Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 36572-36577 [2019-16038]

Download as PDF 36572 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope Comments IV. Scope of the Investigation V. Injury Test VI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VII. Subsidies Valuation VIII. Benchmarks and Discount Rates IX. Analysis of Programs X. ITC Notification XI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–16037 Filed 7–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with June anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with June anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. Notice of No Sales If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (POR), it must notify Commerce within 30 days of publication of this VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 notice in the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at https://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.1 Such submissions are subject to verification, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every party on Commerce’s service list. Respondent Selection In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the POR. We intend to place the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 30 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection should be submitted within seven days after the placement of the CBP data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal comments should submit those comments within five days after the deadline for the initial comments. In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act, the following guidelines regarding collapsing of companies for purposes of respondent selection will apply. In general, Commerce has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (e.g., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping proceeding (e.g., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review or changed circumstances 1 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review). For any company subject to this review, if Commerce determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, Commerce will assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete the Quantity and Value (Q&V) Questionnaire for purposes of respondent selection, in general each company must report volume and value data separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company or companies in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding where Commerce considered collapsing that entity, complete Q&V data for that collapsed entity must be submitted. Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that has requested a review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The regulation provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is reasonable to do so. Determinations by Commerce to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis. Deadline for Particular Market Situation Allegation Section 504 of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 amended the Act by adding the concept of particular market situation (PMS) for purposes of constructed value under section 773(e) of the Act.2 Section 773(e) of the Act states that ‘‘if a particular market situation exists such that the cost of materials and fabrication or other processing of any kind does not accurately reflect the cost of production in the ordinary course of trade, the administering authority may use another calculation methodology under this subtitle or any other calculation methodology.’’ When an interested party submits a PMS allegation pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce will respond to such a submission consistent with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(2)(v). 2 See Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Public Law 114–27, 129 Stat. 362 (2015). E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices If Commerce finds that a PMS exists under section 773(e) of the Act, then it will modify its dumping calculations appropriately. Neither section 773(e) of the Act nor 19 CFR 351.301(c)(2)(v) set a deadline for the submission of PMS allegations and supporting factual information. However, in order to administer section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce must receive PMS allegations and supporting factual information with enough time to consider the submission. Thus, should an interested party wish to submit a PMS allegation and supporting new factual information pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, it must do so no later than 20 days after submission of initial responses to section D of the questionnaire. Separate Rates In proceedings involving non-market economy (NME) countries, Commerce begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies within the country are subject to government control and, thus, should be assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is Commerce’s policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to an administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to be entitled to a separate rate. To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from government control of its export activities to be entitled to a separate rate, Commerce analyzes each entity exporting the subject merchandise. In accordance with the separate rates criteria, Commerce assigns separate rates to companies in NME cases only if respondents can demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto government control over export activities. All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in order to demonstrate separate rate eligibility, Commerce requires entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be available on Commerce’s website at https://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/ nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. In responding to the certification, please follow the ‘‘Instructions for Filing the Certification’’ in the Separate Rate Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to Commerce no later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Certification applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States. Entities