Stainless Steel Bar From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 15582-15584 [2019-07560]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices Normal value 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. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in Commerce’s Central Records Unit, located at room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached at the Appendix to this notice. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Results of Administrative Review We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018: (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.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 Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.8 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1) and (2). Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results in this administrative review, Commerce shall determine and CBP shall assess Weighted- antidumping duties on all appropriate average entries covered by this POR. If the Producer/exporter dumping preliminary results are unchanged for margin (percent) the final results, we will instruct CBP to apply the ad valorem assessment rates Venus Group .............................. 77.49 listed above to all entries of subject Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited .. 95.21 Laxcon Steels Limited ................ 77.49 merchandise during the POR which were exported by the companies named above. Disclosure and Public Comment For entries of subject merchandise With respect to the Venus Group, we during the POR produced by the Venus intend to disclose the calculations Group for which it did not know its performed for these preliminary results merchandise was destined for the to the parties within five days after United States, we will instruct CBP to public announcement of the preliminary liquidate unreviewed entries at the allresults in accordance with 19 CFR others rate if there is no rate for the 351.224(b). Because we preliminarily intermediate company(ies) involved in determined an antidumping margin for the transaction. Jindal in these preliminary results, We intend to issue liquidation based on the application of adverse facts instructions to CBP 15 days after available, in accordance with section publication of the final results of this 776 of the Act, there are no calculations review. to disclose. Cash Deposit Requirements Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs The following deposit requirements not later than 30 days after the date of will be effective upon publication of the publication of this notice. Rebuttal notice of final results of this review for briefs, limited to issues raised in the all shipments of SS Bar from India case briefs, may be filed not later than entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, five days after the date for filing case for consumption on or after the date of briefs.6 Parties who submit case briefs or publication as provided by section rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit encouraged to submit with each rate for companies subject to this review argument: (1) A statement of the issue, 7 See 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.309(d). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15583 will be the rates established in the final results of the review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 12.45 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.9 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 Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Cost of Production Analysis for the Venus Group V. Application of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences A. Application of AFA to the Venus Group B. Application of AFA to JSHL C. Selection of AFA Rate VI. Rate for Respondent Not Selected for Individual Examination VII. Discussion of the Methodology (1) Comparisons to Normal Value A. Determination of Comparison Method 9 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 59 FR 66915, 66921 (December 28, 1994). E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 15584 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 73 / Tuesday, April 16, 2019 / Notices B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis VIII. Date of Sale IX. Product Comparisons X. Export Price and Constructed Export Price XI. Normal Value A. Comparison Market Viability B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm’sLength Test C. Level of Trade D. Cost of Production Analysis 1. Calculation of Cost of Production 2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices 3. Results of the COP Test E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices XII. Currency Conversion XIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–07560 Filed 4–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–910] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (CWP) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice, infra. DATES: Applicable April 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill or Howard Smith, AD/ CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3518 or (202) 482–5193, respectively. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On July 22, 2008, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on CWP from China.1 On November 1, 2018, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 42547 (July 22, 2008) (Order). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Apr 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Act).2 From November 15, 2018, through November 16, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1), Commerce received timely and complete notices of intent to participate in the sunset review from Zekelman Industries (Zekelman), Bull Moose Tube Company (Bull), EXLTUBE (EXL), TMK IPSCO (TMK), Wheatland Tube (Wheatland), Independence Tube Corporation (Independence), and Southland Tube Incorporated (Southland) (collectively domestic interested parties) in which the domestic interested parties claimed interested party status, as domestic producers of CWP, under section 771(9)(C) of the Act.3 This notice was filed within the time period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).4 On November 29, 2018, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i), domestic interested parties filed a timely and adequate substantive response.5 Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order is certain welded carbon quality steel pipes and tubes, of circular crosssection, and with an outside diameter of 0.372 inches (9.45 mm) or more, but not more than 16 inches (406.4 mm), whether or not stenciled, regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (e.g., black, galvanized, or painted), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or industry specification (e.g., ASTM, proprietary, or other), generally known as standard pipe and structural pipe (they may also be referred to as circular, structural, or mechanical tubing). The pipe products that are the subject of the Order are currently classifiable in HTSUS statistical reporting numbers 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.10.00, 7306.50.50.50, 7306.50.50.70, 7306.19.10.10, 7306.19.10.50, 7306.19.51.10, and 7306.19.51.50. 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 83 FR 54915 (November 1, 2018). 3 See Zekelman’s Letter of Intent dated November 16, 2018; see also Bull, EXL, and TMK’s Letter of Intent dated November 16, 2018, see also Wheatland, Independence, and Southland’s Letter of Intent dated November 16, 2018. 4 Id. 5 See domestic interested parties Substantive Response dated November 29, 2018 (Substantive Response). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 However, the product description, and not the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) classification, is dispositive of whether merchandise imported into the United States falls within the scope of the Order.6 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, specifically the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.7 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 http://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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weightedaverage dumping margins up to 85.55 percent. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only 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. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply 6 For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see Commerce’s Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice. 7 Id. E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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

