Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review, in Part; 2017, 34123-34125 [2019-15190]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.16 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The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the exporters listed above will be equal to the weightedaverage dumping margin established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific cash deposit rate published for the most recently completed segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the most recently completed segment for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 6.08 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.17 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 16 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 17 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate from Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 24096, 24098 (May 25, 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. 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. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 10, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, 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. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–15203 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–888] Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review, in Part; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that POSCO, a producer/exporter of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-tolength plate from the Republic of Korea (Korea), received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), April 4, 2017 through December 31, 2017. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Jinny Ahn, 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) 482–9068 and (202) 482–0339, respectively. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34123 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances from the Republic of Korea. Products subject to the order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 12, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-tolength plate from Korea.2 On December 17, 2018, Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this review to no later than May 31, 2019.3 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, 2019.4 Accordingly, the revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now July 10, 2019. For a complete description of the events that 1 For a full description of the scope of the order see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2017: Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 32278 (July 12, 2018); see also Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 39688, 39690 n.10 (Correcting the POR for this review.). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated December 17, 2018. 4 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\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 34124 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included at the Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 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 is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part On August 7, 2018, we received a timely filed a no-shipments certification from Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai).7 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) did not provide Commerce with any contradictory information.8 Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate that Hyundai had entries, exports, or sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we intend to rescind the review with respect to Hyundai. 5 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 7 See Hyundai’s Letter, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Korea: Notice of No Sales,’’ dated August 7, 2018. 8 See Memorandum,‘‘Certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from the Republic of Korea (C–580–888),’’ dated August 16, 2018. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 6 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 Companies Not Selected for Individual Review Commerce calculated an individual estimated net countervailable subsidy rate for POSCO, the only individually examined exporter/producer in this investigation. Because the only individually calculated rate is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely under section 776 of the Act, the estimated net countervailiable subsidy rate calculated for POSCO is the rate assigned to allother producers and exporters not selected for individual review. This is consistent with the methodology that we would use in an investigation to establish the all-others rate.9 Preliminary Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b)(4)(i), we calculated an individual net countervailable subsidy rate for POSCO. For the POR, we preliminarily determine that the net countervailable subsidy rates for the producers/exporters under review to be as follows: Net countervailable subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) Company POSCO 10 ............................. BDP International ................. Blue Track Equipment .......... Boxco .................................... Bukook Steel Co., Ltd .......... Buma CE Co., Ltd ................ Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd ..... Daesam Industrial Co., Ltd .. Daesin Lighting Co., Ltd ....... Daewoo International Corp .. Dong Yang Steel Pipe .......... Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd .......... EAE Automotive Equipment EEW KHPC Co., Ltd ............ Eplus Expo Inc ..................... GS Global Corp .................... Haem Co., Ltd ...................... Han Young Industries ........... Hyosung Corp ...................... Hyundai Steel Co ................. Jinmyung Frictech Co., Ltd .. Korean Iron and Steel Co., Ltd ..................................... Kyoungil Precision Co., Ltd .. Samsun C&T Corp ............... SK Netwoks Co., Ltd ............ Steel N People Ltd ............... Summit Industry ................... Sungjin Co., Ltd .................... Young Sun Steel .................. PO 00000 9 See section 705(c)(5)(A). Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.11 Commerce will establish a deadline for interested parties to submit written comments (case briefs) and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) at a later date.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.13 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.14 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.15 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.16 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. 10 As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce has found the following companies to be cross-owned with POSCO: POSCO Chemtech, POSCO Nippon RHF Joint Venture Co., Ltd., POSCO Processing & Service, Pohang Scrap Recycling Distribution Center, and POSCO M-Tech. 11 See 19 CFR 224(b). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 13 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 15 See 19 CFR 351.310. 16 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices Assessment Rate Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated above with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. AGENCY: Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: July 10, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Review IV. Intent to Rescind, In Part, the Administrative Review V. Scope of the Order VI. Rate for Non-Examined Companies VII. Subsidies Valuation Information VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available IX. Analysis of Programs X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–15190 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 International Trade Administration Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From France: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the producer/exporter subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. SUMMARY: Applicable July 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Janz or Terre Keaton Stefanova, 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) 482–2972 or (202) 482–1280, respectively. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances from France. Products subject to the order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the PO 00000 Frm 00010 written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background [A–427–828] DATES: 34125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On July 12, 2018, based on a timely request for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from France for one company, Industeel France S.A.S (Industeel).2 In November 2018, we extended the preliminary results of this review to no later than May 31, 2019.3 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 28, 2019.4 Accordingly, the revised deadline for the preliminary results of this review is now July 10, 2019. For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) and (a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. 1 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2016–2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate from France,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 32270 (July 12, 2018). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from France: Extension of the Deadline for Preliminary Results of the 2016– 2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated November 30, 2018. 4 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\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-888]


Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the 
Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review, in Part; 2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that POSCO, a producer/exporter of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-
to-length plate from the Republic of Korea (Korea), received 
countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), April 4, 
2017 through December 31, 2017. We invite interested parties to comment 
on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable July 17, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Jinny Ahn, 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) 482-9068 and (202) 
482-0339, respectively.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain carbon and alloy 
steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or 
not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic 
substances from the Republic of Korea. Products subject to the order 
are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 
7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 
7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 
7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is 
dispositive.\1\
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    \1\ For a full description of the scope of the order see 
Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2017: Certain Carbon and 
Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 12, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain 
carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Korea.\2\ On December 
17, 2018, Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results of 
this review to no later than May 31, 2019.\3\ 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.\4\ Accordingly, the revised deadline 
for the preliminary results of this review is now July 10, 2019. For a 
complete description of the events that

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followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\5\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included at the Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 
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 is available to all 
parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 32278 (July 12, 2018); see also 
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews, 83 FR 39688, 39690 n.10 (Correcting the POR for this 
review.).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-
Length Plate from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,'' 
dated December 17, 2018.
    \4\ 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.
    \5\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily 
determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided 
financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, 
and that the subsidy is specific.\6\ For a full description of the 
methodology underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \6\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part

    On August 7, 2018, we received a timely filed a no-shipments 
certification from Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai).\7\ U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) did not provide Commerce with any contradictory 
information.\8\ Because there is no evidence on the record to indicate 
that Hyundai had entries, exports, or sales of subject merchandise to 
the United States during the POR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we 
intend to rescind the review with respect to Hyundai.
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    \7\ See Hyundai's Letter, ``Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length 
Plate from Korea: Notice of No Sales,'' dated August 7, 2018.
    \8\ See Memorandum,``Certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-
length plate from the Republic of Korea (C-580-888),'' dated August 
16, 2018.
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Companies Not Selected for Individual Review

    Commerce calculated an individual estimated net countervailable 
subsidy rate for POSCO, the only individually examined exporter/
producer in this investigation. Because the only individually 
calculated rate is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely under 
section 776 of the Act, the estimated net countervailiable subsidy rate 
calculated for POSCO is the rate assigned to all-other producers and 
exporters not selected for individual review. This is consistent with 
the methodology that we would use in an investigation to establish the 
all-others rate.\9\
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    \9\ See section 705(c)(5)(A).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b)(4)(i), we calculated an 
individual net countervailable subsidy rate for POSCO. For the POR, we 
preliminarily determine that the net countervailable subsidy rates for 
the producers/exporters under review to be as follows:

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                                                         countervailable
                        Company                            subsidy rate
                                                           (percent  ad
                                                             valorem)
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POSCO \10\.............................................           0.56
BDP International......................................           0.56
Blue Track Equipment...................................           0.56
Boxco..................................................           0.56
Bukook Steel Co., Ltd..................................           0.56
Buma CE Co., Ltd.......................................           0.56
Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd.............................           0.56
Daesam Industrial Co., Ltd.............................           0.56
Daesin Lighting Co., Ltd...............................           0.56
Daewoo International Corp..............................           0.56
Dong Yang Steel Pipe...................................           0.56
Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd............................           0.56
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd............................           0.56
Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd..................................           0.56
EAE Automotive Equipment...............................           0.56
EEW KHPC Co., Ltd......................................           0.56
Eplus Expo Inc.........................................           0.56
GS Global Corp.........................................           0.56
Haem Co., Ltd..........................................           0.56
Han Young Industries...................................           0.56
Hyosung Corp...........................................           0.56
Hyundai Steel Co.......................................           0.56
Jinmyung Frictech Co., Ltd.............................           0.56
Korean Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.........................           0.56
Kyoungil Precision Co., Ltd............................           0.56
Samsun C&T Corp........................................           0.56
SK Netwoks Co., Ltd....................................           0.56
Steel N People Ltd.....................................           0.56
Summit Industry........................................           0.56
Sungjin Co., Ltd.......................................           0.56
Young Sun Steel........................................           0.56
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the 
date of publication of these preliminary results.\11\
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    \10\ As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, 
Commerce has found the following companies to be cross-owned with 
POSCO: POSCO Chemtech, POSCO Nippon RHF Joint Venture Co., Ltd., 
POSCO Processing & Service, Pohang Scrap Recycling Distribution 
Center, and POSCO M-Tech.
    \11\ See 19 CFR 224(b).
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    Commerce will establish a deadline for interested parties to submit 
written comments (case briefs) and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) 
at a later date.\12\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs 
must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit 
arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of 
the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\13\
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1); see also 19 
CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 
30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS system.\14\ 
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone 
number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a 
foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a 
request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the 
scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a 
time and date to be determined.\15\ Issues addressed during the hearing 
will be limited to those raised in the briefs.\16\ Parties should 
confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two 
days before the scheduled date.
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their 
entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after 
publication of these preliminary results.

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Assessment Rate

    Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act, upon issuance of the 
final results, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, 
countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount indicated above with regard to shipments of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of 
this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to 
continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at 
the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the 
company. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results of review are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213.

    Dated: July 10, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Review
IV. Intent to Rescind, In Part, the Administrative Review
V. Scope of the Order
VI. Rate for Non-Examined Companies
VII. Subsidies Valuation Information
VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available
IX. Analysis of Programs
X. Recommendation

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