Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 43583-43585 [2019-18011]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices Dated: August 12, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The products covered by this Order are certain flat-rolled steel products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished, laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. The products covered include coils that have a width of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of form of coil (e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and a width that is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the thickness. The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or other shape and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’ (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above: (1) Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set forth above, and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular crosssection, the width of certain products with nonrectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. Steel products included in the scope of this Order are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: • 2.50 percent of manganese, or • 3.30 percent of silicon, or • 1.50 percent of copper, or • 1.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 2.00 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium. For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels and high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with microalloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS), both of which are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels. Subject merchandise also includes corrosionresistant steel that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching and/or slitting or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope corrosion resistant steel. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of this Order unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or specifically excluded from the scope of this Order: • Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (terne plate), or both chromium and chromium oxides (tin free steel), whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating; • Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness; and • Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are three-layered corrosionresistant flat-rolled steel products less than 4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled steel product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-20% ratio. The products subject to the Order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, and 7212.60.0000. The products subject to the Order may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43583 7228.60.6000, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–18013 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–825] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Ozdemir) received countervailable subsidies for the production and export of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) during the period of review January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janae Martin or Jaron Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0238 or (202) 482–3640, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 15, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.1 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.2 On June 19, 2019, Commerce 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018). 2 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM Continued 21AUN1 43584 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices extended the deadline for the preliminary results to August 16, 2019.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix 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 Order The merchandise covered by the order is HWR pipes and tubes. The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. While the HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specification 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. Methodology jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 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. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017,’’ dated June 19, 2019. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results: Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 specific.5 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review We preliminarily find that the following subsidy rate exists for Ozdemir, the sole respondent in this administrative review, for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017: Subsidy rate (percent) Company Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti ..................................... 1.94 Assessment Rate Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated for Ozdemir with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results, or if there is no public announcement, within five days of the date of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five days after the time limit for filing case briefs.6 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.7 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.8 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.9 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.10 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: August 13, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy 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 6 See 5 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 9 See 19 CFR 351.310. 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 7 See E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices IV. Subsidies Valuation Information V. Benchmarks and Interest Rates VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Recommendation Hitachi Metals timely withdrew its request for an administrative review.4 [FR Doc. 2019–18011 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–875] Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From Japan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Japan for the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable August 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hannah Falvey, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4889. AGENCY: Background jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES On May 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on carbon and alloy steel cut-tolength plate (CTL plate) from Japan for the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.1 On May 31, 2019, Commerce received a timely request to conduct an administrative review of the AD order on CTL plate from Japan from Hitachi Metals, Ltd. (Hitachi Metals).2 On July 15, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the AD order on CTL plate from Japan with respect to Hitachi Metals.3 On August 6, 2019, 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 18479 (May 1, 2019). 2 See Hitachi Metals’ Letter, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Japan—Hitachi Metals’ Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated May 31, 2019. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Hitachi Metals withdrew its request for review within the 90-day deadline. Because Commerce received no other requests for review of Hitachi Metals, and no other requests were made for a review of the AD order on CTL plate from Japan with respect to other companies, we are rescinding the administrative review covering the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, in full, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of CTL plate from Japan during the period of review. For the company for which this review is rescinded, AD duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit rate of estimated AD duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers whose entries will be liquidated as a result of this rescission notice, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of AD duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of the AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double AD duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also 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 4 See Hitachi Metals’ Letter, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Japan—Hitachi Metals’ Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated August 6, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43585 with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751 and 777(i)(l) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 15, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–18014 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–026, C–570–027] Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiries on the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY Based on available information, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is self-initiating country-wide anti-circumvention inquiries to determine whether imports of corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) completed in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Malaysia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (collectively, third countries) using hotrolled steel (HRS) and cold-rolled steel (CRS) flat products manufactured in the People’s Republic of China (China) are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on CORE from China. DATES: Applicable August 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brendan Quinn at (202) 482–5848, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III or Justin Enck at (202) 482–1614, Office of Policy, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 3, 2015, AK Steel Corporation, ArcelorMittal USA LLC, California Steel Industries, Inc., Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., and E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-825]


Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Ozdemir) received 
countervailable subsidies for the production and export of heavy walled 
rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) 
from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) during the period of review 
January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable August 21, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janae Martin or Jaron Moore, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0238 or (202) 
482-3640, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 15, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation of 
an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on HWR 
pipes and tubes from Turkey.\1\ Commerce exercised its discretion to 
toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure 
from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 
29, 2019.\2\ On June 19, 2019, Commerce

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extended the deadline for the preliminary results to August 16, 
2019.\3\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018).
    \2\ See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations 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.
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Extension of 
Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2017,'' dated June 19, 2019.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\4\ 
A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included as an Appendix 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.
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results: Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on 
Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from 
the Republic of Turkey,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is HWR pipes and tubes. The 
subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 7306.61.1000 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject 
merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. While the HTSUS 
subheadings and ASTM specification 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.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily find 
that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government financial contribution that 
gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 
specific.\5\ For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \5\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    We preliminarily find that the following subsidy rate exists for 
Ozdemir, the sole respondent in this administrative review, for the 
period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017:

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                           Company                               rate
                                                               (percent)
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Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti...................        1.94
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Assessment Rate

    Consistent with section 751(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount indicated for Ozdemir with regard to shipments of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of 
this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to 
continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at 
the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the 
company, as appropriate. These cash deposit instructions, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the 
date of publication of these preliminary results, or if there is no 
public announcement, within five days of the date of this notice in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit 
written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the 
preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within five 
days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\6\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with 
the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\7\
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 
30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS system.\8\ 
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone 
number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a 
foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a 
request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the 
scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at the U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a 
time and date to be determined.\9\ Issues addressed during the hearing 
will be limited to those raised in the briefs.\10\ Parties should 
confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two 
days before the scheduled date.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their 
entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after 
publication of these preliminary results.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This administrative review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: August 13, 2019.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy 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

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IV. Subsidies Valuation Information
V. Benchmarks and Interest Rates
VI. Analysis of Programs
VII. Recommendation

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