that currently do not have a separate rate from a completed segment of the proceeding 3 should timely file a Separate Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this proceeding. In addition, companies that received a separate rate in a completed segment of the proceeding that have subsequently 36573 made changes, including, but not limited to, changes to corporate structure, acquisitions of new companies or facilities, or changes to their official company name,4 should timely file a Separate Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this proceeding. The Separate Rate Status Application will be available on Commerce’s website at https://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/ nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. In responding to the Separate Rate Status Application, refer to the instructions contained in the application. Separate Rate Status Applications are due to Commerce no later than 30 calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Separate Rate Status Application applies equally to NMEowned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign sellers that purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States. For exporters and producers who submit a separate-rate status application or certification and subsequently are selected as mandatory respondents, these exporters and producers will no longer be eligible for separate rate status unless they respond to all parts of the questionnaire as mandatory respondents. Initiation of Reviews In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these reviews not later than June 30, 2020. Period to be reviewed khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Proceedings GERMANY: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel, A–428–845 ........................................................... Benteler Distribution International GmbH Benteler Steel Tube GmbH Mubea Fahrwerksfedern GmbH Salzgitter Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH Salzgitter Mannesmann Precision GmbH Vsmpo Tirus GmbH INDIA: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel, A–533–873 .................................................................... 11/22/17–5/ 31/19 11/22/17–5/ 31/19 APL Apollo Tubes Ltd. Automotive Steel Pipe 3 Such entities include entities that have not participated in the proceeding, entities that were preliminarily granted a separate rate in any currently incomplete segment of the proceeding (e.g., an ongoing administrative review, new VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 shipper review, etc.) and entities that lost their separate rate in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding in which they participated. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 Only changes to the official company name, rather than trade names, need to be addressed via a Separate Rate Application. Information regarding new trade names may be submitted via a Separate Rate Certification. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 36574 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices Period to be reviewed Goodluck India Limited Hyundai Steel Pipe India Pvt., Ltd. ISMT Limited Jindal (India) Ltd. Jindal Saw Ltd. Khanna Industries Pipes Pvt. Ltd. KLT Automotive Tubular Products Ltd. Patton International Ltd. Sandvik Asia Pvt. Ltd. Surya Global Steel Tubes Ltd. Surya Roshni Ltd. Tata Steel Bsl Ltd. (fka Bhushan Steel Ltd.) Tube Products of India, Ltd., a unit of Tube Investments of India Limited (collectively, TPI) Zenith Birla Steels (India) Pvt., Ltd. ITALY: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel, A–475–838 ................................................................... Alessio Tubi S.p.A Arvedi Tubi Acciaio S.p.A Dalmine S.p.A. Italsempione S.p.A Marcegaglia Novero S.p.A Metalfer, S.p.A. Pipex ltalia S.p.A JAPAN: Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure (over 41⁄2 inches), A–588–850 .................................................. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Denka Company Limited Ebara Corporation JFE Steel Corporation Kaneka Corporation Kawasaki Steel Corporation Maruichi Kohan Ltd. Metal One Tubular Products Inc. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Nippon Steel Corporation NKK Tubes Okaya & Co., Ltd. Sumitomo Corporation Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. Taiheiyo Cement Corporation Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil Ltda. Vallourec Solucoes Tubulares do Brasil Yamashin Industry Co., Inc. JAPAN: Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure (under 41⁄2 inches), A–588–851 ................................................ Denka Company Limited Ebara Corporation JFE Steel Corporation Kaneka Corporation Kawasaki Steel Corporation Maruichi Kohan Ltd. Metal One Tubular Products Inc. Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Nippon Steel Corporation NKK Tubes Okaya & Co., Ltd. Sumitomo Corporation Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. Taiheiyo Cement Corporation Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil Ltda. Vallourec Solucoes Tubulares do Brasil Yamashin Industry Co., Inc. REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel, A–580–892 ....................................... Dong A Steel Co., Ltd. Husteel Co., Ltd. Nexteel Co., Ltd. Sang Shin Ind. Co., Ltd. Seah Steel Corporation Sic Tube Tgs Pipe Co., Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 11/22/17–5/ 31/19 6/1/18–5/31/ 19 6/1/18–5/31/ 19 11/22/17–5/ 31/19 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices 36575 Period to be reviewed Tpc Co., Ltd. Yulchon Co., Ltd. SPAIN: Chlorinated Isocyanurates, A–469–814 .................................................................................................................................. Ercros S. A. SPAIN: Finished Carbon Steel Flanges, A–469–815 .......................................................................................................................... Ateaciones De Metales Sinterizados S.A Central Y Almacenes Farina Group Spain Friedrich Geldbach Gmbh; and its Spanish affiliate Grupo Cunado Transglory S.A. Tubacero, S.L. ULMA Forja, S. Coop SWITZERLAND: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel, A–441–801 ................................................... Benteler Rothrist AG Jansen AG Mubea Pra¨zisionsstahlrohr AG THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel, A–570–058 ............. Benteler Distribution Ltd. Anji Pengda Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Changshu Fushilai Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Changshu Special Shaped Steel Tube Co., Ltd. Changshu Walsin Specialty Steel Co., Ltd. Hengyang Steel Tube Group International Trading Inc. Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co., Ltd. Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd. Hunan Standard Steel Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Chengde Steel Tube Share Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Huacheng Industry Pipe Making Corporation Jiangsu Liwan Precision Tube Manufacturing Co., Ltd. JW Steel Ltd. Suzhou Foster International Co., Ltd. Tianiin Longshenghua Imp. & Exp. TPCO International Wuxi Dajin High-Precision Cold-Drawn Steel Tube Co., Ltd. Wuxi Huijin International Trade Co., Ltd. Wuxi P&C Machinery Co., Ltd. Yangzhou Lontrin Steel Tube Co., Ltd. Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co., Ltd. Zhangjiagang Precision Tube Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Zhangjiagang Salem Fine Tubing Co., Ltd. Zhangjiagang ShengDingYuan Pipe-Making Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Dingxin Steel Tube Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Minghe Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Chlorinated Isocyanurates, A–570–898 .............................................................................. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Tapered Roller Bearings, A–570–601 ................................................................................ BRTEC Wheel Hub Bearing Co., Ltd. Changshan Peer Bearing Co., Ltd. GGB Bearing Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd Hangzhou Feiwang Auto Parts Co., Ltd. Ningbo Xinglun Bearings Import & Export Co., Ltd. Shanghai General Bearing Co., Ltd. Taizhou Zson Bearing Technology Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Sihe Machine Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Sling Automobile Bearing Co., Ltd. Countervailing Duty Proceedings THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: High Pressure Steel Cylinders, C–570–978 ....................................................................... Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd. Tianjin Tianhai High Pressure Container Co., Ltd., Langfang Tianhai High Pressure Container Co., Ltd. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Stainless Steel Flanges, C–570–065 ................................................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 6/1/18–5/31/ 19 6/1/18–5/31/ 19 11/22/17–5/ 31/19 11/22/17–5/ 31/19 6/1/18–5/31/ 19 6/1/18–5/31/ 19 1/1/18–12/31/ 18 1/23/18–12/ 31/18 36576 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices Period to be reviewed Activa Inc. Advanced CAE, Ltd. AP Alloy Industries Beijing Kang Jie Kong International Cargo Agent Co. Ltd. Cheonseng Precision Foundry Co., Ltd. Dalian Lianmei Machinery Co., Ltd. Dalian Newshow Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd. DK Logistics Co. Ltd. Dongtai QB Stainless Steel Co., Ltd EN Corp. Felix Metal Tech Co., Ltd. Felix Technology Co., Ltd. Highlight Tech Corp. Hydro-Fluid Controls Limited J&C Industrial Co. Ltd. Jiangsu Huayang Metal Pipes Co., Ltd. Jiangyin Ganghui Packing Co. Ltd. Jiangyin Huaxi Flange Co., Ltd. Jiangyin Huaxin Electrical Equipment Co. Ltd. Jiangyin Shengda Brite Line Kasugai Flange Co., Ltd Jiangyin Tianhong Decoration Material Co., Ltd. Jiaxing MT Stainless Steel Co., Ltd. King Compass Logistics Ltd. Linde Engineering Dresden New Youngmart Corp. Ni Fang Co., Ltd. Ningbo Kexing Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd. Qingdao Hongyang Wooden Co., Ltd. Qingdao Sunmac International Co., Ltd. Rankam Group Ltd. Scytek International (Sii) Inc. Shanghai Jiawen Performance Industries Co., Ltd. Shanghai Yume International Trading Co., Ltd. Shanxi Guanjiaying Flange Forging Group Co., Ltd, Shenzhen Rock Hardware Co., Ltd. Songhai Flange Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Sunoble International Logistics, Ltd. VIO Co., Ltd. Wenzhou Good Fittings Co., Ltd. Wenzhou Welsure Steel Co., Ltd. Wholelucks Industrial Ltd. World Steel Asia Co., Ltd. Yih Kuang Metal Corp. Yuhong Group Co. Ltd. Zhejiang Good Fittings Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Wangbin Decorative Material Co., Ltd. Suspension Agreements None. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Duty Absorption Reviews During any administrative review covering all or part of a period falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of the publication of an antidumping duty order under 19 CFR 351.211 or a determination under 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or producer subject to the review if the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 subject merchandise is sold in the United States through an importer that is affiliated with such exporter or producer. The request must include the name(s) of the exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested. Gap Period Liquidation For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period, of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the POR. