Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2017, 42893-42894 [2019-17769]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 160 / Monday, August 19, 2019 / Notices in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, a zero cash deposit rate will be required for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing producer/exporter-specific combination rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be eligible for a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the China-wide rate of 285.63 percent; 13 and (4) for all non-Chinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter(s) that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) 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. International Trade Administration [C–580–837] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel) and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM), producers/exporters of certain cut-tolength carbon-quality steel plate (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), received countervailable subsidies that are de minimis during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable August 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff (for Hyundai Steel) or Jolanta Lawska (for DSM), 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) 482–1009 or (202) 482–8362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Dated: August 9, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. On April 15, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On May 15, 2019, we received a timely filed case brief from Nucor Corporation (the petitioner) and, on May 20, 2019, Hyundai Steel submitted a timely filed rebuttal brief. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Appendix Scope of the Order Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Recommendation jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [FR Doc. 2019–17768 Filed 8–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 13 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 36561 (June 24, 2005). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Aug 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 The merchandise covered by the order is certain hot-rolled carbon-quality steel plate. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 1 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; and Rescission of Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2017, 84 FR 15182 (April 15, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Cut-toLength Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea; 2017,’’ dated concurrently with, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42893 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ case briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues are identified in the 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 is available 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 directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on the comments received from the petitioner and Hyundai Steel, we made no changes to the net subsidy rates calculated for the mandatory respondents. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of Administrative Review We determine that the following total estimated net countervailable subsidy rates exist for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017: Company Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. Hyundai Steel Company. Subsidy rate ad valorem 0.25 percent (de minimis). 0.44 percent (de minimis). Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for these final results of review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rates Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce intends to issue appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. We will instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced by DSM and Hyundai Steel entered, or withdrawn form warehouse, for consumption on or and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 42894 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 160 / Monday, August 19, 2019 / Notices after January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, without regard to countervailing duties because a de minimis subsidy rate was calculated for each company. Cash Deposit Instructions The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies listed in these final results will be zero percent; and (2) for all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 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 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 a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties These final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: August 12, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Period of Review V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Adjust Hyundai Steel Company’s (Hyundai Steel) Tax Benefit Calculations to Account for Special Rural Development Taxes (SRDTs) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Aug 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 Comment 2: Whether Hyundai Green Power is Cross-Owned with Hyundai Steel Comment 3: Whether Hyundai Green Power Supplied Inputs to Hyundai Steel that Were Primarily Dedicated to the Production of the Downstream Product VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–17769 Filed 8–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–849] Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From Mexico: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from Mexico are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The final estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable August 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander or Minoo Hatten, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2805 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of this LTFV investigation in which Commerce found that kegs from Mexico were sold at LTFV.1 On May 2, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Critical Circumstances Determination in which Commerce found that critical circumstances exist for imports of kegs from Mexico.2 We invited interested 1 See Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From Mexico: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 84 FR 25738 (June 4, 2019) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Antidumping Duty Investigation on Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From Mexico: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 84 FR 18796 (May 2, 2019) (Preliminary Critical Circumstances Determination). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 parties to comment on both determinations in the Preliminary Determination. We received no comments from interested parties. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see the appendix to this notice. Scope Comments On March 29, 2019, we issued a Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.3 The scope case briefs were due on May 6, 2019.4 We did not receive scope case briefs from interested parties. Therefore, Commerce has made no changes to the scope of this investigation since the Preliminary Determination. Verification Because the mandatory respondent in this investigation did not provide the information requested, Commerce did not conduct verification.5 Analysis of Comments Received As stated above, we did not receive comments in response to the Preliminary Determination. For the final determination, Commerce has made no changes to the Preliminary Determination. Use of Adverse Facts Available We continue to find, as stated in the Preliminary Determination, that THIELMANN Mexico S.A. de C.V. (THIELMANN), Portinox Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Portinox), and Geodis Wilson Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Geodis Wilson) withheld requested information, failed to provide information by the specified deadlines, and significantly impeded the proceeding, pursuant to section 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, and Mexico: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated March 29, 2019 (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum). 4 The scope case briefs were due 30 days after the publication of Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 84 FR 13634 (April 5, 2019). See Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum at 5. Because the deadline fell on Sunday, May 5, 2019, the actual deadline for the scope case briefs was Monday, May 6, 2019. See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1) (‘‘For both electronically filed and manually filed documents, if the applicable due date falls on a non-business day, the Secretary will accept documents that are filed on the next business day.’’). The deadline for scope rebuttal briefs was Monday, May 13, 2019. 5 See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 25740. E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-837]


Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the 
Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review; Calendar Year 2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Hyundai 
Steel Company (Hyundai Steel) and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM), 
producers/exporters of certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate 
(CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), received 
countervailable subsidies that are de minimis during the period of 
review (POR), January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

DATES: Applicable August 19, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff (for Hyundai Steel) or 
Jolanta Lawska (for DSM), 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) 482-1009 or (202) 482-8362, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 15, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary results of 
this administrative review.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment 
on the Preliminary Results. On May 15, 2019, we received a timely filed 
case brief from Nucor Corporation (the petitioner) and, on May 20, 
2019, Hyundai Steel submitted a timely filed rebuttal brief. Commerce 
conducted this review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from 
the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; and Rescission of Review, in Part; Calendar 
Year 2017, 84 FR 15182 (April 15, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is certain hot-rolled carbon-
quality steel plate. For a complete description of the scope of the 
order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Issues and Decision Memorandum for 
the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Cut-
to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea; 
2017,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in interested parties' case briefs are addressed 
in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues are identified in the 
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 is available 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 directly 
on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The 
signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on the comments received from the petitioner and Hyundai 
Steel, we made no changes to the net subsidy rates calculated for the 
mandatory respondents. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum.

Final Results of Administrative Review

    We determine that the following total estimated net countervailable 
subsidy rates exist for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 
2017:

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                  Company                     Subsidy rate  ad valorem
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Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd...............  0.25 percent (de minimis).
Hyundai Steel Company.....................  0.44 percent (de minimis).
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Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for these 
final results of review within five days of the date of publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce intends to issue 
appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 
days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. 
We will instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise 
produced by DSM and Hyundai Steel entered, or withdrawn form warehouse, 
for consumption on or

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after January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, without regard to 
countervailing duties because a de minimis subsidy rate was calculated 
for each company.

Cash Deposit Instructions

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of this administrative 
review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The 
cash deposit rate for the companies listed in these final results will 
be zero percent; and (2) for all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct 
CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company-
specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. 
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 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 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 a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These final results are issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: August 12, 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. Period of Review
V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. Analysis of Programs
VII. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Whether Commerce Should Adjust Hyundai Steel 
Company's (Hyundai Steel) Tax Benefit Calculations to Account for 
Special Rural Development Taxes (SRDTs)
    Comment 2: Whether Hyundai Green Power is Cross-Owned with 
Hyundai Steel
    Comment 3: Whether Hyundai Green Power Supplied Inputs to 
Hyundai Steel that Were Primarily Dedicated to the Production of the 
Downstream Product
VIII. Recommendation

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