Certain Steel Nails From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 37620-37622 [2019-16328]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 37620 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 148 / Thursday, August 1, 2019 / Notices extendable storage elements does not exceed six inches. The inclusion of an integrated storage area that is not extendable (e.g., a cubby) and has an actual height of six inches or less, also does not remove a subject vertical metal file cabinet from the scope. Accessories packaged with a subject vertical file cabinet, such as separate printer stands or shelf kits that sit on top of the in-scope vertical file cabinet are not considered integrated storage. ‘‘Freestanding’’ means the unit has a solid top and does not have an open top or a top with holes punched in it that would permit the unit to be attached to, hung from, or otherwise used to support a desktop or other work surface. The ability to anchor a vertical file cabinet to a wall for stability or to prevent it from tipping over does not exclude the unit from the scope. The addition of mobility elements such as casters, wheels, or a dolly does not remove the product from the scope. Packaging a subject vertical metal file cabinet with other accessories, including, but not limited to, locks, leveling glides, caster kits, drawer accessories (e.g., including but not limited to follower wires, follower blocks, file compressors, hanger rails, pencil trays, and hanging file folders), printer stand, shelf kit and magnetic hooks, also does not remove the product from the scope. Vertical metal file cabinets are also in scope whether they are imported assembled or unassembled with all essential parts and components included. Excluded from the scope are lateral metal file cabinets. Lateral metal file cabinets have a width that is greater than the body depth, and have a body with an actual width that is more than 25 inches wide. Also excluded from the scope are pedestal file cabinets. Pedestal file cabinets are metal file cabinets with body depths that are greater than or equal to their width, are under 31 inches in actual height, and have the following characteristics: (1) An open top or other the means for the cabinet to be attached to or hung from a desktop or other work surface such as holes punched in the top (i.e., not freestanding); or (2) freestanding file cabinets that have all of the following: (a) at least a 90 percent drawer extension for all extendable file storage elements; (b) a central locking system; (c) a minimum weight density of 9.5 lbs./cubic foot; and (d) casters or leveling glides. ‘‘Percentage drawer extension’’ is defined as the drawer travel distance divided by the inside depth dimension of the drawer. Inside depth of drawer is measured from the inside of the drawer face to the inside face of the drawer back. Drawer extension is the distance the drawer travels from the closed position to the maximum travel position which is limited by the out stops. In situations where drawers do not include an outstop, the drawer is extended until the drawer back is 31⁄2 inches from the closed position of inside face of the drawer front. The ‘‘weight density’’ is calculated by dividing the cabinet’s actual weight by its volume in cubic feet (the multiple of the product’s actual width, depth, and height). A ‘‘central locking system’’ locks all drawers in a unit. Also excluded from the scope are fire proof or fire-resistant file cabinets that meet VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Jul 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) fire protection standard 72, class 350, which covers the test procedures applicable to fireresistant equipment intended to protect paper records. The merchandise subject to the investigation is classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 9403.10.0020. The subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 9403.10.0040, 9403.20.0080, and 9403.20.0090. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Scope Comments V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Adjustment Under Section 777(A)(F) of the Act VII. Adjustments to Cash Deposit Rates for Export Subsidies VIII. ITC Notification IX. Disclosure and Public Comment X. Verification XI. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2019–16327 Filed 7–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–808] Certain Steel Nails From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Oman Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners), a producer/exporter of certain steel nails (nails) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman), did not sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Additionally, we are rescinding the review with respect to three companies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3936. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 13, 2015, Commerce published in the Federal Register an antidumping (AD) order on nails from Oman.1 On July 3, 2018, Commerce notified interested parties of the opportunity to request an administrative review of orders, findings, or suspended investigations with anniversaries in July 2018, including the AD Order on nails from Oman.2 Commerce received timely requests from Oman Fasteners and Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner) to conduct an administrative review of certain exporters covering the POR. On September 10, 2018, Commerce published a notice initiating a review of the Order covering four companies for the POR.3 In the Initiation Notice, Commerce indicated that, in the event that we would limit the respondents selected for individual examination in accordance with section 777A(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), we would select mandatory respondents for individual examination based upon U.S. Customers and Border Protection (CBP) entry data.4 On September 18, 2018, we released CBP entry data under Administrative Protective Order (APO) to all parties with access to information protected by APO. Subsequently, we issued the AD questionnaire to Oman Fasteners.5 On November 5, 2018, the petitioner withdrew its request for administrative reviews for the three companies, other than Oman Fasteners, for which it had requested administrative reviews,6 pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from December 22, 2018 through the 1 See Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Antidumping Duty Orders, 80 FR 39994 (July 13, 2015) (Order). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 31121 (July 3, 2018). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Initiation Notice, 83 FR at 45596. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of Certain Steel Nails from Oman: Antidumping Duty Questionnaire,’’ dated October 22, 2018. 6 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from Oman: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Reviews’’ dated November 5, 2018. The three companies for which the petitioner withdrew its request for review are: Al Kiyumi Global LLC; Astrotech Steels Private Ltd.; and Geekay Wires Limited. E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 148 / Thursday, August 1, 2019 / Notices resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.7 On May 4, 2019, Commerce extended the preliminary results in this review to no later than June 26, 2019.8 On June 25, 2019, Commerce extended the preliminary results in this review to no later than July 26, 2019.9 Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Commerce received timely requests to conduct an administrative review of certain exporters covering the POR. Because the petitioner timely withdrew its requests for review of all of the companies listed in the Initiation Notice, with the exception of Oman Fasteners, we are rescinding the administrative review with respect to those these three companies,10 pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Accordingly, the remaining company subject to the instant review is Oman Fasteners. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this Order is nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.11 Merchandise covered by the Order is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Nails subject to this Order also may be classified under HTSUS subheadings 7907.00.60.00, 8206.00.00.00 or other HTSUS subheadings. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this Order is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.12 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value 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.13 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018: jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review or Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated May 4, 2019. 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review or Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated June 25, 2019. 10 Al Kiyumi Global LLC, Astrotech Steels Private Ltd., and Geekay Wires Limited. 11 The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all other certain steel nails shall be measured overall. Exporter/producer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Oman Fasteners LLC ................. 0.00 7 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Jul 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose the calculations used in our analysis to interested parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results 12 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the 2014–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 13 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37621 of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. 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.14 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each brief: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.15 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.16 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.17 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. If a hearing is requested, Commerce will notify interested parties of the hearing schedule. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. We intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of issues raised by the parties in the written comments, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise extended.18 Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For any individually examined respondents whose weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for an importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of such 14 See 15 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 16 Id. 17 See 18 See E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 19 CFR 351.303. section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 01AUN1 37622 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 148 / Thursday, August 1, 2019 / Notices sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).19 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by each respondent for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.20 Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. For the three companies for which this review is rescinded, antidumping duties will be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice, concerning these three companies. 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. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirement The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of the final results of administrative review for all shipments of nails from Oman entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication 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 companies under review will be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required); (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if the 19 In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation methodology adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). 20 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:14 Jul 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of vertical metal file cabinets (file cabinets) from the People’s Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-thanfair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 9.10 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair value investigation.21 SUMMARY: Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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. Thomas Dunne, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2328. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results and partial rescission of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Dated: July 24, 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. Affiliation V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–16328 Filed 7–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–111] Vertical Metal File Cabinets From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 21 See Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Oman: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 28955 (May 20, 2015). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Applicable August 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on May 24, 2019.1 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are file cabinets from China. For a complete description of the 1 See Vertical Metal File Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 84 FR 24089 (May 24, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Vertical Metal File Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 148 (Thursday, August 1, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-523-808]


