Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 38213-38214 [2019-16754]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / Notices of the final results of this administrative review. For the respondents that were not selected for individual examination in this administrative review and qualified for a separate rate, we will instruct CBP to assess dumping duties at the rate of 1.78 percent. For Feidong, Xinhe, New Star, Ningbo Afa, Guangdong G-Top, Jiangmen Pioneer, and Superte, because Commerce determined that these companies did not qualify for a separate rate, we will instruct CBP to assess dumping duties on the companies’ entries of subject merchandise at the rate of 76.45 percent, which is the rate applicable to the China-wide entity. For Zhuhai KOHLER and Yuyao Afa, because Commerce determined that these companies had no shipments of the subject merchandise during the POR, any suspended entries of subject merchandise from these companies will be liquidated at China-wide rate.14 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the exporters listed above, the cash deposit rate will be equal to the weightedaverage dumping margin established in the final results of this review; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed China and non-China exporters not listed above that currently have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding where the exporter received that separate rate; (3) for all China exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for the China-wide entity, 76.45 percent; and (4) for all non-China exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the China exporter that supplied that non-China exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE This notice serves as a final 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 the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. International Trade Administration Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1. Liquidation Rate for Exporter A’s Shipments of Xinhe-Produced Subject Merchandise Comment 2. Exporter A’s Separate Rate Status IV. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–16752 Filed 8–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 14 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Aug 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 38213 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [C–570–936] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe (welded line pipe) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice, infra. DATES: Applicable August 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On January 23, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on welded line pipe from China.1 On June 9, 2016, Commerce implemented its revised countervailable subsidy rates pursuant to the findings in the section 129 proceeding of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.2 On April 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).3 On April 17, 2019, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from California Steel Industries, Inc., TMK IPSCO, Welspun Tubular LLC, and Zekelman Industries (collectively, the domestic interested 1 See Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 74 FR 4136 (January 23, 2009) (Order). 2 See Implementation of Determinations Pursuant to Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, 81 FR 37180 (June 9, 2016); see also Memorandum, ‘‘Section 129 Proceeding: United States—Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People’s Republic of China (WTO/DS 437): Final Determination for Pressure Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Solar Panels,’’ dated May 19, 2016. 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 12227 (April 1, 2019). E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 38214 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / Notices parties).4 The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as manufacturers in the United States of the domestic like product.5 On April 30, 2019, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i), the domestic interested parties filed a timely and adequate substantive response.6 Commerce did not receive a substantive response from the Government of China or a respondent interested party to this proceeding. On May 23, 2019, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.7 As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES The merchandise covered by this order is circular welded carbon quality steel pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines (welded line pipe) not more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish or stenciling. The welded line pipe products that are the subject of this order are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7306.19.10.10, 7306.19.10.50, 7306.19.51.10, and 7306.19.51.50. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.8 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in Second Five-Year Review of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China— Request for Extension of Deadline and Acceptance of Submission,’’ dated April 17, 2019 (Notice to Participate); see also Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Acceptance of Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated April 18, 2019. 5 See Notice to Participate at 2. 6 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Second Five-Year Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated April 30, 2019. 7 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Review Initiated on April 1, 2019,’’ dated May 23, 2019. 8 For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Aug 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy rates likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net countervailable subsidy at the following rates: 9 Net countervailable subsidy ad valorem rate (percent) Producers/exporters Huludao Seven-Star Steel Pipe Group Co., Ltd., Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd., and Huludao Bohai Oil Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd. (collectively, the Huludao Companies) ............... Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd .................................... All Others .................................... 32.65 40.05 36.35 Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is violation which is subject to sanction. 9 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). Dated: July 30, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues A. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy B. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rates Likely to Prevail C. Nature of the Subsidy VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–16754 Filed 8–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) will hold a meeting on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to consider recommendations on how the U.S. Government may, through potential membership in the United Nations World Tourism Organization, advance U.S. travel and tourism interests. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce website for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab at least one week in advance of the meeting. DATES: Thursday, August 22, 2019, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. EDT. The deadline for members of the public to register, including requests to make comments during the meeting, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via conference call. The call-in number SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38213-38214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16754]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-936]


Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review 
of the Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of 
the countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon quality 
steel line pipe (welded line pipe) from the People's Republic of China 
(China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results 
of Sunset Review'' section of this notice, infra.

