Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 44845-44847 [2019-18437]

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[FR Doc. 2019–18357 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–520–807] Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) June 8, 2016 through November 30, 2017. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable August 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Whitley Herndon, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5518 or (202) 482–6274, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44845 Background This review covers nine producers and exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two companies, Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes Ind. L.L.C. (Ajmal)/Noble Steel Industries L.L.C. (Noble Steel) (collectively, Ajmal Steel) 1 and Universal Tube and Plastic Industries, Ltd. (UTP)/THL Tube and Pipe Industries LLC (TTP)/KHK Scaffolding and Formwork LLC (collectively, Universal).2 The producers and or exporters not selected for individual examination are listed in the ‘‘Final Results of the Review’’ section of this notice. On February 21, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.3 In March 2019, Ajmal Steel and Universal submitted case briefs. On May 8, 2019, we issued a postpreliminary determination related to an alleged particular market situation in this administrative review.4 In May 2019, the petitioners 5 submitted a case brief related to the post-preliminary determination,6 and Ajmal Steel and Universal submitted rebuttal briefs on this topic.7 On May 23, 2019, we 1 On December 11, 2018, we preliminarily collapsed Ajmal and Noble Steel. See Memorandum, ‘‘Whether to Collapse Ajmal Steel Tubes and Pipes Ind. L.L.C. and Noble Steel Industries L.L.C. in the 2016–2017 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates,’’ dated December 11, 2018. Because no party commented on this decision, we continue to find it appropriate to collapse Ajmal and Noble for purposes of the final results. 2 On January 31, 2019, we preliminarily found that TTP is the successor-in-interest to UTP. See Memorandum, ‘‘Successor-In-Interest Determination in the 2016–2017 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Circular Welded CarbonQuality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates,’’ dated January 31, 2019. Because no party commented on this decision, we continue to find TTP to be the successor-in-interest to UTP. 3 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017, 84 FR 5417 (February 21, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Administrative Review of Circular Welded Pipe from the United Arab Emirates: Post-Preliminary Determination Regarding Particular Market Situation Allegation,’’ dated May 8, 2019. 5 The petitioners are Bull Moose Tube Company and Wheatland Tube Company. 6 See Petitioners’ Case Brief, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from The United Arab Emirates: Petitioners’ Brief Regarding the Particular Market Situation,’’ dated May 16, 2019. 7 See Universal’s Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates—Rebuttal Brief Regarding Petitioners’ Particular Market Situation Allegation,’’ dated May 21, 2019; and Ajmal Steel’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates; Post-Preliminary Determination on Continued E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 44846 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices postponed the final results by 60 days, until August 20, 2019.8 Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is welded carbon-quality steel pipes and tube, of circular cross-section, with an outside diameter not more than nominal 16 inches (406.4 mm), regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (e.g., black, galvanized or painted), end finish (plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or industry specification (e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM), proprietary, or other), generally known as standard pipe, fence pipe and tube, sprinkler pipe, and structural pipe (although subject product may also be referred to as mechanical tubing). The products subject to this order are currently classifiable in Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical reporting numbers 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090, 7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5030, 7306.50.5050, and 7306.50.5070. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are listed in the appendix to this notice and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.9 Interested parties can find a complete discussion of these issues and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which 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 also Particular Market Situation: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated May 21, 2019. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded CarbonQuality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates: 2016–2017 Administrative Review: Extension of Deadline for Final Results,’’ dated May 23, 2019. 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2016– 2017 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipes and Tubes from the United Arab Emirates,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Jkt 247001 available to all interested 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 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 a review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain changes to the preliminary weighted-average margin calculations for Ajmal Steel and those companies not selected for individual review.10 Final Results of the Review We have determined that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the following firms during the period June 8, 2016 through November 30, 2017: Exporter/producer Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes Ind. L.L.C. (Ajmal)/Noble Steel Industries L.L.C .......................... Universal Tube and Plastic Industries, Ltd. (UTP)/THL Tube and Pipe Industries LLC (TTP)/KHK Scaffolding and Formwork LLC ........................ Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 2.83 1.65 We have determined that the reviewspecific average rate is applicable to the following companies: 11 Exporter/producer Abu Dhabi Metal Pipes and Profiles Industries Complex .......... Ferrolab LLC ............................... Global Steel Industries ............... Lamprell ...................................... Link Middle East Ltd ................... PSL FZE ..................................... 10 See Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 2.24 Issues and Decision Memorandum. rate is based on the simple average of the margins calculated for those companies selected for individual review. Because we cannot apply our normal methodology of calculating a weightedaverage margin due to requests to protect business proprietary information, we find this rate to be the best proxy of the actual weighted-average margin determined for the mandatory respondents. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, et al.: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010). 11 This PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exporter/producer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Three Star Metal Ind LLC ........... 2.24 We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), because Ajmal Steel and Universal reported the entered value of their U.S. sales, we calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the sales for which entered value was reported. Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importerspecific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. We intend to instruct CBP to take into account the ‘‘provisional measures deposit cap,’’ in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(d). For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we will assign an assessment rate based on the average 12 of the cash deposit rates calculated for Ajmal Steel and Universal. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.13 Commerce’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate 12 This rate was calculated as discussed in footnote 10. 13 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 27, 2019 / Notices unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.14 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this administrative review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or a previous segment of this proceeding, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 5.95 percent, the allothers rate established in the less than fair value investigation.15 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 14 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 15 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 91906 (December 19, 2016). 19:12 Aug 26, 2019 Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 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 We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: August 20, 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. Margin Calculations IV. Discussion of the Issues 1: Existence of a Particular Market Situation (PMS) 2: Billing Adjustments 3: Cost Database 4: Quantity Discounts in the Home Market 5: Level of Trade (LOT) for Universal’s Affiliated Resellers V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–18437 Filed 8–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE This notice serves as a final 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 the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent VerDate Sep<11>2014 assessment of double antidumping duties. Jkt 247001 International Trade Administration [A–570–983] Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People’s Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on drawn stainless steel sinks (drawn sinks) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable August 27, 2019. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44847 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Janz, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2972. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ of the AD order on drawn sinks from China for the POR.1 On April 30, 2019, Commerce received timely requests from Elkay Manufacturing Company and KaiPing Dawn Plumbing Products, Inc. to conduct an administrative review of the AD order on drawn sinks from China.2 On June 13, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the AD order.3 The administrative review was initiated with respect to 29 companies, and covers the period April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Subsequent to the initiation of the administrative review, the petitioner in this proceeding, Elkay Manufacturing Company, timely withdrew its review requests for 18 of these companies, as discussed below. Partial Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioner withdrew its request for an administrative review of the following companies within 90 days of the date of publication of the Initiation Notice: 4 Foshan Shunde MingHao Kitchen Utensils Co., Ltd.; Foshan Zhaoshun 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 12207 (April 1, 2019). 2 See Letter from the Petitioner, ‘‘Re: Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated April 30, 2019. See also Letter from KaiPing Dawn Plumbing Products, Inc., ‘‘RE: Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Antidumping Administrative Review,’’ dated April 30, 2019. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 27587 (June 13, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Letter from the Petitioner, ‘‘Re: Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated August 12, 2019. E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 166 (Tuesday, August 27, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-520-807]


Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the United Arab 
Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2016-2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 
producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made 
sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the 
period of review (POR) June 8, 2016 through November 30, 2017.

DATES: Applicable August 27, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Whitley Herndon, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5518 or (202) 482-6274, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    This review covers nine producers and exporters of the subject 
merchandise. Commerce selected two companies, Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes 
Ind. L.L.C. (Ajmal)/Noble Steel Industries L.L.C. (Noble Steel) 
(collectively, Ajmal Steel) \1\ and Universal Tube and Plastic 
Industries, Ltd. (UTP)/THL Tube and Pipe Industries LLC (TTP)/KHK 
Scaffolding and Formwork LLC (collectively, Universal).\2\ The 
producers and or exporters not selected for individual examination are 
listed in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
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    \1\ On December 11, 2018, we preliminarily collapsed Ajmal and 
Noble Steel. See Memorandum, ``Whether to Collapse Ajmal Steel Tubes 
and Pipes Ind. L.L.C. and Noble Steel Industries L.L.C. in the 2016-
2017 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded 
Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates,'' dated 
December 11, 2018. Because no party commented on this decision, we 
continue to find it appropriate to collapse Ajmal and Noble for 
purposes of the final results.
    \2\ On January 31, 2019, we preliminarily found that TTP is the 
successor-in-interest to UTP. See Memorandum, ``Successor-In-
Interest Determination in the 2016-2017 Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review on Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe 
from the United Arab Emirates,'' dated January 31, 2019. Because no 
party commented on this decision, we continue to find TTP to be the 
successor-in-interest to UTP.
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    On February 21, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary 
Results.\3\ In March 2019, Ajmal Steel and Universal submitted case 
briefs.
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    \3\ See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the 
United Arab Emirates: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2016-2017, 84 FR 5417 (February 21, 2019) 
(Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum (PDM).
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    On May 8, 2019, we issued a post-preliminary determination related 
to an alleged particular market situation in this administrative 
review.\4\ In May 2019, the petitioners \5\ submitted a case brief 
related to the post-preliminary determination,\6\ and Ajmal Steel and 
Universal submitted rebuttal briefs on this topic.\7\ On May 23, 2019, 
we

