Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 31301 [2019-13986]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 126 / Monday, July 1, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–864, A–201–850, A–570–102] Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger at (202) 482–4136 (Canada); Andrew Medley at (202) 482– 4987 (the People’s Republic of China (China)); and Krisha Hill at (202) 482– 4037 (Mexico), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated less-than-fair-value (LFTV) investigations of imports of certain fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than July 15, 2019. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request to postpone 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must 1 See Certain Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, Mexico, and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 84 FR 7330 (March 4, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:58 Jun 28, 2019 Jkt 247001 state the reasons for postponement. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On June 19, 2019, the petitioner 2 submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations.3 The petitioner stated that the purpose of its request is to provide Commerce with adequate time to solicit information from the respondents and to allow Commerce and the petitioner sufficient time to analyze the respondents’ questionnaire responses.4 For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the preliminary determinations in these LTFV investigations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). Accordingly, Commerce will issue its preliminary determinations in these investigations no later than September 3, 2019. Pursuant to section 735(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, unless postponed. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 26, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–13986 Filed 6–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–885] Polyester Textured Yarn From India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 2 The petitioner in these LTFV investigations is the American Institute of Steel Construction Full Member Subgroup. 3 See Petitioner’s letter, ‘‘Certain Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, Mexico, and the People’s Republic of China: Request to Postpone Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination and to Align Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination,’’ dated June 19, 2019. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31301 The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that polyester textured yarn (yarn) from India is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Michael Bowen, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4929 or (202) 482–0768, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on November 19, 2018.1 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, 2019.2 The revised tolled deadline for this preliminary determination was May 6, 2019. In response to the petitioners’ request, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now June 25, 2019.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary 1 See Polyester Textured Yarn from India and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-ThanFair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 58223 (November 19, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 2 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. 3 See Polyester Textured Yarn from India and the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 84 FR 16843 (April 23, 2019). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Polyester Textured Yarn from India’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-864, A-201-850, A-570-102]


Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the 
People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations 
in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations

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

DATES: Applicable July 1, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger at (202) 482-4136 
(Canada); Andrew Medley at (202) 482-4987 (the People's Republic of 
China (China)); and Krisha Hill at (202) 482-4037 (Mexico), AD/CVD 
Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
initiated less-than-fair-value (LFTV) investigations of imports of 
certain fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico.\1\ 
Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than July 
15, 2019.
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    \1\ See Certain Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada, Mexico, 
and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-
Value Investigations, 84 FR 7330 (March 4, 2019).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determinations

    Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an 
LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which Commerce 
initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act 
permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no 
later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the 
investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a 
postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are 
cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and 
that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request to 
postpone 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary 
determination and must state the reasons for postponement. Commerce 
will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the 
request.
    On June 19, 2019, the petitioner \2\ submitted a timely request 
that Commerce postpone the preliminary determinations in these LTFV 
investigations.\3\ The petitioner stated that the purpose of its 
request is to provide Commerce with adequate time to solicit 
information from the respondents and to allow Commerce and the 
petitioner sufficient time to analyze the respondents' questionnaire 
responses.\4\
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    \2\ The petitioner in these LTFV investigations is the American 
Institute of Steel Construction Full Member Subgroup.
    \3\ See Petitioner's letter, ``Certain Fabricated Structural 
Steel from Canada, Mexico, and the People's Republic of China: 
Request to Postpone Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determination and 
to Align Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final 
Antidumping Duty Determination,'' dated June 19, 2019.
    \4\ Id.
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    For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling 
reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 
733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, is postponing the preliminary determinations 
in these LTFV investigations by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date 
on which these investigations were initiated). Accordingly, Commerce 
will issue its preliminary determinations in these investigations no 
later than September 3, 2019. Pursuant to section 735(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, unless postponed.
    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).

    Dated: June 26, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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