Certain Steel Nails From Malaysia: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 47933-47935 [2019-19655]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Notices The briefing will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PT. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ADDRESSES: Los Angeles Public Library, Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. [A–557–816] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Certain Steel Nails From Malaysia: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 DATES: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (213) 894–3437. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may be faxed to the Commission at (213) 894–0508, or emailed Ana Victoria Fortes at afortes@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (213) 894– 3437. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meetings at https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACA PublicViewCommitteeDetails?id=a10t 0000001gzkUAAQ. Please click on the ‘‘Committee Meetings’’ tab. Records generated from these meetings may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meetings. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES I. Welcome II. Panel Presentations III. AM Open Comment Session IV. Panel Presentations V. PM Open Comment Session VI. Adjournment Dated: September 5, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–19585 Filed 9–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Sep 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails from Malaysia are being sold in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review. The period of review is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman or Preston Cox, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3931 or (202) 482–5041, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background These preliminary results of review are made in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On September 10, 2018, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the administrative review.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, moving the deadline to May 13, 2019.2 On May 9, 2019, we extended the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of the review to no later than August 27, 2019.3 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of the review, see 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary 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, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from Malaysia: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018,’’ dated May 9, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47933 the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II 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 https://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, located in room B8094 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 the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The products covered by the scope of the order are certain steel nails from Malaysia. For a complete description of the scope, see Appendix I of this notice. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review In the Initiation Notice, we initiated a review of nine companies.5 Subsequently, the petitioner, Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc., withdrew its request for review of five of these companies. No other parties had requested a review of these companies. Thus, in response to the petitioner’s timely filed withdrawal request and pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding the administrative review of the following companies: Astrotech Steels Private Limited, Caribbean International Co. Ltd., Chia Pao Metal Co., Ltd., Jinhai Hardware Co. Ltd., and Tag Fasteners Sdn. Bhd. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying the 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Steel Nails from Malaysia; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 5 These nine companies included Inmax Sdn. Bhd. and Inmax Industries Sdn. Bhd. (collectively, Inmax) and Region International Co. Ltd. and Region System Sdn. Bhd. (collectively, Region). Commerce has preliminarily determined to collapse the Inmax companies and treat them as a single entity for purposes of this review. Likewise, it has preliminarily determined to collapse the Region companies and treat them as a single entity. For a discussion of the collapsing criteria, see the company-specific analysis memorandum, dated concurrently with this notice. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 47934 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Notices preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review We preliminarily determine that, for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, the following weighted-average dumping margins exist: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Producer/exporter Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and 3.47 Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.13 The Disclosure and Public Comment final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping Commerce will disclose to parties to duties on entries of merchandise the proceeding any calculations covered by the final results of this performed in connection with these preliminary results of review within five review and for future deposits of days after the date of publication of this estimated duties, where applicable.14 We intend to issue instructions to CBP notice.6 Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than seven days after 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. the date on which the last verification report is issued in this administrative Cash Deposit Requirements review.7 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be The following cash deposit filed no later than five days after the requirements will be effective upon deadline for filing case briefs.8 Parties publication of the final results of this who submit case or rebuttal briefs in administrative review for all shipments this proceeding are encouraged to of the subject merchandise entered, or submit with each argument: (1) A withdrawn from warehouse, for statement of the issue; (2) a brief consumption on or after the publication summary of the argument; and (3) a date of the final results of this table of authorities.9 Case and rebuttal administrative review, as provided by briefs should be filed using ACCESS.10 section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The Interested parties who wish to request cash deposit rate for Inmax and Region a hearing must submit a written request listed above will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for previously days of the date of publication of this reviewed or investigated companies not 11 notice. Requests should contain: (1) listed above, the cash deposit rate will The party’s name, address and continue to be the company-specific rate telephone number; (2) the number of published for the most recently participants; and (3) a list of issues completed segment of this proceeding in parties intend to discuss. Issues raised which they were reviewed; (3) if the in the hearing will be limited to those exporter is not a firm covered in this raised in the respective case and review, a prior review, or in the rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing investigation but the producer is, the is made, Commerce intends to hold the cash deposit rate will be the rate hearing at the U.S. Department of established for the most recently Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue completed segment of this proceeding NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a date for the producer of the merchandise; 12 and time to be determined. Parties and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other should confirm by telephone the date, producers or exporters will continue to be the all-others rate of 2.66 percent. 