Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations, 15581-15582 [2019-07539]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices assemblies including box controls, light bulbs, light sockets, cold controls, light switches, cold control knobs, timer defrost/adaptive defrost controls, screws (#6–9 20 x 7⁄16), diffuser bottoms, diffuser tops, wire harnesses, plastic tubes, and foil tapes; sub-assemblies— electronic control boxes and components, including housing controls, knob controls, potentiometer boards, ERF 1500 boards, light switches, light sockets, light bulbs, temperature sensors, housing covers, housing gaskets, diffuser expanded polystyrene housings, heat shields, wire harnesses and labels; sub-assemblies—electronic control boxes and mechanical components, including box controls, diffuser bottoms, diffuser tops, seals, aluminum tapes, wire sleeves, cold controls, timer defrosts, light switches, knob controls, screws (# 6–20 x 7⁄16), light bulbs, light bulb sockets and wire harnesses; and, defrost timers (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 8.6%). The request indicates that suction tube connectors with copper tubing is subject to antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders if imported from certain countries. The FTZ Board’s regulations (15 CFR 400.14(e)) require that merchandise subject to AD/CVD orders, or items which would be otherwise subject to suspension of liquidation under AD/CVD procedures if they entered U.S. customs territory, be admitted to the zone in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). The request also indicates that certain materials/components are subject to special duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in privileged foreign status. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 28, 2019. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Christopher Wedderburn at Chris.Wedderburn@trade.gov or (202) 482–1963. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: April 10, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07546 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–23–2019] Approval of Subzone Status; WPG Americas Inc., Southaven, Mississippi On February 19, 2019, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the Northern Mississippi FTZ, Inc., grantee of FTZ 262, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 262, on behalf of WPG Americas Inc., in Southaven, Mississippi. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (84 FR 6129, February 26, 2019). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary (15 CFR Sec. 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 262D was approved on April 10, 2019, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 262’s 680-acre activation limit. Dated: April 10, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07547 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–72–2018] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 122—Corpus Christi, Texas; Authorization of Production Activity; Gulf Coast Growth Ventures LLC (Ethylene, Polyethylene and Monoethylene Glycol and Related Co-Products), San Patricio County, Texas On November 1, 2018, the Port of Corpus Christi Authority, grantee of FTZ 122, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Gulf Coast Growth Ventures LLC, within Subzone 122W, in San Patricio County, Texas. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15581 FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (83 FR 57718, November 16, 2018). On April 10, 2019, the applicant was notified of the FTZ Board’s decision that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: April 10, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07545 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–865, C–201–851, C–570–103] Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable April 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Whitley Herndon (202) 482–6274 or David Crespo (202) 482–3693 (Canada); Thomas Martin at (202) 482–3936 or Trisha Tran at (202) 482–4852 (Mexico); or Darla Brown at (202) 482–1791 (People’s Republic of China (China)), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 25, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of certain fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than May 1, 2019. Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary 1 See Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 84 FR 7339 (March 4, 2019) (Initiation Notice). E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 15582 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, if the petitioner makes a timely request for postponement, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On April 5, 2019, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these CVD investigations.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement of the preliminary determinations because Commerce recently issued questionnaires and additional time is required for Commerce to receive and analyze the questionnaire responses.4 Furthermore, the petitioner stated that additional time will permit it to review and comment on the submitted data.5 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting postponement of the preliminary determinations, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated, i.e., July 5, 2019. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). 2 The petitioner is the Full Member Subgroup of the American Institute of Steel Construction, LLC. 3 See the petitioner’s Letter titled, ‘‘Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People’s Republic of China: Request to Postpone Determination,’’ dated April 5, 2019. 4 Id. 5 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: April 10, 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. [FR Doc. 2019–07539 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–810] Stainless Steel Bar From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 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 stainless steel bar (SS Bar) from India at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable April 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kennedy or Hermes Pinilla, 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) 482–3477, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers four producers/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd., and its affiliates Hindustan Inox, Precision Metals and Sieves Manufacturers (India) Pvt. Ltd. (collectively, the Venus Group),1 Jindal Stainless Hisar Ltd. 1 Commerce has previously determined that Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd., and its affiliates Hindustan Inox, Precision Metals and Sieves Manufacturers (India) Pvt. Ltd. constitute a single entity. See Stainless Steel Bar From India: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent To Reinstate Certain Companies in the Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 48483 (October 18, 2017) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 3–5, unchanged in Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Reinstatement of Certain Companies in the Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 17529 (April 20, 2018). We have received no information on the record of this review to dispute that finding. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Jindal), Jindal Stainless Limited, and Laxcon Steels Limited. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is SS Bar. Imports of the product are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7222.11.00, 7222.19.00, 7222.20.00, 7222.30.00. 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.2 Preliminary Determination of No Reviewable Entries Based on our review of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, we found no evidence of reviewable entries made by Jindal Stainless Limited during the POR.3 However, Jindal Stainless Limited did not file a letter on the record stating whether or not it had shipments during the POR. It is Commerce’s long-standing practice to rely on both a company’s timely filed no-shipment letter and CBP data corroborating such company’s noshipment claim to determine that the company made no shipments during the POR.4 Consistent with this practice, we find that it is not appropriate to rescind the review with respect to Jindal Stainless Limited. Rather, we will complete the review with respect to Jindal Stainless Limited and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results.5 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export prices were calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar from India: 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Stainless Steel Bar from India: Release of Customs and Border Protection Data,’’ dated May 1, 2018. See also Memorandum, ‘‘Re: Selection of respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated June 22, 2018. 4 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012–2013, 79 FR 54264 (September 11, 2014), and accompanying Issues and Decisions Memorandum at Comment 5. 5 See, e.g., Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Administrative Review and Final Results of New Shipper Review; 2013, 80 FR 34619 (June 17, 2015). E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 73 (Tuesday, April 16, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-122-865, C-201-851, C-570-103]


Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the 
People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations 
in the Countervailing Duty Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable April 16, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Whitley Herndon (202) 482-6274 or 
David Crespo (202) 482-3693 (Canada); Thomas Martin at (202) 482-3936 
or Trisha Tran at (202) 482-4852 (Mexico); or Darla Brown at (202) 482-
1791 (People's Republic of China (China)), AD/CVD Operations, 
Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 25, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of 
certain fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico.\1\ 
Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than May 1, 
2019.
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    \1\ See Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, 
and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing 
Duty Investigations, 84 FR 7339 (March 4, 2019) (Initiation Notice).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires Commerce to issue the preliminary

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determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on 
which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, if the petitioner 
makes a timely request for postponement, section 703(c)(1)(A) of the 
Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the 
investigation. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a 
request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of 
the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the 
request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling 
reasons to deny the request.
    On April 5, 2019, the petitioner \2\ submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these CVD 
investigations.\3\ The petitioner stated that it requests postponement 
of the preliminary determinations because Commerce recently issued 
questionnaires and additional time is required for Commerce to receive 
and analyze the questionnaire responses.\4\ Furthermore, the petitioner 
stated that additional time will permit it to review and comment on the 
submitted data.\5\
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    \2\ The petitioner is the Full Member Subgroup of the American 
Institute of Steel Construction, LLC.
    \3\ See the petitioner's Letter titled, ``Certain Fabricated 
Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People's Republic of 
China: Request to Postpone Determination,'' dated April 5, 2019.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Id.
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the 
reasons for requesting postponement of the preliminary determinations, 
and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, 
in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is 
postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later 
than 130 days after the date on which these investigations were 
initiated, i.e., July 5, 2019. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of 
these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the 
preliminary determinations.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: April 10, 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.
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