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postponed the final results by 60 days, until August 20, 2019.\8\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Administrative Review of 
Circular Welded Pipe from the United Arab Emirates: Post-Preliminary 
Determination Regarding Particular Market Situation Allegation,'' 
dated May 8, 2019.
    \5\ The petitioners are Bull Moose Tube Company and Wheatland 
Tube Company.
    \6\ See Petitioners' Case Brief, ``Circular Welded Carbon-
Quality Steel Pipe from The United Arab Emirates: Petitioners' Brief 
Regarding the Particular Market Situation,'' dated May 16, 2019.
    \7\ See Universal's Letter, ``Circular Welded Carbon-Quality 
Steel Pipe from the United Arab Emirates--Rebuttal Brief Regarding 
Petitioners' Particular Market Situation Allegation,'' dated May 21, 
2019; and Ajmal Steel's Letter, ``Administrative Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe 
from the United Arab Emirates; Post-Preliminary Determination on 
Particular Market Situation: Rebuttal Brief,'' dated May 21, 2019.
    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe 
from the United Arab Emirates: 2016-2017 Administrative Review: 
Extension of Deadline for Final Results,'' dated May 23, 2019.
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    Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with 
section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is welded carbon-quality steel 
pipes and tube, of circular cross-section, with an outside diameter not 
more than nominal 16 inches (406.4 mm), regardless of wall thickness, 
surface finish (e.g., black, galvanized or painted), end finish (plain 
end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or 
industry specification (e.g., American Society for Testing and 
Materials International (ASTM), proprietary, or other), generally known 
as standard pipe, fence pipe and tube, sprinkler pipe, and structural 
pipe (although subject product may also be referred to as mechanical 
tubing). The products subject to this order are currently classifiable 
in Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical 
reporting numbers 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 
7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.30.5025, 
7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090, 
7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5030, 7306.50.5050, and 7306.50.5070. Although 
the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs 
purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are listed in the 
appendix to this notice and addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.\9\ Interested parties can find a complete discussion of 
these issues and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum, which 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 also available to all interested 
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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the 2016-2017 Administrative Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipes 
and Tubes from the United Arab Emirates,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on a review of the record and comments received from 
interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain 
changes to the preliminary weighted-average margin calculations for 
Ajmal Steel and those companies not selected for individual review.\10\
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    \10\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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Final Results of the Review

    We have determined that the following weighted-average dumping 
margins exist for the following firms during the period June 8, 2016 
through November 30, 2017:

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                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Ajmal Steel Tubes & Pipes Ind. L.L.C. (Ajmal)/Noble Steel           2.83
 Industries L.L.C...........................................
Universal Tube and Plastic Industries, Ltd. (UTP)/THL Tube          1.65
 and Pipe Industries LLC (TTP)/KHK Scaffolding and Formwork
 LLC........................................................
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    We have determined that the review-specific average rate is 
applicable to the following companies: \11\
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    \11\ This rate is based on the simple average of the margins 
calculated for those companies selected for individual review. 
Because we cannot apply our normal methodology of calculating a 
weighted-average margin due to requests to protect business 
proprietary information, we find this rate to be the best proxy of 
the actual weighted-average margin determined for the mandatory 
respondents. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, et 
al.: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final 
Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order 
in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010).

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                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
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Abu Dhabi Metal Pipes and Profiles Industries Complex.......        2.24
Ferrolab LLC................................................        2.24
Global Steel Industries.....................................        2.24
Lamprell....................................................        2.24
Link Middle East Ltd........................................        2.24
PSL FZE.....................................................        2.24
Three Star Metal Ind LLC....................................        2.24
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    We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days 
of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this 
proceeding, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of 
this review.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), because Ajmal Steel and Universal 
reported the entered value of their U.S. sales, we calculated importer-
specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the 
total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total 
entered value of the sales for which entered value was reported. Where 
either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de 
minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-
specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate 
the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. We intend 
to instruct CBP to take into account the ``provisional measures deposit 
cap,'' in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(d).
    For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we 
will assign an assessment rate based on the average \12\ of the cash 
deposit rates calculated for Ajmal Steel and Universal. The final 
results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of 
antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final 
results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, 
where applicable.\13\
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    \12\ This rate was calculated as discussed in footnote 10.
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    Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' practice will apply to entries 
of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in 
these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not 
know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a 
reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United 
States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate

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unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the 
intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.\14\
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    \14\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this administrative review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results for all shipments of the subject 
merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the publication date of the final results of this administrative 
review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash 
deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that 
established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is 
less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 
19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; 
(2) for previously investigated companies not participating in this 
review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding; 
(3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or a previous 
segment of this proceeding, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit 
rate will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all 
other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 5.95 percent, the 
all-others rate established in the less than fair value 
investigation.\15\ These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \15\ See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the 
Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates: Amended 
Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping 
Duty Orders, 81 FR 91906 (December 19, 2016).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final 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 the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an 
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

    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: August 20, 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. Margin Calculations
IV. Discussion of the Issues
    1: Existence of a Particular Market Situation (PMS)
    2: Billing Adjustments
    3: Cost Database
    4: Quantity Discounts in the Home Market
    5: Level of Trade (LOT) for Universal's Affiliated Resellers
V. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2019-18437 Filed 8-26-19; 8:45 am]
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