6 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). These cash deposit requirements, when 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). imposed, shall remain in effect until 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). further notice. 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). Inmax Sdn. Bhd. and Inmax Industries Sdn. Bhd ................... Region International Co. Ltd. and Region System Sdn. Bhd. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Unless extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 19 CFR 351.303. 19 CFR 351.310(c). 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 0.00 10 See 11 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Sep 10, 2019 13 See 14 See Jkt 247001 PO 00000 19 CFR 351.212(b). section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and sections 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1) and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: September 5, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the antidumping duty order is certain steel nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches.15 Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, nails made from round wire and nails that are cut from flat-rolled steel. Certain steel nails may be of one piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces. Certain steel nails may be produced from any type of steel, and may have any type of surface finish, head type, shank, point type and shaft diameter. Finishes include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, including but not limited to electroplating or hot dipping one or more times), phosphate, cement, and paint. Certain steel nails may have one or more surface finishes. Head styles include, but are not limited to, flat, projection, cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, countersunk, and sinker. Shank styles include, but are not limited to, smooth, barbed, screw threaded, ring shank and fluted. Screw-threaded nails subject to this proceeding are driven using direct force and not by turning the nail using a tool that engages with the head. Point styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, needle, chisel and blunt or no point. Certain steel nails may be sold in bulk, or they may be collated in any manner using any material. Excluded from the scope of this order are certain steel nails packaged in combination with one or more non-subject articles, if the total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of size, is less than 25. If packaged in combination with one or more non-subject articles, certain steel nails remain subject merchandise if the total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of size, is equal to or greater than 25, unless otherwise 15 The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all other certain steel nails shall be measured overall. E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 11, 2019 / Notices excluded based on the other exclusions below. Also excluded from the scope are certain steel nails with a nominal shaft length of one inch or less that are (a) a component of an unassembled article, (b) the total number of nails is sixty (60) or less, and (c) the imported unassembled article falls into one of the following eight groupings: (1) Builders; joinery and carpentry of wood that are classifiable as windows, French-windows and their frames; (2) builders; joinery and carpentry of wood that are classifiable as doors and their frames and thresholds; (3) swivel seats with variable height adjustment; (4) seats that are convertible into beds (with the exception of those classifiable as garden seats or camping equipment); (5) seats of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials; (6) other seats with wooden frames (with the exception of seats of a kind used for aircraft or motor vehicles); (7) furniture (other than seats) of wood (with the exception of (i) medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture; and (ii) barbers; chairs and similar chairs, having rotating as well as both reclining and elevating movements); or (8) furniture (other than seats) of materials other than wood, metal, or plastics (e.g., furniture of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials). The aforementioned imported unassembled articles are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4418.10, 4418.20, 9401.30, 9401.40, 9401.51, 9401.59, 9401.61, 9401.69, 9403.30, 9403.40, 9403.50, 9403.60, 9403.81 or 9403.89. Also excluded from the scope of this order are steel nails that meet the specifications of Type I, Style 20 nails as identified in Tables 29 through 33 of ASTM Standard F1667 (2013 revision). Also excluded from the scope of this order are nails suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, whether or not threaded, which are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.20.00 and 7317.00.30.00. Also excluded from the scope of this order are nails having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 on the Rockwell Hardness C scale (HRC), a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for use in gasactuated hand tools. Also excluded from the scope of this order are corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made up of a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this order are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS subheading 7317.00.10.00. Certain steel nails subject to this order are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 7317.00.75.00. Certain steel nails subject to this order also may be classified under HTSUS subheadings VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Sep 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 7907.00.60.00, 7806.00.80.00, 7318.29.00.00, 8206.00.00.00 or other HTSUS subheadings. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review 5. Discussion of the Methodology 6. Currency Conversion 7. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-557-816]