DATES: Applicable August 6, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On January 23, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
CVD order on welded line pipe from China.\1\ On June 9, 2016, Commerce 
implemented its revised countervailable subsidy rates pursuant to the 
findings in the section 129 proceeding of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
Act.\2\ On April 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation 
of this sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\3\ On April 17, 2019, 
Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from California 
Steel Industries, Inc., TMK IPSCO, Welspun Tubular LLC, and Zekelman 
Industries (collectively, the domestic interested

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parties).\4\ The domestic interested parties claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as manufacturers in the 
United States of the domestic like product.\5\
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    \1\ See Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the 
People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty 
Order, 74 FR 4136 (January 23, 2009) (Order).
    \2\ See Implementation of Determinations Pursuant to Section 129 
of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, 81 FR 37180 (June 9, 2016); see 
also Memorandum, ``Section 129 Proceeding: United States--
Countervailing Duty Measures on Certain Products from the People's 
Republic of China (WTO/DS 437): Final Determination for Pressure 
Pipe, Line Pipe, OCTG, Wire Strand, and Solar Panels,'' dated May 
19, 2016.
    \3\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 12227 
(April 1, 2019).
    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Notice of Intent 
to Participate in Second Five-Year Review of the Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Orders on Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel 
Line Pipe from the People's Republic of China--Request for Extension 
of Deadline and Acceptance of Submission,'' dated April 17, 2019 
(Notice to Participate); see also Commerce's Letter, ``Acceptance of 
Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated April 18, 2019.
    \5\ See Notice to Participate at 2.
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    On April 30, 2019, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i), the 
domestic interested parties filed a timely and adequate substantive 
response.\6\ Commerce did not receive a substantive response from the 
Government of China or a respondent interested party to this 
proceeding. On May 23, 2019, Commerce notified the U.S. International 
Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an adequate substantive 
response from respondent interested parties.\7\ As a result, pursuant 
to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), 
Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order.
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    \6\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Second Five-Year 
Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Circular Welded Carbon 
Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People's Republic of China: 
Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated April 30, 
2019.
    \7\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Review Initiated on April 1, 
2019,'' dated May 23, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is circular welded carbon 
quality steel pipe of a kind used for oil and gas pipelines (welded 
line pipe) not more than 406.4 mm (16 inches) in outside diameter, 
regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish or 
stenciling.
    The welded line pipe products that are the subject of this order 
are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7306.19.10.10, 7306.19.10.50, 
7306.19.51.10, and 7306.19.51.50. While HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope of the order is dispositive.\8\
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    \8\ For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see 
Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results 
of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of Circular Welded Carbon 
Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People's Republic of China,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, 
including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy and the net countervailable subsidy rates 
likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked, is provided in the 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics 
discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an 
Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public 
document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the 
main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum 
and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce 
determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of a net countervailable subsidy at the 
following rates: \9\
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    \9\ Id.

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                                                               Net
                                                         countervailable
                  Producers/exporters                      subsidy  ad
                                                          valorem rate
                                                            (percent)
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Huludao Seven-Star Steel Pipe Group Co., Ltd., Huludao             32.65
 Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd., and Huludao Bohai
 Oil Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd. (collectively, the
 Huludao Companies)...................................
Liaoning Northern Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.................             40.05
All Others............................................             36.35
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Administrative Protective Order

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: July 30, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    A. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable 
Subsidy
    B. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rates Likely to Prevail
    C. Nature of the Subsidy
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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