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administrative Protective Orders and Letters of Appearance Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with the procedures outlined in Commerce’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. Those procedures apply to administrative reviews included in this notice of initiation. Parties wishing to participate in any of these administrative reviews should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures (e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)). E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 145 / Monday, July 29, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Factual Information Requirements Commerce’s regulations identify five categories of factual information in 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21), which are summarized as follows: (i) Evidence submitted in response to questionnaires; (ii) evidence submitted in support of allegations; (iii) publicly available information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence placed on the record by Commerce; and (v) evidence other than factual information described in (i)–(iv). These regulations require any party, when submitting factual information, to specify under which subsection of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being submitted and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual information already on the record, to provide an explanation identifying the information already on the record that the factual information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. The regulations, at 19 CFR 351.301, also provide specific time limits for such factual submissions based on the type of factual information being submitted. Please review the final rule, available at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/ 1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to submitting factual information in this segment. Any party submitting factual information in an antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceeding must certify to the accuracy and completeness of that information.5 Parties are hereby reminded that revised certification requirements are in effect for company/ government officials as well as their representatives. All segments of any antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.6 Commerce intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments if the submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification requirements. Extension of Time Limits Regulation Parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by the Secretary. See 19 CFR 351.302. In general, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established under Part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Examples include, but are not limited to: (1) Case and rebuttal briefs, filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309; (2) factual information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c), or to measure the adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2), filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3) and rebuttal, clarification and correction filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3)(iv); (3) comments concerning the selection of a surrogate country and surrogate values and rebuttal; (4) comments concerning CBP data; and (5) Q&V questionnaires. Under certain circumstances, Commerce may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties simultaneously. In such a case, Commerce will inform parties in the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be considered timely. This modification also requires that an extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under which Commerce will grant untimely-filed requests for the extension of time limits. These modifications are effective for all segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. Please review the final rule, available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/ pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/201322853.htm, prior to submitting factual information in these segments. These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: July 24, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–16038 Filed 7–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of Scope Rulings 5 See section 782(b) of the Act. 6 See Certification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also the frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_ info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jul 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2019. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) hereby publishes a list of AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36577 scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between Apri1 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018, inclusive. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce regulations provide that the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.1 Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on July 16, 2019.2 This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between April 1, 2018, and June 30, 2018, inclusive. Scope Rulings Made Between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018 Canada A–122–857 and C–122–858: Softwood Lumber From Canada Requestor: Produits Matra, Inc. (Matra); rectangular and profiled Primelock-branded trim boards with a width of 8, 10 or 12 inches that have been edge-glued are not covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on softwood lumber from Canada because Commerce has determined that edge-glued lumber products constitute finished goods that are excluded from the orders. Rectangular and profiled Primelockbranded trim boards that are not edgeglued are covered by the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on softwood lumber from Canada.; June 14, 2018 Italy A–475–832 and C–475–833; A–570–026 and C–570–027: Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From Italy and the People’s Republic of China Requestor: Trendium Pool Products, Inc; Chinese and Italian CORE components of the pool kits and pool walls exported by Trendium to the United States are within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders, because they meet the 1 See 19 CFR 351.225(o). Notice of Scope Rulings, 84 FR 33915 (July 16, 2019). 2 See E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 145 (Monday, July 29, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16038]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to 
conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with June anniversary dates. In 
accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those 
administrative reviews.

