Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 46713-46715 [2019-19195]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices International Trade Administration administrative review covering Flex.3 On May 3, 2019, the petitioners timely withdrew their request for an administrative review of Flex.4 [A–520–803] Rescission of Review Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the United Arab Emirates: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party, or parties, that requested a review withdraw the request/s within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, the petitioners withdrew their request for review by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of this order. Therefore, in response to the timely withdrawal of the request for review, and, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the period of review (POR), November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES On November 1, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on PET film from the UAE.1 Commerce received a timely request from DuPont Teijin Film, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and SKC Inc. (collectively, the petitioners), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an administrative review of this AD order for Flex Middle East FZE (Flex).2 No other party requested an administrative review of this order. Pursuant to the review request filed by the petitioners, and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), on February 6, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 54912 (November 1, 2018); see also Correction to Notice of Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 56819 (November 14, 2018). 2 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from the United Arab Emirates: Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated November 30, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping 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 assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 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 ADs prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of ADs occurred and the subsequent assessment of double ADs. 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 return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 2159 (February 6, 2019). 4 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from the United Arab Emirates: Withdrawal of Request for Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated May 3, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46713 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. This notice is published in accordance with section 771(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 29, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–19194 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–874] Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 19, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changedcircumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Japan. In that notice, Commerce preliminarily determined that (1) Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) is the successor-in-interest to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC); (2) Nippon Steel Nisshin Co., Ltd. (Nippon Nisshin) is the successor in interest to Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd. (Nisshin Steel); and (3) Nippon Steel Trading Corporation (NSTC) is the successor in interest to Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Corporation (NSSBC). Additionally, Commerce preliminarily determined that NSC, Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC should be treated as a single entity, and should receive the same AD cash deposit rate with respect to the subject merchandise as NSSMC, the predecessor company. No interested party submitted comments regarding the initiation and preliminary results. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that NSC is the successor-ininterest to NSSMC. DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Jun Jack Zhao, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 46714 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3945 or (202) 482–1396, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 19, 2019, Commerce published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of this CCR of the AD order on hot-rolled steel from Japan,1 preliminarily determining that (1) NSC is the successor-in-interest to NSSMC; (2) Nippon Nisshin is the successor in interest to Nisshin Steel; and (3) NSTC is the successor in interest to NSSBC.2 Additionally, because Commerce had previously determined that NSSMC, Nisshin Steel, and NSSBC are affiliated companies and should be treated as a single entity, Commerce preliminarily determined that NSC, including Nippon Nisshin and NSTC, should receive the same AD cash deposit rate (i.e., 4.99 percent) with respect to the subject merchandise as NSSMC, its predecessor company.3 In the Initiation and Preliminary Results, Commerce provided all interested parties with an opportunity to comment and to request a public hearing regarding the preliminary findings. Commerce received no comments regarding the preliminary findings and no requests for a public hearing from interested parties within the time period set forth in the Initiation and Preliminary Results. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are hot-rolled steel flat products from Japan. For a full description of the scope of the order, see the ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ at the Appendix to this notice. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Final Results of CCR For the reasons stated in the Initiation and Preliminary Results, and because we received no comments from interested parties to the contrary, Commerce continues to find that NSC, Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC are affiliated companies that should be treated as a single entity that is the successor-ininterest to NSSMC. As a result of this determination, we find that NSC, 1 See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016) (Order). 2 See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan, 84 FR 34865 (July 19, 2019) (Initiation and Preliminary Results). 3 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC should receive the AD cash deposit rate previously assigned to NSSMC under the Order.4 Consequently, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all shipments of subject merchandise produced or exported by NSC, Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at a cash deposit rate of 4.99 percent, which is the current AD cash deposit rate for NSSMC.5 This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and (4) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and sections 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)(i). Dated: August 28, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Order The products covered by the scope are certain hot-rolled, flat-rolled steel products, with or without patterns in relief, and whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. The products covered do not include those that are clad, plated, or coated with metal. The products covered include coils that have a width or other lateral measurement (‘‘width’’) of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of thickness, and 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 of 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 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 unless the resulting measurement 4 See Order. received a cash deposit rate of 4.99 percent in the amended final determination of the investigation of hot-rolled steel products from Japan. See Order, 81 FR at 67965. 