Certain Steel Nails From Malaysia: Preliminary Results and 
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that certain steel nails from Malaysia are being sold in the United 
States at less than normal value during the period of review. The 
period of review is July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable September 11, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman or Preston Cox, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3931 or (202) 482-5041, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    These preliminary results of review are made in accordance with 
section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On 
September 10, 2018, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the 
administrative review.\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, moving the deadline to May 13, 2019.\2\ On May 9, 2019, we 
extended the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of 
the review to no later than August 27, 2019.\3\ For a complete 
description of the events that followed the initiation of the review, 
see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \2\ See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary 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, ``Certain Steel Nails from Malaysia: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017-2018,'' dated May 9, 2019.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review: Certain Steel Nails from Malaysia; 2017-2018,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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    A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included as Appendix II 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 https://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, located in room B8094 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 the electronic versions of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the scope of the order are certain steel 
nails from Malaysia. For a complete description of the scope, see 
Appendix I of this notice.

Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    In the Initiation Notice, we initiated a review of nine 
companies.\5\ Subsequently, the petitioner, Mid Continent Steel & Wire, 
Inc., withdrew its request for review of five of these companies. No 
other parties had requested a review of these companies. Thus, in 
response to the petitioner's timely filed withdrawal request and 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding the administrative 
review of the following companies: Astrotech Steels Private Limited, 
Caribbean International Co. Ltd., Chia Pao Metal Co., Ltd., Jinhai 
Hardware Co. Ltd., and Tag Fasteners Sdn. Bhd.
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    \5\ These nine companies included Inmax Sdn. Bhd. and Inmax 
Industries Sdn. Bhd. (collectively, Inmax) and Region International 
Co. Ltd. and Region System Sdn. Bhd. (collectively, Region). 
Commerce has preliminarily determined to collapse the Inmax 
companies and treat them as a single entity for purposes of this 
review. Likewise, it has preliminarily determined to collapse the 
Region companies and treat them as a single entity. For a discussion 
of the collapsing criteria, see the company-specific analysis 
memorandum, dated concurrently with this notice.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology 
underlying the

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preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    We preliminarily determine that, for the period July 1, 2017 
through June 30, 2018, the following weighted-average dumping margins 
exist:

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Inmax Sdn. Bhd. and Inmax Industries Sdn. Bhd...............        0.00
Region International Co. Ltd. and Region System Sdn. Bhd....        3.47
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce will disclose to parties to the proceeding any 
calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results of 
review within five days after the date of publication of this 
notice.\6\ Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 
seven days after the date on which the last verification report is 
issued in this administrative review.\7\ Rebuttal briefs, limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than five days 
after the deadline for filing case briefs.\8\ Parties who submit case 
or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with 
each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\9\ Case and rebuttal briefs 
should be filed using ACCESS.\10\
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance within 30 days of the date of publication of this 
notice.\11\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be 
limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If 
a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing 
at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230, at a date and time to be determined.\12\ Parties 
should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing 
two days before the scheduled date.
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Unless extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of 
this administrative review, which will include the results of our 
analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of 
publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review.\13\ 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.\14\ We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 
days after the publication date of the final results of this review.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
    \14\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this administrative review 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 Inmax and Region 
listed above will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin 
established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for 
previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the 
cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in 
which they were reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in 
this review, a prior review, or in the investigation but the producer 
is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most 
recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be the all-others rate of 2.66 percent. 
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and sections 19 CFR 
351.213(h)(1) and 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: September 5, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the antidumping duty order is certain 
steel nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 
inches.\15\ Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, 
nails made from round wire and nails that are cut from flat-rolled 
steel. Certain steel nails may be of one piece construction or 
constructed of two or more pieces. Certain steel nails may be 
produced from any type of steel, and may have any type of surface 
finish, head type, shank, point type and shaft diameter. Finishes 
include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, 
including but not limited to electroplating or hot dipping one or 
more times), phosphate, cement, and paint. Certain steel nails may 
have one or more surface finishes. Head styles include, but are not 
limited to, flat, projection, cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, 
countersunk, and sinker. Shank styles include, but are not limited 
to, smooth, barbed, screw threaded, ring shank and fluted. Screw-
threaded nails subject to this proceeding are driven using direct 
force and not by turning the nail using a tool that engages with the 
head. Point styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, needle, 
chisel and blunt or no point. Certain steel nails may be sold in 
bulk, or they may be collated in any manner using any material.
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    \15\ The shaft length of certain steel nails with flat heads or 
parallel shoulders under the head shall be measured from under the 
head or shoulder to the tip of the point. The shaft length of all 
other certain steel nails shall be measured overall.
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    Excluded from the scope of this order are certain steel nails 
packaged in combination with one or more non-subject articles, if 
the total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of 
size, is less than 25. If packaged in combination with one or more 
non-subject articles, certain steel nails remain subject merchandise 
if the total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless 
of size, is equal to or greater than 25, unless otherwise

