Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 27244-27245 [2019-12392]

Download as PDF 27244 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES except low-carbon silicomanganese, including silicomanganese briquettes, fines and slag. Silicomanganese is a ferroalloy composed principally of manganese, silicon and iron, and normally contains much smaller proportions of minor elements, such as carbon, phosphorous and sulfur. Silicomanganese is sometimes referred to as ferrosilicon manganese. Silicomanganese is used primarily in steel production as a source of both silicon and manganese. Silicomanganese generally contains by weight not less than 4 percent iron, more than 30 percent manganese, more than 8 percent silicon and not more than 3 percent phosphorous. Silicomanganese is properly classifiable under subheading 7202.30.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Some silicomanganese may also be classified under HTSUS subheading 7202.99.5040. The low-carbon silicomanganese excluded from this scope is a ferroalloy with the following chemical specifications: minimum 55 percent manganese, minimum 27 percent silicon, minimum 4 percent iron, maximum 0.10 percent phosphorus, maximum 0.10 percent carbon and maximum 0.05 percent sulfur. Lowcarbon silicomanganese is used in the manufacture of stainless steel and special carbon steel grades, such as motor lamination grade steel, requiring a very low carbon content. It is sometimes referred to as ferromanganese-silicon. Low-carbon silicomanganese is classifiable under HTSUS subheading 7202.99.5040. This scope covers all silicomanganese, regardless of its tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope remains dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or a recurrence of dumping and a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders on silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the Orders will be the date of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year reviews of these orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. 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/destruction or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. Notification to Interested Parties These sunset reviews and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and published pursuant to 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: June 6, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–12394 Filed 6–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–884] Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta or Hannah Falvey, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–2593 or (202) 482–4889, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 1, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) covering the January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 period of review (POR).1 On October 29, 2018, Commerce received a timely request to conduct a countervailing duty administrative review from Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel).2 On October 31, 2018, Commerce received a timely request from the petitioners 3 for an administrative review of 15 companies.4 Based upon these requests, on December 11, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review covering the POR, with respect to the 15 companies for which a review was requested.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 a party to withdraw a request for review was April 22, 2019.7 Withdrawal of Review Requests On April 22, 2019, the petitioners withdrew their request for an administrative review of 14 companies: DCE Inc.; Dong Chuel America Inc.; Dong Chuel Industrial Co., Ltd.; Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd.; Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd.; Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd.; Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.; Hyewon Sni Corporation (H.S.I.); JFE Shoji Trade Korea Ltd.; POSCO; POSCO Coated & Color Steel Co., Ltd.; POSCO Daewoo Corporation; Soon Hong Trading Co., 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 49358 (October 1, 2018). 2 See Hyundai Steel’s Letter, ‘‘Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea, Case No. C–580–884: Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 29, 2018. 3 The petitioners are AK Steel Corporation; ArcelorMittal USA LLC; Nucor Corporation; SSAB Enterprises, LLC; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; and United States Steel Corporation. 4 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated October 31, 2018. 5 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 63615 (December 11, 2018). 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. 7 Id. E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2019 / Notices Ltd.; and Sung-A Steel Co., Ltd.8 There are no other active review requests for these companies. Rescission in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a petitioner who requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review, and no other party requested a review of the company for which the petitioner requested a review. Petitioners timely withdrew their request for review of the 14 companies, as detailed above, and no other party requested a review of said companies. Accordingly, Commerce is rescinding this review of hot-rolled steel from Korea for the POR, with respect to those 14 companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). This administrative review will continue with respect to Hyundai Steel. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: June 7, 2019. James Maeder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–12392 Filed 6–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–001] Potassium Permanganate From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of 2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled countervailing duties. Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on potassium permanganate from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR), January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable June 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Omar Qureshi, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–5307. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of, among other orders, the antidumping duty order on potassium permanganate from China for the POR, January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2018.1 On February 28, 2019, Pacific 8 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated April 22, 2019. 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 2816 (February 8, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 Jun 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27245 Accelerator Limited (PAL) and its affiliate Chongqing Changyuan Group Limited (Chongqing Changyuan Chemical Corporation Limited (Changyuan) filed a timely request for review, in accordance with 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On April 1, 2019, based on this request and accordance with section 751(a) of the Act, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on potassium permanganate from China, covering the POR.3 On May 3, 2019, PAL and Changyuan timely withdrew their request for administrative review.4 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. PAL and Changyuan were the only respondents party to this review. As noted above, PAL and Changyuan withdrew their requests for review by the 90-day deadline. Commerce received no other requests for review of PAL and Changyuan or with respect to any other companies. As a result, Commerce is rescinding the administrative review of potassium permanganate from China covering the POR in its entirety. Assessment We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed antidumping duties at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment 2 See letter from PAL and Changyuan, ‘‘Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated February 28, 2019. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 12200 (April 1, 2019). 4 See letter from PAL, ‘‘Pacific Accelerator Limited’s Withdrawal of Request for Review: Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated May 3, 2019; see also letter from Changyuan, ‘‘Chongqing Changyuan Group Limited’s Withdrawal of Request for Review, Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Potassium Permanganate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated May 3, 2019. E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-884]


Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of 
Korea: Partial Rescission of the Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review; 2017

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

DATES: Applicable June 12, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta or Hannah Falvey, AD/
CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-2593 or (202) 482-
4889, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 1, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published 
a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the 
countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain hot-rolled steel flat 
products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) covering 
the January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, period of review 
(POR).\1\ On October 29, 2018, Commerce received a timely request to 
conduct a countervailing duty administrative review from Hyundai Steel 
Company (Hyundai Steel).\2\ On October 31, 2018, Commerce received a 
timely request from the petitioners \3\ for an administrative review of 
15 companies.\4\ Based upon these requests, on December 11, 2018, in 
accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an 
administrative review covering the POR, with respect to the 15 
companies for which a review was requested.\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 a party to 
withdraw a request for review was April 22, 2019.\7\
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 83 FR 49358 (October 1, 2018).
    \2\ See Hyundai Steel's Letter, ``Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from the Republic of Korea, Case No. C-580-884: Request for 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated October 29, 2018.
    \3\ The petitioners are AK Steel Corporation; ArcelorMittal USA 
LLC; Nucor Corporation; SSAB Enterprises, LLC; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; 
and United States Steel Corporation.
    \4\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat 
Products from the Republic of Korea: Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated October 31, 2018.
    \5\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 63615 (December 11, 2018).
    \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.
    \7\ Id.
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Withdrawal of Review Requests

    On April 22, 2019, the petitioners withdrew their request for an 
administrative review of 14 companies: DCE Inc.; Dong Chuel America 
Inc.; Dong Chuel Industrial Co., Ltd.; Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd.; 
Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd.; Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd.; Dongkuk Steel 
Mill Co., Ltd.; Hyewon Sni Corporation (H.S.I.); JFE Shoji Trade Korea 
Ltd.; POSCO; POSCO Coated & Color Steel Co., Ltd.; POSCO Daewoo 
Corporation; Soon Hong Trading Co.,

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Ltd.; and Sung-A Steel Co., Ltd.\8\ There are no other active review 
requests for these companies.
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    \8\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Flat Products 
from the Republic of Korea: Partial Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated April 22, 2019.
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Rescission in Part

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if a petitioner who 
requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date 
of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review, and no 
other party requested a review of the company for which the petitioner 
requested a review. Petitioners timely withdrew their request for 
review of the 14 companies, as detailed above, and no other party 
requested a review of said companies. Accordingly, Commerce is 
rescinding this review of hot-rolled steel from Korea for the POR, with 
respect to those 14 companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). 
This administrative review will continue with respect to Hyundai Steel.

Assessment

    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. For the 
companies for which this review is rescinded, countervailing duties 
shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated 
antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from 
warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). 
Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly 
to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of countervailing duties prior to 
liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure 
to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that 
reimbursement of countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled countervailing duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 
751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: June 7, 2019.
James Maeder,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
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