5 NSSMC PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 makes the product covered by the existing antidumping 1 or countervailing duty 2 orders on Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea (A–580–836; C–580–837), 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 non-rectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. Steel products included in the scope 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, or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium, or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium. 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, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, the substrate for motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS), and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS). 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 micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels, although AHSS and UHSS are covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high elongation steels. Subject merchandise includes hot-rolled steel that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, tempering, temper rolling, skin passing, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, 1 See Notice of Amendment of Final Determinations of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Cut-ToLength Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6585 (February 10, 2000). 2 See Notice of Amended Final Determinations: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from India and the Republic of Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut-ToLength Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000). E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 46715 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Notices punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope if performed in the country of manufacture of the hotrolled 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 unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or specifically excluded from the scope: • Universal mill plates (i.e., hot-rolled, flat-rolled products not in coils that have been rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm, and without patterns in relief); • Products that have been cold-rolled (cold-reduced) after hot-rolling; 3 • Ball bearing steels; 4 • Tool steels; 5 and • Silico-manganese steels; 6 The products subject to the scope are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.10.1500, 7208.10.3000, 7208.10.6000, 7208.25.3000, 7208.25.6000, 7208.26.0030, 7208.26.0060, 7208.27.0030, 7208.27.0060, 7208.36.0030, 7208.36.0060, 7208.37.0030, 7208.37.0060, 7208.38.0015, 7208.38.0030, 7208.38.0090, 7208.39.0015, 7208.39.0030, 7208.39.0090, 7208.40.6030, 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.54.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0090, 7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.3000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7530, 7211.19.7560, 7211.19.7590, 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.30.3050, 7225.30.7000, 7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, 7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, and 7226.91.8000. The products subject to the scope may also enter under the following HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7214.91.0015, 7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7214.99.0060, [FR Doc. 2019–19195 Filed 9–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XG233 Groundfish Operational Assessment Peer Review Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS and the Operational Assessment Oversight Panel will convene the Groundfish Operational Assessment Peer Review Meeting for the purpose of reviewing stock assessments of haddock, cod, yellowtail flounder, windowpane flounder, American plaice, pollock, and white hake. The Operational Assessment Peer Review is a formal scientific peer-review process for evaluating and presenting stock assessment results to managers for fish stocks in the offshore U.S. waters of the northwest Atlantic. Assessments are prepared by Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) working groups and reviewed by an independent panel of stock assessment experts called the SUMMARY: Operational Assessment Oversight Panel (AOP). The public is invited to attend the presentations and discussions between the review panel and the scientists who have participated in the stock assessment process. DATES: The public portion of the Groundfish Operational Assessment Peer Review Meeting will be held from September 9, 2019–September 13, 2019. The meeting will commence on September 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the daily meeting agenda. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Stephen H. Clark Conference Room in the Aquarium Building of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), 166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Weinberg, 508–495–2352; email: james.weinberg@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For further information, please visit the NEFSC website at http:// www.nefsc.noaa.gov. For additional information about the AOP meeting and the stock assessment peer review, please visit the NMFS/NEFSC SAW web page at https://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/ assessments/2019-assessments/. Daily Meeting Agenda—Groundfish Operational Assessment Peer Review Meeting (Subject to Change; All times are approximate and may be changed at the discretion of the Peer Review Chair). Monday, September 9, 2019 Time Activity 1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. ................................ 1:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. ................................ 1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. ................................ Welcome and Introductions ................................................... Common Topics ..................................................................... Georges Bank Haddock ........................................................ Gulf of Maine Haddock .......................................................... Discussion/Review/Summary ................................................ Public Comment .................................................................... Adjourn. 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ................................ 5:00 p.m. ................................................. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 7214.99.0075, 7214.99.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7226.99.0180, and 7228.60.6000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive. 3 For purposes of this scope exclusion, rolling operations such as a skin pass, levelling, temper rolling or other minor rolling operations after the hot-rolling process for purposes of surface finish, flatness, shape control, or gauge control do not constitute cold-rolling sufficient to meet this exclusion. 4 Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the amount specified: (i) Not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) none, or not more than 0.03 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Sep 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Lead percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of molybdenum. 5 Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or (iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jim Weinberg/Pat Sullivan, Chair. Russ Brown. Liz Brooks. Charles Perretti. Review Panel. Public. and 1 percent to 1.8 percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten. 6 Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-874]


Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Notice of 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: On July 19, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of a 
changed-circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order 
on certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from 
Japan. In that notice, Commerce preliminarily determined that (1) 
Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) is the successor-in-interest to Nippon 
Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC); (2) Nippon Steel Nisshin 
Co., Ltd. (Nippon Nisshin) is the successor in interest to Nisshin 
Steel Co., Ltd. (Nisshin Steel); and (3) Nippon Steel Trading 
Corporation (NSTC) is the successor in interest to Nippon Steel & 
Sumikin Bussan Corporation (NSSBC). Additionally, Commerce 
preliminarily determined that NSC, Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC should be 
treated as a single entity, and should receive the same AD cash deposit 
rate with respect to the subject merchandise as NSSMC, the predecessor 
company. No interested party submitted comments regarding the 
initiation and preliminary results. For these final results, Commerce 
continues to find that NSC is the successor-in-interest to NSSMC.

DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Jun Jack Zhao, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue

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NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3945 or (202) 482-1396, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 19, 2019, Commerce published its notice of initiation and 
preliminary results of this CCR of the AD order on hot-rolled steel 
from Japan,\1\ preliminarily determining that (1) NSC is the successor-
in-interest to NSSMC; (2) Nippon Nisshin is the successor in interest 
to Nisshin Steel; and (3) NSTC is the successor in interest to 
NSSBC.\2\ Additionally, because Commerce had previously determined that 
NSSMC, Nisshin Steel, and NSSBC are affiliated companies and should be 
treated as a single entity, Commerce preliminarily determined that NSC, 
including Nippon Nisshin and NSTC, should receive the same AD cash 
deposit rate (i.e., 4.99 percent) with respect to the subject 
merchandise as NSSMC, its predecessor company.\3\ In the Initiation and 
Preliminary Results, Commerce provided all interested parties with an 
opportunity to comment and to request a public hearing regarding the 
preliminary findings. Commerce received no comments regarding the 
preliminary findings and no requests for a public hearing from 
interested parties within the time period set forth in the Initiation 
and Preliminary Results.
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    \1\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, 
Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic 
of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative 
Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and 
the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 
(October 3, 2016) (Order).
    \2\ See Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Hot-Rolled 
Steel Flat Products from Japan, 84 FR 34865 (July 19, 2019) 
(Initiation and Preliminary Results).
    \3\ Id.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are hot-rolled steel flat 
products from Japan. For a full description of the scope of the order, 
see the ``Scope of the Order'' at the Appendix to this notice.

Final Results of CCR

    For the reasons stated in the Initiation and Preliminary Results, 
and because we received no comments from interested parties to the 
contrary, Commerce continues to find that NSC, Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC 
are affiliated companies that should be treated as a single entity that 
is the successor-in-interest to NSSMC. As a result of this 
determination, we find that NSC, Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC should 
receive the AD cash deposit rate previously assigned to NSSMC under the 
Order.\4\ Consequently, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection to suspend liquidation of all shipments of subject 
merchandise produced or exported by NSC, Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC and 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at a cash 
deposit rate of 4.99 percent, which is the current AD cash deposit rate 
for NSSMC.\5\ This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect 
until further notice.
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    \4\ See Order.
    \5\ NSSMC received a cash deposit rate of 4.99 percent in the 
amended final determination of the investigation of hot-rolled steel 
products from Japan. See Order, 81 FR at 67965.
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Notification to Interested Parties

    Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and notice 
in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and (4) and 777(i) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended, and sections 19 CFR 351.216 and 
351.221(c)(3)(i).

    Dated: August 28, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the scope are certain hot-rolled, flat-
rolled steel products, with or without patterns in relief, and 
whether or not annealed, painted, varnished, or coated with plastics 
or other non-metallic substances. The products covered do not 
include those that are clad, plated, or coated with metal. The 
products covered include coils that have a width or other lateral 
measurement (``width'') of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of 
thickness, and 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 of 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 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 unless the resulting measurement makes the product 
covered by the existing antidumping \1\ or countervailing duty \2\ 
orders on Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products 
From the Republic of Korea (A-580-836; C-580-837), and
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    \1\ See Notice of Amendment of Final Determinations of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Cut-To-
Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products from France, India, 
Indonesia, Italy, Japan and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6585 
(February 10, 2000).
    \2\ See Notice of Amended Final Determinations: Certain Cut-to-
Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from India and the Republic of 
Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut-To-
Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, 
Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000).
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    (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product 
(e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-
section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, 
etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.
    Steel products included in the scope 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, or
 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
 0.10 percent of niobium, or
 0.30 percent of vanadium, or
 0.30 percent of zirconium.

