Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Final Results of the Third Expedited Five Year (Sunset) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 27085-27086 [2019-12276]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the rates listed below: Net countervailable subsidy rate (percent) Manufacturer/exporter Shanxi Jiaocheng Hongxing Chemical Co., Ltd. (Shanxi Jiaocheng) ............................................................................................. Tianjin Soda Plant Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Pan Bohai International Trading Co., Ltd. (Tianjin Soda Plant) ....................... All Others ......................................................................................................................................................................................... Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order 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 with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). Dated: June 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Issues V. Discussion of the Issues (1) Likelihood of Continuation of a Countervailable Subsidy (2) Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail (3) Nature of the Subsidy [FR Doc. 2019–12282 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–549–818] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Final Results of the Third Expedited Five Year (Sunset) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 3, 2001, Commerce published the CVD Order on certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand.1 On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the third sunset review of the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Subsequently, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from the domestic interested parties, which consist of Arcelor Mittal LLC, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel), 1 See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand, 66 FR 60197 (December 3, 20101) (CVD Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 84 FR (February 5, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 27085 Sfmt 4703 169.01 169.01 169.01 California Steel Industries, Nucor Corporation (Nucor), SSAB Enterprises, LLC, Steel Dynamics, Inc. (Steel Dynamics) and United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), (the domestic interested parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Commerce received a complete substantive response to the notice of initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 Commerce received no substantive responses from the Government of Thailand (GOT) or any Thai producers or exporters. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the CVD Order. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this CVD Order is hot-rolled steel of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flatrolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1,250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of the CVD Order. A full description of the scope of the CVD Order is contained in the Issues and 3 See Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Notice of Intent to Participate (February 20, 2019). 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ March 7, 2019 Substantive Response (Substantive Response). E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 27086 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 / Notices Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.5 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an Appendix. 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://trade.gov/ enforcement/ and in the Central Records Unit, Room B–8024, in the Herbert C. Hoover Building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the CVD Order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following net countervailable subsidy rates: Net countervailable subsidy (percent) Manufacturers/exporters/producers Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Co. Ltd ...................................................................................................................................... All others .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 2.38 * 2.38 * ad valorem. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order 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 with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. [FR Doc. 2019–12276 Filed 6–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. Ian Hamilton AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: List of Topics Discussed in the Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, Commerce finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Background On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the People’s Republic of China (China) 1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.2 On February 21, 2019, Commerce received notices of intent to participate from Chemtrade Chemicals US LLC (Chemtrade), a domestic interested party, within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Chemtrade claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a producer of sodium nitrite in the United States. On March 7, 2019, Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the notice of initiation from 5 See Memorandum from James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Third Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products,’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 1 See Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders, 73 FR 50593 (August 27, 2008). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 1705 (February 5, 2019). The initiation of these reviews was originally scheduled for January 2019 (see Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review, 83 FR 62292 (December 3, 2018)), however, the initiation was affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 28, 2019. Due to the partial federal government closure, Commerce initiated these reviews in February 2019. 3 See Chemtrade’s Letter, ‘‘Sodium Nitrite from Germany: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated February 21, 2019; see also Chemtrade’s Letter, ‘‘Sodium Nitrite from China: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated February 21, 2019. Chemtrade originally filed these notices of intent to participate on January 15, 2018, but resubmitted them due to the partial federal government closure. Dated: June 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:36 Jun 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 International Trade Administration [A–428–841, A–570–925] Sodium Nitrite From Germany and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders AGENCY: Appendix khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES V. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidy VI. Final Results of Review VII. Recommendation PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27085-27086]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12276]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-549-818]


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: 
Final Results of the Third Expedited Five Year (Sunset) Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of 
the countervailing duty (CVD) order certain hot-rolled carbon steel 
flat products from Thailand would be likely to lead to the continuation 
or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates in the 
``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-5255.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 3, 2001, Commerce published the CVD Order on certain 
hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand.\1\ On February 5, 
2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the third sunset 
review of the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Subsequently, Commerce received a 
notice of intent to participate from the domestic interested parties, 
which consist of Arcelor Mittal LLC, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel), 
California Steel Industries, Nucor Corporation (Nucor), SSAB 
Enterprises, LLC, Steel Dynamics, Inc. (Steel Dynamics) and United 
States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), (the domestic interested 
parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\
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    \1\ See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled 
Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand, 66 FR 60197 (December 3, 
20101) (CVD Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 84 FR 
(February 5, 2019).
    \3\ See Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat 
Products from Thailand: Notice of Intent to Participate (February 
20, 2019).
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    Commerce received a complete substantive response to the notice of 
initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\ Commerce received no 
substantive responses from the Government of Thailand (GOT) or any Thai 
producers or exporters. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce is conducting an expedited (120-day) 
sunset review of the CVD Order.
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    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' March 7, 2019 Substantive 
Response (Substantive Response).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this CVD Order is hot-rolled steel of a 
rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, 
plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or 
coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances, in coils 
(whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of 
thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm 
and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal 
mill plate (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a 
closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1,250 
mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without 
patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included 
within the scope of the CVD Order. A full description of the scope of 
the CVD Order is contained in the Issues and

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Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice.\5\
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    \5\ See Memorandum from James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations 
performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Operations to Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum for the Final Results of the Third Expedited Sunset 
Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon 
Steel Flat Products,'' (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or 
recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable 
subsidy likely to prevail if the CVD Order were revoked. A list of 
topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to 
this notice as an Appendix. 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://trade.gov/enforcement/ and in the Central Records Unit, Room B-
8024, in the Herbert C. Hoover Building. In addition, a complete 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues 
and Decision Memorandum and electronic versions of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 752(b)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce 
determines that revocation of the CVD Order on certain hot-rolled 
carbon steel flat products from Thailand would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the 
following net countervailable subsidy rates:

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                                                               Net
                                                         countervailable
           Manufacturers/exporters/producers                 subsidy
                                                            (percent)
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Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Co. Ltd............              2.38
All others............................................            * 2.38
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* ad valorem.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    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 with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.
    Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and this 
notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

    Dated: June 5, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable 
Subsidy
    2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail
    3. Nature of the Subsidy
VI. Final Results of Review
VII. Recommendation

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