Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Italy: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2018, 34121-34123 [2019-15203]

Download as PDF 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NOTICES The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the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 34122 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Notices resumption of operations on January 28, 2019.3 On February 28, 2019, Commerce extended the preliminary results of this review by 120 days, until July 10, 2019.4 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 (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 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/ summary/italy/italy-fr.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 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents for the period November 14, 2016 through April 30, 2018: 3 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. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Cutto-Length Plate from Italy: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2016 -2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated February 28, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 Exporter/producer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) NLMK Verona SpA ..................... Officine Tecnosider s.r.l .............. 1.26 1.63 Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: 5 Exporter/producer Euroflex SpA ............................... Evraz Palini e Bertoli SpA .......... Ilva SpA ...................................... Metalcam SpA ............................ Modelleria di Modini Renato ....... Ondulit Italiana SpA .................... Padana Tubi e Profilati Acciaio SpA ......................................... Riva Fire SpA ............................. Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 1.52 1.52 1.52 1.52 1.52 1.52 1.52 1.52 Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within five days after the date of publication of this notice.6 Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice or seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding.7 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.8 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.9 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.10 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.11 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; 5 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. 6 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 10 See 19 CFR 351.303. 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 20230.12 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.13 Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.14 Where the respondent did not report entered value or reported amounts based on average data, we calculated the entered value in order to calculate the assessment rate. Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, 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 average 15 of the cash deposit rates calculated for NVR and OTS, excluding any which are zero or de minimis or determined entirely based on adverse facts available. 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 companies included in these final results of review 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 14 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 15 This rate was calculated as discussed in footnote 5, above. 13 See E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34121-34123]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-834]


Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Italy: 
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 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.

DATES: 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 non-metallic 
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\
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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 of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Italy,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).

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.
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    \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).
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    Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by 
the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through 
the

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resumption of operations on January 28, 2019.\3\ On February 28, 2019, 
Commerce extended the preliminary results of this review by 120 days, 
until July 10, 2019.\4\ For a complete description of the events that 
followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \3\ 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.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate 
from Italy: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2016 -
2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated February 28, 
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 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/summary/italy/italy-fr.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, we preliminarily determine that the 
following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents 
for the period November 14, 2016 through April 30, 2018:

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                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                               margin  (
                                                               percent)
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NLMK Verona SpA.............................................        1.26
Officine Tecnosider s.r.l...................................        1.63
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    Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: 
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    \5\ 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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                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                               margin (
                                                               percent)
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Euroflex SpA................................................        1.52
Evraz Palini e Bertoli SpA..................................        1.52
Ilva SpA....................................................        1.52
Metalcam SpA................................................        1.52
Modelleria di Modini Renato.................................        1.52
Ondulit Italiana SpA........................................        1.52
Padana Tubi e Profilati Acciaio SpA.........................        1.52
Riva Fire SpA...............................................        1.52
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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 after the date of publication of this notice.\6\ Interested 
parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice or seven days after the date on 
which the final verification report is issued in this proceeding.\7\ 
Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be 
filed no later than five days after the time limit for filing case 
briefs.\8\ 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.\9\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.\10\
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \10\ 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.\11\ 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.\12\
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \12\ 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.\13\
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    \13\ See Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.\14\
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    Where the respondent did not report entered value or reported 
amounts based on average data, we calculated the entered value in order 
to calculate the assessment rate. Where either the respondent's 
weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the 
meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific rate is zero 
or de minimis, 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 average \15\ of the cash 
deposit rates calculated for NVR and OTS, excluding any which are zero 
or de minimis or determined entirely based on adverse facts available. 
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.
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    Commerce's ``reseller policy'' will apply to entries of subject 
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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 all-others 
rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in 
the transaction.\16\
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    \16\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
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    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 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 
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.
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    \17\ 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 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

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