Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2018, 34119-34121 [2019-15196]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices activities to prevent or reduce damage; and 6. Coordinate with Canada and Mexico to establish a collaborative plan to address the feral swine threat along the common borders. The NRCS actions under section 2408 of the 2018 Farm Bill are narrower than the scope of the larger APHIS effort defined in the FEIS and are limited to providing financial assistance specifically for outreach, training, equipment, and operations for feral swine trapping, consistent with APHIS technical standards. Subsequent actions, including disposal, are the responsibility of those carrying out the trapping activities, and must occur consistent with all associated federal, state, and local laws. These actions are fully covered by the FEIS Alternative 2, which was considered by APHIS to be the environmentally preferable and preferred alternative. 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An associated decision will not be made earlier than 30 days following the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. NRCS requests feedback from the public, other agencies, tribes, and other interested parties on the proposal to adopt the APHIS FEIS, the FEIS itself, and any associated issues and concerns. Kevin Norton, Acting Associate Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2019–15211 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–887] Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the POSCO single entity and eleven non-examined companies made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) November 14, 2016 through April 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable July 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bowen or William Horn, 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) 482–0768 or (202) 482–4868, respectively. AGENCY: 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- PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34119 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background 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 the Republic of Korea for fourteen companies.2 We selected POSCO/ POSCO Daewoo Corporation as the mandatory respondent because it was the only company under review that had entries of subject merchandise during the POR.3 In December 2018, we extended the preliminary results of this review to no later than May 1, 2019.4 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, 2019.5 In June 2019, we extended the preliminary results of this review to no later than July 10, 2019.6 For a complete 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: 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 32273 (July 12, 2018). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the Republic of Korea: Respondent Selection’’ dated October 4, 2018. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel CutTo-Length Plate from the Republic of Korea: Extension of the Deadline for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2018,’’ dated December 17, 2018. 5 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. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel CutTo-Length Plate from the Republic of Korea: E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM Continued 17JYN1 34120 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices 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 (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price and constructed export price are calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 https://access.trade.gov and it 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 https:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.htm. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Exporter/producer Buma Ce Co., Ltd. ...................... Dong Yang Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. ....... Expeditors Korea Ltd. ................. Haem Co., Ltd. ........................... Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd. ............ Hyundai Steel Company ............. J.I. Sea & Air Express Co., Ltd. Maxpeed Co., Ltd. ...................... Rames Logistics Co., Ltd. .......... Sumitomo Corp. Korea Ltd. ........ Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 20.09 20.09 20.09 20.09 20.09 20.09 20.09 20.09 20.09 20.09 20.09 Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice.10 Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.11 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.12 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.13 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.14 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a Preliminary Results of the Review hearing must submit a written request to As a result of this review, Commerce the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement preliminarily determines that the and Compliance, U.S. Department of following weighted-average dumping Commerce, filed electronically via margin exists for the period November ACCESS within 30 days after the date of 14, 2016 through April 30, 2018: 7 publication of this notice.15 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s Weighted- name, address, and telephone number; average (2) the number of participants; and (3) Exporter or producer dumping a list of issues to be discussed. Issues margin (percent) raised in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request POSCO single entity 8 ................ 20.09 for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and date for the Review-Specific Average Rate hearing to be held at the U.S. Applicable to the Following Department of Commerce, 1401 9 Companies: Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.16 Extension of the Deadline for Preliminary Results An electronically-filed document of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; must be received successfully in its 2016–2018,’’ dated June 3, 2019. 7 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum is preliminarily determining that POSCO, POSCO Daewoo Corporation, POSCO Processing and Service Co., Ltd. and certain distributors and service centers are affiliated pursuant to section 771(33)(E) of the Act, and further that these companies should be treated as a single entity (collectively, the POSCO single entity) pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f). See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 9 This rate is based on the rates for the respondents that were selected for individual jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 8 Commerce VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 review, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis or based entirely on facts available. See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. 10 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 13 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 14 See 19 CFR 351.303. 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 16 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the established deadline. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless otherwise extended.17 Assessment Rates Upon publication of the final results of this administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.18 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where the respondents reported the entered value of its U.S. sales, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of such sales. Where the respondent did not report entered value, we will calculate importerspecific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales and the total quantity of those sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).19 We will also calculate (estimated) ad valorem importerspecific assessment rates with which to assess whether the per-unit assessment rate is de minimis. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is not zero or de minimis. Where either the respondent’s ad valorem weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis,20 we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. We intend to instruct CBP to take into account the ‘‘provisional measures deposit cap,’’ in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(d). For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we will assign an assessment rate based on the weighted-average dumping margin calculated for the POSCO single entity. 17 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 19 In these preliminary 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 Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). 20 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 18 See E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. Commerce’s ‘‘reseller policy’’ will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the POSCO single entity for which the POSCO single entity did not know that the merchandise it 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 all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.21 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 POSCO single entity and all other companies subject to this review will be equal to the weighted-average 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 7.39 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.22 21 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 22 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 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 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 preliminary 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. Affiliation and Collapsing VI. Discussion of the Methodology VII. Currency Conversion VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–15196 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–834] Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From Italy: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the producers/exporters 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. AGENCY: Republic of Korea and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 24096, 24098 (May 25, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: 34121 Applicable July 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or David Crespo, 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) 482–4682 or (202) 482–3693, 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 Italy. 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, based on timely requests 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 Italy.2 This review covers 10 producers and exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two companies, NLMK Verona SpA (NVR) and Officine Tecnosider s.r.l. (OTS), for individual examination. The producers and or exporters not selected for individual examination are listed in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of the Review’’ section of this notice. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the 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 Italy,’’ 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), as corrected by Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018). E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34119-34121]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-887]


Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the Republic of 
Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2016-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that the POSCO single entity and eleven non-examined companies made 
sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the 
period of review (POR) November 14, 2016 through April 30, 2018. 
Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results 
of review.