DATES: Applicable July 29, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-
4735.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with June anniversary dates.
    All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, 
certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below 
refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time.

Notice of No Sales

    If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no 
exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (POR), it must 
notify Commerce within 30 days of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at 
https://access.trade.gov in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.\1\ Such 
submissions are subject to verification, in accordance with section 
782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Further, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every 
party on Commerce's service list.
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Respondent Selection

    In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for 
individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to 
requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to 
select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
data for U.S. imports during the POR. We intend to place the CBP data 
on the record within five days of publication of the initiation notice 
and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 30 days 
of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Comments 
regarding the CBP data and respondent selection should be submitted 
within seven days after the placement of the CBP data on the record of 
this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal comments should submit 
those comments within five days after the deadline for the initial 
comments.
    In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual 
examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under 
section 777A(c)(2) of the Act, the following guidelines regarding 
collapsing of companies for purposes of respondent selection will 
apply. In general, Commerce has found that determinations concerning 
whether particular companies should be ``collapsed'' (e.g., treated as 
a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) 
require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, 
which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, 
Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent 
selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the 
respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to 
collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping 
proceeding (e.g., investigation, administrative review, new shipper 
review or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to 
this review, if Commerce determined, or continued to treat, that 
company as collapsed with others, Commerce will assume that such 
companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them 
for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not 
collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are 
requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously 
were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which 
they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete 
the Quantity and Value (Q&V) Questionnaire for purposes of respondent 
selection, in general each company must report volume and value data 
separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other 
party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity 
with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company 
or companies in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding 
where Commerce considered collapsing that entity, complete Q&V data for 
that collapsed entity must be submitted.

Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that has requested a 
review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The 
regulation provides that Commerce may extend this time if it is 
reasonable to do so. Determinations by Commerce to extend the 90-day 
deadline will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Deadline for Particular Market Situation Allegation

    Section 504 of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 amended 
the Act by adding the concept of particular market situation (PMS) for 
purposes of constructed value under section 773(e) of the Act.\2\ 
Section 773(e) of the Act states that ``if a particular market 
situation exists such that the cost of materials and fabrication or 
other processing of any kind does not accurately reflect the cost of 
production in the ordinary course of trade, the administering authority 
may use another calculation methodology under this subtitle or any 
other calculation methodology.'' When an interested party submits a PMS 
allegation pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, Commerce will respond 
to such a submission consistent with 19 CFR 351.301(c)(2)(v).

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If Commerce finds that a PMS exists under section 773(e) of the Act, 
then it will modify its dumping calculations appropriately.
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    \2\ See Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Public Law 114-
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    Neither section 773(e) of the Act nor 19 CFR 351.301(c)(2)(v) set a 
deadline for the submission of PMS allegations and supporting factual 
information. However, in order to administer section 773(e) of the Act, 
Commerce must receive PMS allegations and supporting factual 
information with enough time to consider the submission. Thus, should 
an interested party wish to submit a PMS allegation and supporting new 
factual information pursuant to section 773(e) of the Act, it must do 
so no later than 20 days after submission of initial responses to 
section D of the questionnaire.

Separate Rates

    In proceedings involving non-market economy (NME) countries, 
Commerce begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies within 
the country are subject to government control and, thus, should be 
assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is Commerce's 
policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to an 
administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an 
exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to 
be entitled to a separate rate.
    To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from 
government control of its export activities to be entitled to a 
separate rate, Commerce analyzes each entity exporting the subject 
merchandise. In accordance with the separate rates criteria, Commerce 
assigns separate rates to companies in NME cases only if respondents 
can demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto government 
control over export activities.
    All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate 
status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must 
complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or 
certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in 
order to demonstrate separate rate eligibility, Commerce requires 
entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate 
rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they 
participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for 
obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be 
available on Commerce's website at https://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register 
notice. In responding to the certification, please follow the 
``Instructions for Filing the Certification'' in the Separate Rate 
Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to Commerce no 
later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Federal Register 
notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Certification 
applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and 
foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise to the 
United States.
    Entities that currently do not have a separate rate from a 
completed segment of the proceeding \3\ should timely file a Separate 
Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this 
proceeding. In addition, companies that received a separate rate in a 
completed segment of the proceeding that have subsequently made 
changes, including, but not limited to, changes to corporate structure, 
acquisitions of new companies or facilities, or changes to their 
official company name,\4\ should timely file a Separate Rate 
Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this 
proceeding. The Separate Rate Status Application will be available on 
Commerce's website at https://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. 
In responding to the Separate Rate Status Application, refer to the 
instructions contained in the application. Separate Rate Status 
Applications are due to Commerce no later than 30 calendar days of 
publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and 
requirement for submitting a Separate Rate Status Application applies 
equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign 
sellers that purchase and export subject merchandise to the United 
States.
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    \3\ Such entities include entities that have not participated in 
the proceeding, entities that were preliminarily granted a separate 
rate in any currently incomplete segment of the proceeding (e.g., an 
ongoing administrative review, new shipper review, etc.) and 
entities that lost their separate rate in the most recently 
completed segment of the proceeding in which they participated.
    \4\ Only changes to the official company name, rather than trade 
names, need to be addressed via a Separate Rate Application. 
Information regarding new trade names may be submitted via a 
Separate Rate Certification.
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    For exporters and producers who submit a separate-rate status 
application or certification and subsequently are selected as mandatory 
respondents, these exporters and producers will no longer be eligible 
for separate rate status unless they respond to all parts of the 
questionnaire as mandatory respondents.