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excluded based on the other exclusions below.
    Also excluded from the scope are certain steel nails with a 
nominal shaft length of one inch or less that are (a) a component of 
an unassembled article, (b) the total number of nails is sixty (60) 
or less, and (c) the imported unassembled article falls into one of 
the following eight groupings: (1) Builders; joinery and carpentry 
of wood that are classifiable as windows, French-windows and their 
frames; (2) builders; joinery and carpentry of wood that are 
classifiable as doors and their frames and thresholds; (3) swivel 
seats with variable height adjustment; (4) seats that are 
convertible into beds (with the exception of those classifiable as 
garden seats or camping equipment); (5) seats of cane, osier, bamboo 
or similar materials; (6) other seats with wooden frames (with the 
exception of seats of a kind used for aircraft or motor vehicles); 
(7) furniture (other than seats) of wood (with the exception of (i) 
medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture; and (ii) barbers; 
chairs and similar chairs, having rotating as well as both reclining 
and elevating movements); or (8) furniture (other than seats) of 
materials other than wood, metal, or plastics (e.g., furniture of 
cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials). The aforementioned 
imported unassembled articles are currently classified under the 
following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
subheadings: 4418.10, 4418.20, 9401.30, 9401.40, 9401.51, 9401.59, 
9401.61, 9401.69, 9403.30, 9403.40, 9403.50, 9403.60, 9403.81 or 
9403.89.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are steel nails that 
meet the specifications of Type I, Style 20 nails as identified in 
Tables 29 through 33 of ASTM Standard F1667 (2013 revision).
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are nails suitable 
for use in powder-actuated hand tools, whether or not threaded, 
which are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.20.00 
and 7317.00.30.00.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are nails having a 
case hardness greater than or equal to 50 on the Rockwell Hardness C 
scale (HRC), a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, 
a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a 
centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for use in 
gas-actuated hand tools.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are corrugated nails. 
A corrugated nail is made up of a small strip of corrugated steel 
with sharp points on one side.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are thumb tacks, 
which are currently classified under HTSUS subheading 7317.00.10.00.
    Certain steel nails subject to this order are currently 
classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.55.02, 7317.00.55.03, 
7317.00.55.05, 7317.00.55.07, 7317.00.55.08, 7317.00.55.11, 
7317.00.55.18, 7317.00.55.19, 7317.00.55.20, 7317.00.55.30, 
7317.00.55.40, 7317.00.55.50, 7317.00.55.60, 7317.00.55.70, 
7317.00.55.80, 7317.00.55.90, 7317.00.65.30, 7317.00.65.60 and 
7317.00.75.00. Certain steel nails subject to this order also may be 
classified under HTSUS subheadings 7907.00.60.00, 7806.00.80.00, 
7318.29.00.00, 8206.00.00.00 or other HTSUS subheadings.
    While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order 
is dispositive.

Appendix II

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

1. Summary
2. Background
3. Scope of the Order
4. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review
5. Discussion of the Methodology
6. Currency Conversion
7. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2019-19655 Filed 9-10-19; 8:45 am]
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