DATES: Applicable July 17, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bowen or William Horn, 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) 482-0768 or (202) 
482-4868, 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 
2016-2018 Administrative Review: 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, 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 the 
Republic of Korea for fourteen companies.\2\ We selected POSCO/POSCO 
Daewoo Corporation as the mandatory respondent because it was the only 
company under review that had entries of subject merchandise during the 
POR.\3\ In December 2018, we extended the preliminary results of this 
review to no later than May 1, 2019.\4\ 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.\5\ In June 2019, we extended the 
preliminary results of this review to no later than July 10, 2019.\6\ 
For a complete

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description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, 
see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 32273 (July 12, 2018).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of Carbon and Alloy 
Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the Republic of Korea: Respondent 
Selection'' dated October 4, 2018.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate 
from the Republic of Korea: Extension of the Deadline for 
Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2016-2018,'' dated December 17, 2018.
    \5\ 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.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate 
from the Republic of Korea: Extension of the Deadline for 
Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2016-2018,'' dated June 3, 2019.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 
Export price and constructed export price are calculated in accordance 
with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with 
section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 https://access.trade.gov and it 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 https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.htm. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics 
discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an 
Appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, Commerce preliminarily determines that 
the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period 
November 14, 2016 through April 30, 2018: \7\
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POSCO single entity \8\.....................................       20.09
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    Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: 
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    \8\ Commerce is preliminarily determining that POSCO, POSCO 
Daewoo Corporation, POSCO Processing and Service Co., Ltd. and 
certain distributors and service centers are affiliated pursuant to 
section 771(33)(E) of the Act, and further that these companies 
should be treated as a single entity (collectively, the POSCO single 
entity) pursuant to 19 CFR 351.401(f). See Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
    \9\ This rate is based on the rates for the respondents that 
were selected for individual review, excluding rates that are zero, 
de minimis or based entirely on facts available. See section 
735(c)(5)(A) of the Act.

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Buma Ce Co., Ltd............................................       20.09
Dong Yang Steel Pipe Co., Ltd...............................       20.09
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.................................       20.09
Expeditors Korea Ltd........................................       20.09
Haem Co., Ltd...............................................       20.09
Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd.....................................       20.09
Hyundai Steel Company.......................................       20.09
J.I. Sea & Air Express Co., Ltd.............................       20.09
Maxpeed Co., Ltd............................................       20.09
Rames Logistics Co., Ltd....................................       20.09
Sumitomo Corp. Korea Ltd....................................       20.09
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in 
connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within 
five days of the date of publication of this notice.\10\ Interested 
parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice.\11\ Rebuttal briefs, limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days 
after the date for filing case briefs.\12\ Parties who submit case 
briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit 
with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary 
of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\13\ Case and rebuttal 
briefs should be filed using ACCESS.\14\
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
filed electronically via ACCESS within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\15\ Hearing requests should contain: (1) 
The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised 
in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a 
request for a hearing is made, parties will be notified of the time and 
date for the hearing to be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230.\16\
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in 
its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the established 
deadline.
    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any 
written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication 
of this notice, unless otherwise extended.\17\
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Assessment Rates

    Upon publication of the final results of this administrative 
review, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries covered by this review.\18\
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where the respondents reported 
the entered value of its U.S. sales, we will calculate importer-
specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the 
total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total 
entered value of such sales. Where the respondent did not report 
entered value, we will calculate importer-specific assessment rates on 
the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for 
the importer's examined sales and the total quantity of those sales, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\19\ We will also calculate 
(estimated) ad valorem importer-specific assessment rates with which to 
assess whether the per-unit assessment rate is de minimis. We will 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review when the importer-specific ad valorem assessment 
rate calculated in the final results of this review is not zero or de 
minimis. Where either the respondent's ad valorem weighted-average 
dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific ad 
valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis,\20\ we will instruct CBP 
to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties. We intend to instruct CBP to take into account the 
``provisional measures deposit cap,'' in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(d).
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    \19\ In these preliminary 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 Proceedings: Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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    For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we 
will assign an assessment rate based on the weighted-average dumping 
margin calculated for the POSCO single entity.

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The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment 
of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final 
results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, 
where applicable.
    Commerce's ``reseller policy'' will apply to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by the POSCO single entity for 
which the POSCO single entity did not know that the merchandise it 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 all-others rate if there is 
no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the 
transaction.\21\
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    \21\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of 
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 POSCO single 
entity and all other companies subject to this review will be equal to 
the weighted-average 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-fair-value (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 7.39 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the LTFV investigation.\22\ These deposit requirements, 
when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \22\ See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length 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).
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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 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 preliminary 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. Affiliation and Collapsing
VI. Discussion of the Methodology
VII. Currency Conversion
VIII. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2019-15196 Filed 7-16-19; 8:45 a.m.]
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