Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 25751-25752 [2019-11600]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–836] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cutto-length carbon-quality steel plate products (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we continue to find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Thomas Schauer, 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) 482–5760 or (202) 482–0410, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 20, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review.1 The period of review is February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results and received case and rebuttal briefs from interested parties.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 The final results of this khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 1 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 83 FR 65348 (December 20, 2018) (Preliminary Results). 2 See Nucor Corporation’s Case Brief, ‘‘Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from the Republic of Korea: Case Brief,’’ dated March 4, 2019, and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Certain Cut-to-Length CarbonQuality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated March 11, 2019. 3 See Memorandum to the Record from 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, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 25751 administrative review are currently due on May 29, 2019. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of comments received, we made no changes to the margins for the final results of this review. Scope of the Order The products covered by the antidumping duty order are certain CTL plate. Imports of CTL plate are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7208.40.30.30, 7208.40.30.60, 7208.51.00.30, 7208.51.00.45, 7208.51.00.60, 7208.52.00.00, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.13.00.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7211.14.00.45, 7211.90.00.00, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, 7212.50.00.00, 7225.40.30.50, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.50.60.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum.4 Final Results of the Administrative Review We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents for the period February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached in the Appendix to this notice. 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 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. Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding were affected by the partial federal government closure and are extended by 40 days. If the new deadline falls on a non-business day, in accordance with Commerce’s practice, the deadline will become the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Cut-toLength Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from the Republic of Korea; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Producer/exporter Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd ........ Hyundai Steel Company ............. Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 1.43 4.19 Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. For Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd., and Hyundai Steel Company, we calculated importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping 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).5 For entries of subject merchandise during the period of review produced by Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd., or Hyundai Steel Company 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 these final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice for all shipments of CTL plate from Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the 5 In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 25752 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices respondents listed above will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margins established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior completed segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the companyspecific 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 has been covered in a prior complete segment of this proceeding, 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 0.98 percent,6 the all-others rate determined in the less-than-fair-value investigation, adjusted for the exportsubsidy rate in the companion countervailing duty investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 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 review period. 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. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 the terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). 6 See, e.g., Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 83 FR 32629, 32630 (July 13, 2018). 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum: Summary Background Scope of the Order Changes to the Preliminary Results Discussion of the Issue Comment: Constructed Export Price Offset Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–11600 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–845] Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar From Mexico (as Amended); Final Results of 2017 Administrative Review Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: June 4, 2019. SUMMARY: For the final results of this review the Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the selected respondents Ingenio El Higo S.A. de C.V., Ingenio Melchor Ocampo S.A. de C.V., and Zucarmex S.A. de C.V. (and its affiliates) (collectively, Grupo Zucarmex), and Ingenio San Miguel Del Naranjo S.A. de C.V. (and its affiliates) (collectively, Grupo Beta San Miguel), are in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (AD Agreement), as amended on June 30, 2017 (collectively, amended AD Agreement), for the period October 1, 2017, through November 30, 2017, and that the amended AD Agreement is meeting the statutory requirements under sections 704(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–0408, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Notification to Importers VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: May 29, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Jkt 247001 Background On December 20, 2018, Commerce published its Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the amended AD Agreement covering the period of PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review (POR) of October 1, 2017, through November 30, 2017.1 Commerce gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. On March 4, 2019, Commerce received a case brief from the American Sugar Coalition and its Members 2 (collectively, the petitioners).3 On March 14, 2019, Commerce received a rebuttal brief from Camara Nacional de Las Industrias Azucarera y Alcoholera (Mexican Sugar Chamber), Grupo Zucarmex, and Grupo Beta San Miguel (collectively, the respondents).4 Also on March 15, 2019, Commerce received a rebuttal brief from the Government of Mexico (GOM).5 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, 2019.6 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 results of this review is now May 29, 2019. Scope of Review Merchandise covered by this amended AD Agreement is typically imported under the following headings of the HTSUS: 1701.12.1000, 1701.12.5000, 1701.13.1000, 1701.13.5000, 1701.14.1000, 1701.14.5000, 1701.91.1000, 1701.91.3000, 1701.99.1010, 1701.99.1025, 1701.99.1050, 1701.99.5010, 1701.99.5025, 1 See Preliminary Results of 2017 Administrative Review, 83 FR 65343 (December 20, 2018) (Preliminary Results); Sugar from Mexico: Suspension of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 79 FR 78039 (December 29, 2014) (AD Agreement); Sugar from Mexico: Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation, 82 FR 31945 (July 11, 2017) (AD Amendment). 2 Members of the American Sugar Coalition are as follows: American Sugar Can League; American Sugarbeet Growers Association; American Sugar Refining, Inc.; Florida Sugar Cane League; Rio Grande Valley Sugar Growers, Inc.; Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida; and the United States Beet Sugar Association. 3 See Petitioners’ Case Brief, ‘‘The Administrative Review of the Suspended Antidumping Investigation on Sugar from Mexico,’’ dated March 4, 2019 (Petitioners’ Case Brief). 4 See Respondents’ Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico—Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated March 15, 2019 (Respondents’ Rebuttal Brief). 5 See GOM’s Rebuttal Brief, ‘‘Sugar from Mexico: Rebuttal Brief of the Government of Mexico,’’ dated March 15, 2019 (GOM’s Rebuttal Brief). 6 See Memorandum to the Record from 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, ‘‘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. E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 4, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-836]


Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From 
the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: On December 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel 
plate products (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Based on 
our analysis of the comments received, we continue to find that subject 
merchandise has been sold at less than normal value.

DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Thomas Schauer, 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) 482-5760 or (202) 
482-0410, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On December 20, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
the administrative review.\1\ The period of review is February 1, 2017, 
through January 31, 2018. We invited interested parties to comment on 
the Preliminary Results and received case and rebuttal briefs from 
interested parties.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate 
Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 83 FR 65348 
(December 20, 2018) (Preliminary Results).
    \2\ See Nucor Corporation's Case Brief, ``Certain Cut-to-Length 
Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from the Republic of Korea: Case 
Brief,'' dated March 4, 2019, and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.'s 
Rebuttal Brief, ``Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate 
from the Republic of Korea: Rebuttal Brief,'' dated March 11, 2019.
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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\ The final results 
of this administrative review are currently due on May 29, 2019.
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    \3\ See Memorandum to the Record from 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, ``Deadlines 
Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,'' dated 
January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding 
were affected by the partial federal government closure and are 
extended by 40 days. If the new deadline falls on a non-business 
day, in accordance with Commerce's practice, the deadline will 
become the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: 
Application of ``Next Business Day'' Rule for Administrative 
Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As 
Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005).
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    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751 of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the antidumping duty order are certain CTL 
plate. Imports of CTL plate are currently classified in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 
7208.40.30.30, 7208.40.30.60, 7208.51.00.30, 7208.51.00.45, 
7208.51.00.60, 7208.52.00.00, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 
7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.13.00.00, 7211.14.00.30, 
7211.14.00.45, 7211.90.00.00, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, 
7212.50.00.00, 7225.40.30.50, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.50.60.00, 
7225.99.00.90, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 
7226.99.00.00. 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 Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain 
Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from the Republic 
of Korea; 2017-2018,'' dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by 
this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list 
of the issues raised is attached in the Appendix to this notice. 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 
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.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of comments received, we made no changes to 
the margins for the final results of this review.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

    We 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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Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.................................        1.43
Hyundai Steel Company.......................................        4.19
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Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of 
this review.
    For Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd., and Hyundai Steel Company, we 
calculated importer-specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio 
of the total amount of antidumping 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).\5\ For entries of subject 
merchandise during the period of review produced by Dongkuk Steel Mill 
Co., Ltd., or Hyundai Steel Company 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 these final results of review.
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    \5\ In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate 
calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation 
of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in 
Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 
(February 14, 2012).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of this notice for all shipments of CTL plate from Korea 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: 
(1) The cash deposit rate for the

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respondents listed above will be equal to the weighted-average dumping 
margins established in the final results of this administrative review; 
(2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in 
this review but covered in a prior completed 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 has been covered in a prior complete segment of this 
proceeding, 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 
0.98 percent,\6\ the all-others rate determined in the less-than-fair-
value investigation, adjusted for the export-subsidy rate in the 
companion countervailing duty investigation. These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \6\ See, e.g., Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate 
Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 83 FR 32629, 32630 (July 13, 
2018).
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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 review period. 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 disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 the terms of an APO is a violation 
subject to sanction.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: May 29, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum:

Summary
Background
Scope of the Order
Changes to the Preliminary Results
Discussion of the Issue
    Comment: Constructed Export Price Offset
Recommendation

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