    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, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, the 
substrate for motor lamination steels, Advanced High Strength Steels 
(AHSS), and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS). 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 
micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, 
titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor 
lamination steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as 
silicon and aluminum. AHSS and UHSS are considered high tensile 
strength and high elongation steels, although AHSS and UHSS are 
covered whether or not they are high tensile strength or high 
elongation steels.
    Subject merchandise includes hot-rolled steel that has been 
further processed in a third country, including but not limited to 
pickling, oiling, levelling, annealing, tempering, temper rolling, 
skin passing, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting,

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punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not 
otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope if performed in the 
country of manufacture of the hot-rolled 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 unless 
specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or 
specifically excluded from the scope:
     Universal mill plates (i.e., hot-rolled, flat-rolled 
products not in coils that have been rolled on four faces or in a 
closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 
mm, of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm, and without patterns in 
relief);
     Products that have been cold-rolled (cold-reduced) 
after hot-rolling; \3\
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    \3\ For purposes of this scope exclusion, rolling operations 
such as a skin pass, levelling, temper rolling or other minor 
rolling operations after the hot-rolling process for purposes of 
surface finish, flatness, shape control, or gauge control do not 
constitute cold-rolling sufficient to meet this exclusion.
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     Ball bearing steels; \4\
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    \4\ Ball bearing steels are defined as steels which contain, in 
addition to iron, each of the following elements by weight in the 
amount specified: (i) Not less than 0.95 nor more than 1.13 percent 
of carbon; (ii) not less than 0.22 nor more than 0.48 percent of 
manganese; (iii) none, or not more than 0.03 percent of sulfur; (iv) 
none, or not more than 0.03 percent of phosphorus; (v) not less than 
0.18 nor more than 0.37 percent of silicon; (vi) not less than 1.25 
nor more than 1.65 percent of chromium; (vii) none, or not more than 
0.28 percent of nickel; (viii) none, or not more than 0.38 percent 
of copper; and (ix) none, or not more than 0.09 percent of 
molybdenum.
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     Tool steels; \5\ and
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    \5\ Tool steels are defined as steels which contain the 
following combinations of elements in the quantity by weight 
respectively indicated: (i) More than 1.2 percent carbon and more 
than 10.5 percent chromium; or (ii) not less than 0.3 percent carbon 
and 1.25 percent or more but less than 10.5 percent chromium; or 
(iii) not less than 0.85 percent carbon and 1 percent to 1.8 
percent, inclusive, manganese; or (iv) 0.9 percent to 1.2 percent, 
inclusive, chromium and 0.9 percent to 1.4 percent, inclusive, 
molybdenum; or (v) not less than 0.5 percent carbon and not less 
than 3.5 percent molybdenum; or (vi) not less than 0.5 percent 
carbon and not less than 5.5 percent tungsten.
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     Silico-manganese steels; \6\
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    \6\ Silico-manganese steel is defined as steels containing by 
weight: (i) Not more than 0.7 percent of carbon; (ii) 0.5 percent or 
more but not more than 1.9 percent of manganese, and (iii) 0.6 
percent or more but not more than 2.3 percent of silicon.
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    The products subject to the scope are currently classified in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
item numbers: 7208.10.1500, 7208.10.3000, 7208.10.6000, 
7208.25.3000, 7208.25.6000, 7208.26.0030, 7208.26.0060, 
7208.27.0030, 7208.27.0060, 7208.36.0030, 7208.36.0060, 
7208.37.0030, 7208.37.0060, 7208.38.0015, 7208.38.0030, 
7208.38.0090, 7208.39.0015, 7208.39.0030, 7208.39.0090, 
7208.40.6030, 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.54.0000, 
7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0090, 
7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.3000, 7211.19.4500, 
7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7530, 7211.19.7560, 7211.19.7590, 
7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.30.3050, 7225.30.7000, 
7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, 
7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.5000, 
7226.91.7000, and 7226.91.8000. The products subject to the scope 
may also enter under the following HTSUS numbers: 7210.90.9000, 
7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 
7214.91.0015, 7214.91.0060, 7214.91.0090, 7214.99.0060, 
7214.99.0075, 7214.99.0090, 7215.90.5000, 7226.99.0180, and 
7228.60.6000.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) purposes only. The written 
description of the scope is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2019-19195 Filed 9-4-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P