Certain Steel Nails From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that Oman Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners), a producer/exporter of 
certain steel nails (nails) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman), did not 
sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period 
of review (POR) July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Additionally, we 
are rescinding the review with respect to three companies. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable August 1, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3936.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    On July 13, 2015, Commerce published in the Federal Register an 
antidumping (AD) order on nails from Oman.\1\ On July 3, 2018, Commerce 
notified interested parties of the opportunity to request an 
administrative review of orders, findings, or suspended investigations 
with anniversaries in July 2018, including the AD Order on nails from 
Oman.\2\ Commerce received timely requests from Oman Fasteners and Mid 
Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner) to conduct an 
administrative review of certain exporters covering the POR. On 
September 10, 2018, Commerce published a notice initiating a review of 
the Order covering four companies for the POR.\3\
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Korea, 
Malaysia, the Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, and the Socialist Republic 
of Vietnam: Antidumping Duty Orders, 80 FR 39994 (July 13, 2015) 
(Order).
    \2\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 83 FR 31121 (July 3, 2018).
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
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    In the Initiation Notice, Commerce indicated that, in the event 
that we would limit the respondents selected for individual examination 
in accordance with section 777A(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), we would select mandatory respondents for individual 
examination based upon U.S. Customers and Border Protection (CBP) entry 
data.\4\ On September 18, 2018, we released CBP entry data under 
Administrative Protective Order (APO) to all parties with access to 
information protected by APO. Subsequently, we issued the AD 
questionnaire to Oman Fasteners.\5\ On November 5, 2018, the petitioner 
withdrew its request for administrative reviews for the three 
companies, other than Oman Fasteners, for which it had requested 
administrative reviews,\6\ pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).
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    \4\ See Initiation Notice, 83 FR at 45596.
    \5\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Administrative Review of Certain 
Steel Nails from Oman: Antidumping Duty Questionnaire,'' dated 
October 22, 2018.
    \6\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Steel Nails from Oman: 
Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Reviews'' dated November 5, 
2018. The three companies for which the petitioner withdrew its 
request for review are: Al Kiyumi Global LLC; Astrotech Steels 
Private Ltd.; and Geekay Wires Limited.
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    Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by 
the closure of the Federal Government from December 22, 2018 through 
the

