petroleum 
Institute (API) specification 5L. Large diameter welded pipe may 
also be produced to American Society for Testing and Materials 
(ASTM) standards A500, A252, or A53, or other relevant domestic 
specifications, grades and/or standards. Large diameter welded pipe 
can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, grades and/or 
standards or to proprietary specifications, grades and/or standards, 
or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical 
description set forth above is covered by the scope of this 
investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular 
standard.
    Subject merchandise also includes large diameter welded pipe 
that has been further processed in a third country, including but 
not limited to coating, painting, notching, beveling, cutting, 
punching, welding, or any other processing that would not otherwise 
remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if 
performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope large 
diameter welded pipe.
    The large diameter welded pipe that is subject to this 
investigation is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 
7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 
7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.1060, 
7305.19.5000, 7305.31.4000, 7305.31.6010, 7305.31.6090, 7305.39.1000 
and 7305.39.5000. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Investigation
IV. Margin Calculations
V. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Adverse Facts Available
    2. Date of Sale
    3. Constructed Export Price Offset
    4. Freight Revenue Offset
    5. Sales to Noble
    6. Cost Verification Findings
VI. Recommendation

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