International Trade Administration

[A-533-810]


Stainless Steel Bar From India: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

AGENCY: 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.

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. 
(Jindal), Jindal Stainless Limited, and Laxcon Steels Limited.
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    \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.
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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\
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    \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).
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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 no-shipment 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\
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    \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).
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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.

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Normal value 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. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the 
public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is 
available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all 
parties in Commerce's Central Records Unit, located at room B8024 of 
the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of topics discussed in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached at the Appendix to this 
notice.

Preliminary Results of Administrative Review

    We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average 
dumping margins exist for the respondents for the period February 1, 
2017, through January 31, 2018:

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                                                                average
                      Producer/exporter                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Venus Group.................................................       77.49
Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited............................       95.21
Laxcon Steels Limited.......................................       77.49
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    With respect to the Venus Group, we intend to disclose the 
calculations performed for these preliminary results to the parties 
within five days after public announcement of the preliminary results 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Because we preliminarily 
determined an antidumping margin for Jindal in these preliminary 
results, based on the application of adverse facts available, in 
accordance with section 776 of the Act, there are no calculations to 
disclose.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case 
briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice. 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.\6\ 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.\7\
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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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 Commerce's electronic records system, ACCESS, by 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of 
this notice.\8\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address 
and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to 
those raised in the respective case briefs.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the 
Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1) and (2).

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results in this administrative review, 
Commerce shall determine and CBP shall assess antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this POR. If the preliminary results are 
unchanged for the final results, we will instruct CBP to apply the ad 
valorem assessment rates listed above to all entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR which were exported by the companies named 
above.
    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the 
Venus Group 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(ies) involved in the transaction.
    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 upon 
publication of the notice of final results of this review for all 
shipments of SS Bar from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by 
section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for companies 
subject to this review will be the rates established in the final 
results of the review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or 
exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of 
the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original 
investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the 
rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the 
merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be 12.45 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.\9\ These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \9\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 59 FR 66915, 66921 (December 
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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 Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double 
antidumping duties.
    Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Cost of Production Analysis for the Venus Group
V. Application of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
    A. Application of AFA to the Venus Group
    B. Application of AFA to JSHL
    C. Selection of AFA Rate
VI. Rate for Respondent Not Selected for Individual Examination
VII. Discussion of the Methodology
    (1) Comparisons to Normal Value
    A. Determination of Comparison Method

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    B. Results of the Differential Pricing Analysis
VIII. Date of Sale
IX. Product Comparisons
X. Export Price and Constructed Export Price
XI. Normal Value
    A. Comparison Market Viability
    B. Affiliated Party Transactions and Arm's-Length Test
    C. Level of Trade
    D. Cost of Production Analysis
    1. Calculation of Cost of Production
    2. Test of Comparison Market Sales Prices
    3. Results of the COP Test
    E. Calculation of Normal Value Based on Comparison Market Prices
XII. Currency Conversion
XIII. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2019-07560 Filed 4-15-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P