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resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\7\ On May 4, 2019, 
Commerce extended the preliminary results in this review to no later 
than June 26, 2019.\8\ On June 25, 2019, Commerce extended the 
preliminary results in this review to no later than July 26, 2019.\9\
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    \7\ 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.
    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review or 
Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Extension of 
Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review,'' dated May 4, 2019.
    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review or 
Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Extension of 
Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review,'' dated June 25, 2019.
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Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Commerce received timely requests to conduct an administrative 
review of certain exporters covering the POR. Because the petitioner 
timely withdrew its requests for review of all of the companies listed 
in the Initiation Notice, with the exception of Oman Fasteners, we are 
rescinding the administrative review with respect to those these three 
companies,\10\ pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Accordingly, the 
remaining company subject to the instant review is Oman Fasteners.
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    \10\ Al Kiyumi Global LLC, Astrotech Steels Private Ltd., and 
Geekay Wires Limited.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this Order is nails having a nominal 
shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.\11\ Merchandise covered by the 
Order is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 
7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 
7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 
7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 
7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 
7317.00.75.00. Nails subject to this Order also may be classified under 
HTSUS subheadings 7907.00.60.00, 8206.00.00.00 or other HTSUS 
subheadings. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this 
Order is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the 
Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\12\
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    \11\ The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or 
parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the 
head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all 
other certain steel nails shall be measured overall.
    \12\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of the 2014-2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman,'' dated concurrently 
with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 
available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the 
main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the 
internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and 
electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with 
section 772 of the Act. Normal value 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.\13\ A list of 
topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as 
an Appendix to this notice.
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    \13\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the 
following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period July 1, 
2017 through June 30, 2018:

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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations used in our analysis 
to interested parties in this review within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). 
Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of 
this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties 
may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice. 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.\14\ Parties who submit case briefs or 
rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each 
brief: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the 
argument, and (3) a table of authorities.\15\ Executive summaries 
should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.\16\ Case 
and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.\17\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \16\ Id.
    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a 
hearing within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. If a hearing is requested, Commerce will notify interested 
parties of the hearing schedule. Interested parties who wish to request 
a hearing, or to participate if one is requested, must submit a written 
request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, 
filed electronically via ACCESS within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party's 
name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; 
and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and 
rebuttal briefs. We intend to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of issues 
raised by the parties in the written comments, within 120 days of 
publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, 
unless otherwise extended.\18\
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    \18\ 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 CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 
days after the date of publication of the final results of this review.
    For any individually examined respondents whose weighted-average 
dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), we will 
calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates on the 
basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for an 
importer's examined sales and the total entered value of such

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sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\19\ For entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR produced by each respondent for 
which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United 
States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-
others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) 
involved in the transaction.\20\ Where either the respondent's 
weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-
specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.
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    \19\ In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the 
assessment rate calculation methodology adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
    \20\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    For the three companies for which this review is rescinded, 
antidumping duties will be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit 
of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment 
instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice, 
concerning these three companies. 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.

Cash Deposit Requirement

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of the final results of administrative review 
for all shipments of nails from Oman entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication 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 companies 
under review will be the rate established in the final results of this 
review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will 
be required); (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or 
exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of 
the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding in which the manufacturer or exporter participated; (3) if 
the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or 
the less-than-fair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the 
cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently 
completed segment of the proceeding for the manufacturer of the 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers 
or exporters will continue to be 9.10 percent ad valorem, the all-
others rate established in the less-than-fair value investigation.\21\
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    \21\ See Certain Steel Nails from the Republic of Oman: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 28955 (May 20, 
2015).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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

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

    Dated: July 24, 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. Affiliation
V. Discussion of the Methodology
VI. Recommendation

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