Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 14912-14913 [2019-07296]

Download as PDF 14912 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices agreement, due to then, existing service requirements. At the time the challenge is made, the original RUS broadband loan must have been rescinded, defaulted on, or the terms and conditions of the original loan must not have been met. (c) Until further changes to a challenge system can be made in future rounds of funding, for the present round of funding, these challenges will only be considered when submitted with an application for ReConnect funding. Additionally, the agency will only validate the challenge if the application is determined to be complete, feasible, and, if applicable, scored high enough for funding consideration. The agency will assess the ability to expand its challenge process for future rounds of funding. Dated: March 28, 2019. Bette B. Brand, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2019–07345 Filed 4–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–825] Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that stainless steel bar (SSB) from Brazil has been sold at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017, through August 8, 2017. DATES: Applicable April 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, and we received a case brief from Villares.2 We did not receive a rebuttal brief. 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. Accordingly, the revised deadline for the final results of this review is now April 9, 2019. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The SSB subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained tin the Issues and Decision Memorandum.4 Villares Metals S.A ............... Analysis of Comments Received The issue raised by Villares in its case brief has been addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The Issues and 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 http://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Enforcement and Compliance website at http:// jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Background On October 31, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on SSB from Brazil.1 The administrative review covers one producer or exporter of the 1 See Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 83 FR 54715 (October 31, 2018) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 2 See Villares’ case brief, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Case Brief of Villares Metals SA,’’ dated November 30, 2018. 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, ‘‘Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Changes Since the Preliminary Results We did not make any changes for these final results. Final Results of the Administrative Review We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for Villares for the period of February 1, 2017, through August 8, 2017. Producer or exporter Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 1.67 Assessment In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), and the Final Modification,5 Commerce intends to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties and liquidate all appropriate entries for Villares covered by this review. For Villares, we calculated importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping duties calculated for each importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).6 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Villares 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 if there is no rate for the intermediate company involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements In the Revocation Notice, Commerce stated that it intends to issue instructions to CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to discontinue the collection of cash deposits on entries of subject merchandise, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after August 9, 5 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification). 6 Id. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 71 / Friday, April 12, 2019 / Notices 2017.7 Furthermore, because the antidumping duty order on SSB from Brazil has been revoked as a result of the Revocation Notice, Commerce does not intend to issue cash deposit instructions at the conclusion of this administrative review. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final 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 double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results of an administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: April 9, 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. jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Issue Whether to adjust the Comparison Time Periods for purposes of applying the Cohen’s D-Test 7 See Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, India, Japan, and Spain: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order (India) and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders (Brazil, Japan, and Spain), 83 FR 49910 (October 3, 2018) (Revocation Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Apr 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–07296 Filed 4–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC or the Committee) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-825]


Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that stainless 
steel bar (SSB) from Brazil has been sold at less than normal value 
during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017, through August 8, 
2017.

DATES: Applicable April 12, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla, Office I, Enforcement 
and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-3477.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 31, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on SSB from 
Brazil.\1\ The administrative review covers one producer or exporter of 
the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (Villares). We gave 
interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary 
Results, and we received a case brief from Villares.\2\ We did not 
receive a rebuttal brief. 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. Accordingly, the revised deadline for the final results of this 
review is now April 9, 2019.
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    \1\ See Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 83 FR 54715 
(October 31, 2018) (Preliminary Results).
    \2\ See Villares' case brief, ``Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: 
Case Brief of Villares Metals SA,'' dated November 30, 2018.
    \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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    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is SSB. The SSB subject to the 
order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.00, 
7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of the order is dispositive. A full 
description of the scope of the order is contained tin the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil: Issues 
and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted 
by, this notice.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    The issue raised by Villares in its case brief has been addressed 
in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The Issues and 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 http://access.trade.gov and is available to all 
parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department 
of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Enforcement and 
Compliance website at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. A list of the 
topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as 
an Appendix to this notice.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    We did not make any changes for these final results.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

    We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin 
exists for Villares for the period of February 1, 2017, through August 
8, 2017.

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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                  Producer or exporter                    dumping margin
                                                             (percent)
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Villares Metals S.A.....................................            1.67
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Assessment

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), and the Final Modification,\5\ Commerce intends to 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping 
duties and liquidate all appropriate entries for Villares covered by 
this review. For Villares, we calculated importer-specific assessment 
rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping duties 
calculated for each importer's examined sales and the total entered 
value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\6\
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    \5\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 
2012) (Final Modification).
    \6\ Id.
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by 
Villares 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 if there is no rate for the intermediate company 
involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 
days after publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    In the Revocation Notice, Commerce stated that it intends to issue 
instructions to CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to 
discontinue the collection of cash deposits on entries of subject 
merchandise, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after August 9,

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2017.\7\ Furthermore, because the antidumping duty order on SSB from 
Brazil has been revoked as a result of the Revocation Notice, Commerce 
does not intend to issue cash deposit instructions at the conclusion of 
this administrative review.
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    \7\ See Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, India, Japan, and 
Spain: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order (India) and Revocation 
of Antidumping Duty Orders (Brazil, Japan, and Spain), 83 FR 49910 
(October 3, 2018) (Revocation Notice).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final 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 double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results of an administrative 
review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: April 9, 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--List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Issue
    Whether to adjust the Comparison Time Periods for purposes of 
applying the Cohen's D-Test
V. Recommendation

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