Initiation of Reviews

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating 
administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing 
duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these 
reviews not later than June 30, 2020.

 
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          Antidumping Duty Proceedings
 
GERMANY: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of  11/22/17-5/31/19
 Carbon and Alloy Steel, A-428-845.
    Benteler Distribution International GmbH
    Benteler Steel Tube GmbH
    Mubea Fahrwerksfedern GmbH
    Salzgitter Mannesmann Line Pipe GmbH
    Salzgitter Mannesmann Precision GmbH
    Vsmpo Tirus GmbH
INDIA: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of    11/22/17-5/31/19
 Carbon and Alloy Steel, A-533-873.
    APL Apollo Tubes Ltd.
    Automotive Steel Pipe

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    Goodluck India Limited
    Hyundai Steel Pipe India Pvt., Ltd.
    ISMT Limited
    Jindal (India) Ltd.
    Jindal Saw Ltd.
    Khanna Industries Pipes Pvt. Ltd.
    KLT Automotive Tubular Products Ltd.
    Patton International Ltd.
    Sandvik Asia Pvt. Ltd.
    Surya Global Steel Tubes Ltd.
    Surya Roshni Ltd.
    Tata Steel Bsl Ltd. (fka Bhushan Steel Ltd.)
    Tube Products of India, Ltd., a unit of Tube
     Investments of India Limited (collectively,
    TPI)
    Zenith Birla Steels (India) Pvt., Ltd.
ITALY: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of    11/22/17-5/31/19
 Carbon and Alloy Steel, A-475-838.
    Alessio Tubi S.p.A
    Arvedi Tubi Acciaio S.p.A
    Dalmine S.p.A.
    Italsempione S.p.A
    Marcegaglia Novero S.p.A
    Metalfer, S.p.A.
    Pipex ltalia S.p.A
JAPAN: Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line   6/1/18-5/31/19
 and Pressure (over 4\1/2\ inches), A-588-850.
    Denka Company Limited
    Ebara Corporation
    JFE Steel Corporation
    Kaneka Corporation
    Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Maruichi Kohan Ltd.
    Metal One Tubular Products Inc.
    Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Nippon Steel Corporation
    NKK Tubes
    Okaya & Co., Ltd.
    Sumitomo Corporation
    Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil Ltda.
    Vallourec Solucoes Tubulares do Brasil
    Yamashin Industry Co., Inc.
JAPAN: Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line   6/1/18-5/31/19
 and Pressure (under 4\1/2\ inches), A-588-851.
    Denka Company Limited
    Ebara Corporation
    JFE Steel Corporation
    Kaneka Corporation
    Kawasaki Steel Corporation
    Maruichi Kohan Ltd.
    Metal One Tubular Products Inc.
    Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Nippon Steel Corporation
    NKK Tubes
    Okaya & Co., Ltd.
    Sumitomo Corporation
    Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
    Taiheiyo Cement Corporation
    Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil Ltda.
    Vallourec Solucoes Tubulares do Brasil
    Yamashin Industry Co., Inc.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical  11/22/17-5/31/19
 Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel, A-580-892.
    Dong A Steel Co., Ltd.
    Husteel Co., Ltd.
    Nexteel Co., Ltd.
    Sang Shin Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Seah Steel Corporation
    Sic Tube
    Tgs Pipe Co., Ltd.

