Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 38215-38216 [2019-16755]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / Notices and passcode will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register (including to speak) and any written comments should be submitted to: National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 10003, Washington, DC 20230 or by email to TTAB@trade.gov. Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Beall, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Room 10003, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–0140; email: TTAB@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. 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Brian Beall, Deputy Director for Policy and Planning, National Travel and Tourism Office, Industry & Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2019–16715 Filed 8–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–935] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 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 dumping, at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice, infra. DATES: Applicable August 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482–0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 13, 2009 Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on welded line pipe from China.1 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).2 On April 16, 2019, Commerce received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review from California Steel Industries, TMK 1 See Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 22515 (May 13, 2009) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 12227 (April 1, 2019). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38215 IPSCO, Welspun Tubular, and Zekelman Industries (collectively, domestic interested parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 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.4 On April 30, 2019, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i), the domestic interested parties filed a timely and adequate substantive response.5 Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party. 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 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 the order are currently classifiable in the 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.6 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation of the Order and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in Second Five-Year Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated April 16, 2019. 4 Id. at 2. 5 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Second Five-Year Review of the Antidumping 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. 6 For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 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). E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 38216 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 6, 2019 / Notices hereby adopted by this notice.7 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 http:// access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed on the internet 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. IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weightedaverage dumping margins up to 101.10 percent. AGENCY: Administrative Protective Orders This notice also 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, orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), 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. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order 7 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Aug 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2019–16755 Filed 8–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–868, C–560–834, C–552–826] Utility Scale Wind Towers From Canada, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Weinhold at (202) 482–1121 (Canada); Alex Wood at (202) 482–1959 (Indonesia); Julie Geiger at (202) 482– 2057 (Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam)), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Petitions On July 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) received countervailing duty (CVD) petitions concerning imports of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam, filed in proper form on behalf of the Wind Tower Trade Coalition (the petitioner).1 The Petitions were accompanied by antidumping duty (AD) petitions concerning imports of wind towers from Canada, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and Vietnam. During the period July 12 through 18, 2019, Commerce requested supplemental information pertaining to certain aspects of the Petitions in separate supplemental questionnaires.2 1 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, The Republic of Korea, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam,’’ dated July 9, 2019 (the Petitions). 2 See Commerce’s Letters, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Countervailing Duties on Imports of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The petitioner filed responses to the supplemental questionnaires between July 16 and 19, 2019.3 In accordance with section 702(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the petitioner alleges that the Governments of Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam (GOC, GOI, and GOV, respectively) are providing countervailable subsidies, within the meaning of sections 701 and 771(5) of the Act, to producers of wind towers in Canada, Indonesia and Vietnam, and that imports of such products are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, the domestic wind tower industry in the United States. Consistent with section 702(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.202(b), for those alleged programs on which we are initiating CVD investigations, the Petitions are accompanied by information reasonably available to the petitioner supporting its allegations. Commerce finds that the petitioner filed the Petitions on behalf of the domestic industry, because the petitioner is an interested party, as defined in section 771(9)(E) of the Act. Commerce also finds that the petitioner demonstrated sufficient industry support necessary for the initiation of the requested CVD investigations.4 and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Supplemental Questions’’ (General Issues Supplemental Questionnaire), ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Imports of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada: Supplemental Questions,’’ ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Imports of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Indonesia: Supplemental Questions,’’ and ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Imports of Utility Scale Wind Towers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated July 12, 2019; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Phone Call with Counsel to the Petitioner,’’ dated July 18, 2019 (July 18, 2019 Memorandum). 3 See Petitioner’s Letters, ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Responses to First Supplemental Questions on Common Issues and Injury Volume I of the Petition,’’ dated July 16, 2019 (General Issues Supplemental); ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada: Response to First Supplemental Questions on Canada CVD Volume III {sic} of the Petition,’’ (Canada CVD Supplement Response), ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from {Indonesia}: Response to First Supplemental Questions on Indonesia CVD Volume VII of the Petition,’’ (Indonesia CVD Supplement Response), and ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Response to First Supplemental Questions on Vietnam CVD Volume VIII of the Petition’’ (Vietnam CVD Supplement Response), each dated July 17, 2019; and, ‘‘Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Responses to Second Supplemental Questions on Common Issues and Injury Volume I of the Petition,’’ dated July 19, 2019 (Scope Supplement). 4 See the ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petition’’ section, infra. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 6, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38215-38216]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-16755]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-935]


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

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of 
the antidumping duty 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 dumping, at 
the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section 
of this notice, infra.

DATES: Applicable August 6, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482-0835.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 13, 2009 Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
antidumping duty order on welded line pipe from China.\1\ 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).\2\ On April 16, 2019, Commerce received a timely and 
complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review from 
California Steel Industries, TMK IPSCO, Welspun Tubular, and Zekelman 
Industries (collectively, domestic interested parties), within the 
deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ 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.\4\ On April 30, 2019, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i), the domestic interested parties filed a timely and 
adequate substantive response.\5\ Commerce did not receive a 
substantive response from any respondent interested party. 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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    \1\ See Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe 
from the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 
22515 (May 13, 2009) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 12227 
(April 1, 2019).
    \3\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Notice of Intent 
to Participate in Second Five-Year Review of the Antidumping Duty 
Order on Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated April 16, 2019.
    \4\ Id. at 2.
    \5\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Second Five-Year 
Review of the Antidumping 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.
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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 the order are 
currently classifiable in the 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.\6\
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    \6\ For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see 
Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited 
Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 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 dumping in 
the event of revocation of the Order and the magnitude of the margins 
likely to prevail if the Order were to be revoked, is provided in the 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is

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hereby adopted by this notice.\7\ 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 http://access.trade.gov and 
to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed on the internet 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.
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    \7\ Id.
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Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude 
of the dumping margins likely to prevail would be weighted-average 
dumping margins up to 101.10 percent.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also 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, orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), 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
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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