Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Results of the First Administrative Review, 35604-35605 [2019-15744]

Download as PDF 35604 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 24, 2019 / Notices protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: July 18, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. 19. Qingdao Gabsan Trading Co., Ltd. 20. Qingdao Jiashan Trading Co., Ltd. 21. Qingdao Justop Industries and Trading Co., Ltd. 22. Qingdao Ritai Food Co., Ltd. 23. Shandong Galaxy International 24. Shandong Helu International Trade Co., Ltd. 25. Shandong Lejianda Food Co., Ltd. 26. Victoria Foods Co., Ltd. 27. Weifang Huashun Import & Export Co., Ltd. 28. Weifang Wangyuan Food Co., Ltd. [FR Doc. 2019–15745 Filed 7–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Final Determination of No Shipments V. Use of Facts Available and Adverse Facts Available (AFA) VI. Discussion of the Issues: Comment 1: Whether Sea-line Provided Reliable Sales Information to Calculate a Dumping Margin Comment 2: Whether Romania is the Appropriate Surrogate Country Comment 3: Whether Commerce DoubleCounted Chemicals in Sea-line’s Calculation VII. Recommendation Appendix II List of Companies Receiving a Separate Rate 1. Chengwu County Yuanxiang Industry & Commerce Co., Ltd. 2. Jining Alpha Food Co., Ltd. 3. Qingdao Maycarrier Import & Export Co., Ltd. 4. Shandong Chenhe International Trading Co., Ltd. 5. Shandong Happy Foods Co., Ltd. 6. Weifang Hongqiao International Logistics Co., Ltd. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Appendix III List of Companies Not Receiving Separate Rate Status 1. Bestway Logistics Inc. 2. Chengwu Yuanxiang Industry and Commerce Co., Ltd. 3. China Union Agri. (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. 4. Dongying Richmond International 5. Jiangyoung Gunagafa Vegetable Professional Corperation 6. Jinan Farmlady Trading Co., Ltd. 7. Jining City Billion Garlic Products Co., Ltd. 8. Jining New Silk Road Food Co., Ltd. 9. Jining Rich Farmer International 10. Jining Yifa Garlic Produce Co., Ltd. 11. Jining Yongjia Trade Co., Ltd. 12. Jinxiang County Jinji Trade Co., Ltd. 13. Jinxiang Hongyu Freezing & Storing Co., Ltd. 14. Jinxiang Richfar Fruits & Vegetables Co., Ltd. 15. Juxian Huateng Organic Ginger Co., Ltd. 16. Laiwu Ever Green Food Co., Ltd. 17. Lanling Xinxinyuan Food Co., Ltd. 18. Pinacle Sourcing & Marketing, Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Jul 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–884] Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Results of the First Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) to correct a ministerial error. The period of review (POR) is August 12, 2016 through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hannah Falvey, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4889. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), on June 19, 2019, Commerce published its final results of the administrative review of the CVD order of hot-rolled steel from Korea.1 On June 24, 2019, POSCO alleged a calculation error in these Final Results regarding POSCO’s policy loans from the Korea Resources Corporation 1 See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016, 84 FR 28461 (June 19, 2019) (Final Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (KORES).2 We did not receive any other ministerial error comments or rebuttal comments. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Korea. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying the Final Results.3 Ministerial Errors Section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f) define a ‘‘ministerial error’’ as an error in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the Secretary considers ministerial. As discussed in the Amended Final Issues and Decision Memorandum, Commerce finds that the error alleged by POSCO constitutes a ministerial error within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(f).4 Specifically, Commerce made an error in the calculation of the benefit to POSCO from POSCO’s KORES loans.5 In accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results to correct the ministerial error. Specifically, we are amending the net subsidy rate for POSCO.6 The revised net subsidy rate is provided below. Amended Final Results Company POSCO ................................. Subsidy rate (percent valorem) 7 0.54 2 See POSCO’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea, 8/12/ 2016–12/31/2016 Administrative Review, Case No. C–580–884: POSCO’s Ministerial Error Allegation,’’ dated June 24, 2019. 3 See Final Results and accompanying IDM. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Allegation of Ministerial Errors in the Final Results of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and herby adopted by, this notice (Amended Final Issues and Decision Memorandum). 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results Calculations for POSCO,’’ dated June 11, 2019. 6 Id. Because we relied on POSCO’s subsidy rates to calculate the rate for non-selected companies under review, we are revising the calculation for non-selected companies under review in these amended final results. After this revision, the rate for non-selected companies is unchanged from the Final Results. See Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea; Amended Final Results Rate Calculation for the Non-Selected Companies,’’ dated concurrently with the amended final results. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 24, 2019 / Notices Company Subsidy rate (percent valorem) 7 We are issuing and publishing these amended final results in accordance 0.58 with sections 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the 0.56 Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(e). Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd ......... DCE Inc ................................ Dong Chuel America Inc ...... Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd .......... Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd Hyewon Sni Corporation (H.S.I.) ............................... Soon Hong Trading Co., Ltd Sung-A Steel Co., Ltd .......... 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.56 Assessment Rates Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of these amended final results of review, to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, from August 12, 2016 through December 31, 2016, at the ad valorem rates listed above. Cash Deposit Rate Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above for the companies listed above on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 19, 2019, the date of publication of the Final Results. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits at the mostrecent company specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these amended final results to interested parties within five business days of the date of the publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). 7 The rate for non-selected companies under review remains unchanged from the Final Results. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Jul 23, 2019 Notification to Interested Parties Jkt 247001 Dated: July 18, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–15744 Filed 7–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV002 Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council will hold its 166th meeting in August to discuss the items contained in the agenda in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The meetings will be held on August 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and August 21, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at The Buccaneer Hotel, 5007 Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 766–5926. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: August 20, 2019, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Æ Call to Order Æ Adoption of Agenda Æ Consideration of 165th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions Æ Executive Director’s Report Æ Fishery Ecosystem Plan —Plan Team Update DAP Reports (July 30–31, 2019 meetings) —Puerto Rico —St. Thomas/St. John —St. Croix Æ SSC Report (August 13–15, 2019 meeting) Æ WECAFC Next Steps Æ Caribbean Fishery Management Council Five-Year Strategic Plan: Proposed Approach and Timeline— Michelle Duval PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35605 —Public Comment Period—5-minute presentations August 20, 2019, 5:15 p.m.–6 p.m. Æ Administrative Issues Æ Closed Session August 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m.–11 a.m. Æ Discussion of Proposed CFMC 5-year Strategic Plan—Michelle Duval August 21, 2019, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Æ Outreach and Education Report— Alida Ortiz Æ The Emergence of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease in St. Thomas and Possible Impacts to Fisheries— Marilyn Brandt August 21, 2019, 12 noon–1:30 p.m. Æ Lunch August 21, 2019, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. Æ Life History of Parrotfish Species and Queen Triggerfish Throughout the US Caribbean– Virginia Shervette Æ St. Thomas/St. John —Fish Trap Compatibility —Spiny Lobster Fishery Management St. Croix —Fish Trap Compatibility —Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Æ Recreational Fisheries Management USVI Update—Nicole Angeli Æ Enforcement Issues: —Puerto Rico-DNER —USVI—DPNR —U.S. Coast Guard —NMFS/NOAA Æ Meetings Attended by Council Members and Staff Other Business —Lobster Project —Public Comment Period—5-minute presentations Æ Next Meeting The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 24, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-884]


Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat 
Products From the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Results of the First 
Administrative Review

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final 
results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) 
order on certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from 
the Republic of Korea (Korea) to correct a ministerial error. The 
period of review (POR) is August 12, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

DATES: Applicable July 24, 2019.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), on June 19, 2019, Commerce 
published its final results of the administrative review of the CVD 
order of hot-rolled steel from Korea.\1\ On June 24, 2019, POSCO 
alleged a calculation error in these Final Results regarding POSCO's 
policy loans from the Korea Resources Corporation (KORES).\2\ We did 
not receive any other ministerial error comments or rebuttal comments.
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    \1\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic 
of Korea: Final Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review, 2016, 84 FR 28461 (June 19, 2019) (Final Results), and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM).
    \2\ See POSCO's Letter, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from the Republic of Korea, 8/12/2016-12/31/2016 Administrative 
Review, Case No. C-580-884: POSCO's Ministerial Error Allegation,'' 
dated June 24, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is certain hot-rolled steel 
flat products from Korea. For a complete description of the scope of 
the order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying the 
Final Results.\3\
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    \3\ See Final Results and accompanying IDM.
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Ministerial Errors

    Section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f) define a 
``ministerial error'' as an error in addition, subtraction, or other 
arithmetic function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, 
duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional 
error which the Secretary considers ministerial. As discussed in the 
Amended Final Issues and Decision Memorandum, Commerce finds that the 
error alleged by POSCO constitutes a ministerial error within the 
meaning of 19 CFR 351.224(f).\4\ Specifically, Commerce made an error 
in the calculation of the benefit to POSCO from POSCO's KORES loans.\5\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Allegation of Ministerial Errors in the 
Final Results of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea,'' 
dated concurrently with, and herby adopted by, this notice (Amended 
Final Issues and Decision Memorandum).
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Countervailing Duty Review of Certain Hot-
Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results 
Calculations for POSCO,'' dated June 11, 2019.
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    In accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), 
we are amending the Final Results to correct the ministerial error. 
Specifically, we are amending the net subsidy rate for POSCO.\6\ The 
revised net subsidy rate is provided below.
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    \6\ Id. Because we relied on POSCO's subsidy rates to calculate 
the rate for non-selected companies under review, we are revising 
the calculation for non-selected companies under review in these 
amended final results. After this revision, the rate for non-
selected companies is unchanged from the Final Results. See 
Memorandum, ``Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain 
Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea; Amended 
Final Results Rate Calculation for the Non-Selected Companies,'' 
dated concurrently with the amended final results.
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Amended Final Results

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                         Company                             (percent
                                                           valorem) \7\
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POSCO...................................................            0.54

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Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd..................................            0.58
DCE Inc.................................................            0.56
Dong Chuel America Inc..................................            0.56
Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd...................................            0.56
Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd.............................            0.56
Hyewon Sni Corporation (H.S.I.).........................            0.56
Soon Hong Trading Co., Ltd..............................            0.56
Sung-A Steel Co., Ltd...................................            0.56
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Assessment Rates
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    \7\ The rate for non-selected companies under review remains 
unchanged from the Final Results.
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    Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of 
these amended final results of review, to liquidate shipments of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption, from August 12, 2016 through December 31, 2016, at the ad 
valorem rates listed above.

Cash Deposit Rate

    Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of 
estimated countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above for the 
companies listed above on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after June 19, 2019, 
the date of publication of the Final Results. For all non-reviewed 
firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits at the most-recent 
company specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as 
appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Order

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

Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these amended 
final results to interested parties within five business days of the 
date of the publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these amended final results in 
accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.224(e).

    Dated: July 18, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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