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    Tpc Co., Ltd.
    Yulchon Co., Ltd.
SPAIN: Chlorinated Isocyanurates, A-469-814.....  6/1/18-5/31/19
    Ercros S. A.
SPAIN: Finished Carbon Steel Flanges, A-469-815.  6/1/18-5/31/19
    Ateaciones De Metales Sinterizados S.A
    Central Y Almacenes
    Farina Group Spain
    Friedrich Geldbach Gmbh; and its Spanish
     affiliate
    Grupo Cunado
    Transglory S.A.
    Tubacero, S.L.
    ULMA Forja, S. Coop
SWITZERLAND: Certain Cold-Drawn Mechanical        11/22/17-5/31/19
 Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel, A-441-801.
    Benteler Rothrist AG
    Jansen AG
    Mubea Pr[auml]zisionsstahlrohr AG
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Certain Cold-     11/22/17-5/31/19
 Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy
 Steel, A-570-058.
    Benteler Distribution Ltd.
    Anji Pengda Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Changshu Fushilai Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
    Changshu Special Shaped Steel Tube Co., Ltd.
    Changshu Walsin Specialty Steel Co., Ltd.
    Hengyang Steel Tube Group International
     Trading Inc.
    Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co., Ltd.
    Huludao City Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Hunan Standard Steel Co., Ltd.
    Jiangsu Chengde Steel Tube Share Co., Ltd.
    Jiangsu Huacheng Industry Pipe Making
     Corporation
    Jiangsu Liwan Precision Tube Manufacturing
     Co., Ltd.
    JW Steel Ltd.
    Suzhou Foster International Co., Ltd.
    Tianiin Longshenghua Imp. & Exp.
    TPCO International
    Wuxi Dajin High-Precision Cold-Drawn Steel
     Tube Co., Ltd.
    Wuxi Huijin International Trade Co., Ltd.
    Wuxi P&C Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Yangzhou Lontrin Steel Tube Co., Ltd.
    Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co.,
     Ltd.
    Zhangjiagang Precision Tube Manufacturing
     Co., Ltd.
    Zhangjiagang Salem Fine Tubing Co., Ltd.
    Zhangjiagang ShengDingYuan Pipe-Making Co.,
     Ltd.
    Zhejiang Dingxin Steel Tube Manufacturing
     Co., Ltd.
    Zhejiang Minghe Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Chlorinated       6/1/18-5/31/19
 Isocyanurates, A-570-898.
    Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd.
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Tapered Roller    6/1/18-5/31/19
 Bearings, A-570-601.
    BRTEC Wheel Hub Bearing Co., Ltd.
    Changshan Peer Bearing Co., Ltd.
    GGB Bearing Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Hangzhou Feiwang Auto Parts Co., Ltd.
    Ningbo Xinglun Bearings Import & Export Co.,
     Ltd.
    Shanghai General Bearing Co., Ltd.
    Taizhou Zson Bearing Technology Co., Ltd.
    Zhejiang Sihe Machine Co., Ltd.
    Zhejiang Sling Automobile Bearing Co., Ltd.
         Countervailing Duty Proceedings
 
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: High Pressure     1/1/18-12/31/18
 Steel Cylinders, C-570-978.
    Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd.
    Tianjin Tianhai High Pressure Container Co.,
     Ltd.,
    Langfang Tianhai High Pressure Container
     Co., Ltd.
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Stainless Steel   1/23/18-12/31/18
 Flanges, C-570-065.

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    Activa Inc.
    Advanced CAE, Ltd.
    AP Alloy Industries
    Beijing Kang Jie Kong International Cargo
     Agent Co. Ltd.
    Cheonseng Precision Foundry Co., Ltd.
    Dalian Lianmei Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Dalian Newshow Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd.
    DK Logistics Co. Ltd.
    Dongtai QB Stainless Steel Co., Ltd
    EN Corp.
    Felix Metal Tech Co., Ltd.
    Felix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Highlight Tech Corp.
    Hydro-Fluid Controls Limited
    J&C Industrial Co. Ltd.
    Jiangsu Huayang Metal Pipes Co., Ltd.
    Jiangyin Ganghui Packing Co. Ltd.
    Jiangyin Huaxi Flange Co., Ltd.
    Jiangyin Huaxin Electrical Equipment Co.
     Ltd.
    Jiangyin Shengda Brite Line Kasugai Flange
     Co., Ltd
    Jiangyin Tianhong Decoration Material Co.,
     Ltd.
    Jiaxing MT Stainless Steel Co., Ltd.
    King Compass Logistics Ltd.
    Linde Engineering Dresden
    New Youngmart Corp.
    Ni Fang Co., Ltd.
    Ningbo Kexing Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Qingdao Hongyang Wooden Co., Ltd.
    Qingdao Sunmac International Co., Ltd.
    Rankam Group Ltd.
    Scytek International (Sii) Inc.
    Shanghai Jiawen Performance Industries Co.,
     Ltd.
    Shanghai Yume International Trading Co.,
     Ltd.
    Shanxi Guanjiaying Flange Forging Group Co.,
     Ltd,
    Shenzhen Rock Hardware Co., Ltd.
    Songhai Flange Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Sunoble International Logistics, Ltd.
    VIO Co., Ltd.
    Wenzhou Good Fittings Co., Ltd.
    Wenzhou Welsure Steel Co., Ltd.
    Wholelucks Industrial Ltd.
    World Steel Asia Co., Ltd.
    Yih Kuang Metal Corp.
    Yuhong Group Co. Ltd.
    Zhejiang Good Fittings Co., Ltd.
    Zhejiang Wangbin Decorative Material Co.,
     Ltd.
 
              Suspension Agreements
None.
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Duty Absorption Reviews

    During any administrative review covering all or part of a period 
falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of 
the publication of an antidumping duty order under 19 CFR 351.211 or a 
determination under 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or 
suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if 
requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine 
whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or 
producer subject to the review if the subject merchandise is sold in 
the United States through an importer that is affiliated with such 
exporter or producer. The request must include the name(s) of the 
exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested.

Gap Period Liquidation

    For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no 
assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ``gap'' period, of 
the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the POR.

Administrative Protective Orders and Letters of Appearance

    Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective orders in accordance with the procedures 
outlined in Commerce's regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. Those procedures 
apply to administrative reviews included in this notice of initiation. 
Parties wishing to participate in any of these administrative reviews 
should ensure that they meet the requirements of these procedures 
(e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as discussed at 19 
CFR 351.103(d)).

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Factual Information Requirements

    Commerce's regulations identify five categories of factual 
information in 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21), which are summarized as follows: 
(i) Evidence submitted in response to questionnaires; (ii) evidence 
submitted in support of allegations; (iii) publicly available 
information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the 
adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence 
placed on the record by Commerce; and (v) evidence other than factual 
information described in (i)-(iv). These regulations require any party, 
when submitting factual information, to specify under which subsection 
of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being submitted and, if the 
information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct factual 
information already on the record, to provide an explanation 
identifying the information already on the record that the factual 
information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. The regulations, at 19 
CFR 351.301, also provide specific time limits for such factual 
submissions based on the type of factual information being submitted. 
Please review the final rule, available at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to 
submitting factual information in this segment.
    Any party submitting factual information in an antidumping duty or 
countervailing duty proceeding must certify to the accuracy and 
completeness of that information.\5\ Parties are hereby reminded that 
revised certification requirements are in effect for company/government 
officials as well as their representatives. All segments of any 
antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or 
after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised 
certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.\6\ Commerce 
intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments if the 
submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification 
requirements.
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    \6\ See Certification of Factual Information To Import 
Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also the 
frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at 
http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf.
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Extension of Time Limits Regulation

    Parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit 
established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by the 
Secretary. See 19 CFR 351.302. In general, an extension request will be 
considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established 
under Part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple 
parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered 
untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Examples 
include, but are not limited to: (1) Case and rebuttal briefs, filed 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309; (2) factual information to value factors 
under 19 CFR 351.408(c), or to measure the adequacy of remuneration 
under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2), filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3) and 
rebuttal, clarification and correction filed pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.301(c)(3)(iv); (3) comments concerning the selection of a surrogate 
country and surrogate values and rebuttal; (4) comments concerning CBP 
data; and (5) Q&V questionnaires. Under certain circumstances, Commerce 
may elect to specify a different time limit by which extension requests 
will be considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple 
parties simultaneously. In such a case, Commerce will inform parties in 
the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a 
specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be 
considered timely. This modification also requires that an extension 
request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and 
clarifies the circumstances under which Commerce will grant untimely-
filed requests for the extension of time limits. These modifications 
are effective for all segments initiated on or after October 21, 2013. 
Please review the final rule, available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/2013-22853.htm, prior to submitting factual 
information in these segments.
    These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: July 24, 2019.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2019-16038 Filed 7-26-19; 8:45 am]
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