Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 48588-48590 [2019-19922]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 48588 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices merchandise from the scope of these orders if performed in the country of manufacture of the steel racks and parts thereof. Packaging includes packaging the merchandise with or without another product or any other packaging operation that would not remove the merchandise from the scope of these orders if performed in the country of manufacture of the steel racks and parts thereof. Steel racks and parts thereof are included in the scope of these orders whether or not imported attached to, or included with, other parts or accessories such as wire decking, nuts, and bolts. If steel racks and parts thereof are imported attached to, or included with, such non-subject merchandise, only the steel racks and parts thereof are included in the scope. The scope of these orders does not cover: (1) Decks, i.e., shelving that sits on or fits into the horizontal supports to provide the horizontal storage surface of the steel racks; (2) wire shelving units, i.e., units made from wire that incorporate both a wire deck and wire horizontal supports (taking the place of the horizontal beams and braces) into a single piece with tubular collars that slide over the posts and onto plastic sleeves snapped on the posts to create a finished unit; (3) pins, nuts, bolts, washers, and clips used as connecting devices; and (4) non-steel components. Specifically excluded from the scope of these orders are any products covered by Commerce’s existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale from the People’s Republic of China. See Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 63,741 (October 21, 2017); and Boltless Steel Shelving Units Prepackaged for Sale from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 63,745 (October 21, 2017). Also excluded from the scope of these orders are bulk-packed parts or components of boltless steel shelving units that were specifically excluded from the scope of the Boltless Steel Shelving Orders because such bulk-packed parts or components do not contain the steel vertical supports (i.e., uprights and posts) and steel horizontal supports (i.e., beams, braces) packaged together for assembly into a completed boltless steel shelving unit. Such excluded components of boltless steel shelving are defined as: (1) Boltless horizontal supports (beams, braces) that have each of the following characteristics: (a) A length of 95 inches or less, (b) made from steel that has a thickness of 0.068 inches or less, and (c) a weight capacity that does not exceed 2,500 lbs per pair of beams for beams that are 78″ or shorter, a weight capacity that does not exceed 2,200 lbs per pair of beams for beams that are over 78″ long but not longer than 90″, and/or a weight capacity that does not exceed 1,800 lbs per pair of beams for beams that are longer than 90″; (2) shelf supports that mate with the aforementioned horizontal supports; and (3) boltless vertical supports (upright welded frames and posts) that have each of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 the following characteristics: (a) A length of 95 inches or less, (b) with no face that exceeds 2.90 inches wide, and (c) made from steel that has a thickness of 0.065 inches or less. Excluded from the scope of these orders are: (1) Wall-mounted shelving and racks, defined as shelving and racks that suspend all of the load from the wall, and do not stand on, or transfer load to, the floor; (2) ceiling-mounted shelving and racks, defined as shelving and racks that suspend all of the load from the ceiling and do not stand on, or transfer load to, the floor; and (3) wall/ ceiling mounted shelving and racks, defined as shelving and racks that suspend the load from the ceiling and the wall and do not stand on, or transfer load to, the floor. The addition of a wall or ceiling bracket or other device to attach otherwise subject merchandise to a wall or ceiling does not meet the terms of this exclusion. Also excluded from the scope of these orders is scaffolding that complies with ANSI/ASSE A10.8—2011—Scaffolding Safety Requirements, CAN/CSA S269.2–M87 (Reaffirmed 2003)—Access Scaffolding for Construction Purposes, and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations at 29 CFR part 1926 subpart L—Scaffolds. Also excluded from the scope of these orders are tubular racks such as garment racks and drying racks, i.e., racks in which the load bearing vertical and horizontal steel members consist solely of: (1) Round tubes that are no more than two inches in diameter; (2) round rods that are no more than two inches in diameter; (3) other tubular shapes that have both an overall height of no more than two inches and an overall width of no more than two inches; and/or (4) wire. Also excluded from the scope of these orders are portable tier racks. Portable tier racks must meet each of the following criteria to qualify for this exclusion: (1) They are freestanding, portable assemblies with a fully welded base and four freely inserted and easily removable corner posts; (2) They are assembled without the use of bolts, braces, anchors, brackets, clips, attachments, or connectors; (3) One assembly may be stacked on top of another without applying any additional load to the product being stored on each assembly, but individual portable tier racks are not securely attached to one another to provide interaction or interdependence; and (4) The assemblies have no mechanism (e.g., a welded foot plate with bolt holes) for anchoring the assembly to the ground. Also excluded from the scope of these orders are accessories that are independently bolted to the floor and not attached to the rack system itself, i.e., column protectors, corner guards, bollards, and end row and end of aisle protectors. Merchandise covered by these orders is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under the following subheadings: 7326.90.8688, 9403.20.0081 and 9403.90.8041. Subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 7308.90.3000, 7308.90.6000, 7308.90.9590, and 9403.20.0090. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive.12 [FR Doc. 2019–19949 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–829] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that exporters of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) March 7, 2017 through June 30, 2018. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace and Thomas Dunne, 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) 482–6251 and (202) 482–2328, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on rebar from Turkey in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On September 10, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the Order covering six companies.2 On October 30, 2018, Commerce selected Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas) and Kaptan Demir Celik Endu¨strisi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan Demir) as the mandatory respondents 12 See Memorandum, ‘‘Steel Racks from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–088, C–570– 089),’’ dated August 8, 2019. CBP notified Commerce that HTSUS number 9403.20.0080 was replaced with 9403.20.0081. 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey and Japan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination for the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 32532 (July 14, 2017) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018). E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices for this review.3 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, 2019.4 On April 9, 2019 and August 7, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary results of this review.5 The revised deadline for the preliminary results is September 6, 2019. Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order is steel concrete reinforcing bar from Turkey. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751 of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying the preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Respondent Selection for the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated October 30, 2018. 4 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. 5 See Memoranda, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey—1st Administrative Review: Extension of Deadline for the Preliminary Results of the Review,’’ and ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Second Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review—2017–2018,’’ dated April 9, 2019 and August 7, 2019, respectively. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey; 2017–2018’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 48589 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. appropriate entries covered by this review. For any individually examined respondents whose weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), we will calculate Preliminary Results of This Review importer-specific ad valorem duty As a result of this review, we assessment rates based on the ratio of calculated a preliminary weightedthe total amount of dumping calculated average dumping margin of 0.91 percent for the importer’s examined sales to the for Kaptan Demir and 1.57 for Icdas for total entered value of those same sales the POR. Commerce calculated the rate in accordance with 19 CFR for the companies not selected for 351.212(b)(1).8 We will instruct CBP to individual examination using a assess antidumping duties on all weighted-average of the estimated appropriate entries covered by this weighted-average dumping margins review when the importer-specific calculated for Icdas and Kaptan Demir assessment rate calculated in the final and each company’s publicly-ranged results of this review is not zero or de values for the merchandise under minimis. If either individually-selected consideration.7 We preliminarily respondents’ weighted-average dumping determine that the following weightedmargin is zero or de minimis, we will average dumping margins exist for the instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate period of March 7, 2017 through June entries without regard to antidumping 30, 2018: duties. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of Estimated antidumping duties on entries of weightedmerchandise covered by this review average Exporter/producer where applicable. dumping In accordance with Commerce’s margin (percent) ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for entries of subject merchandise during Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve the POR produced by Kaptan Demir and Ulasim Sanayi A.S .................. 1.57 Icdas for which each company did not Kaptan Demir Celik Endu¨strisi ve Ticaret A.S .............................. 0.91 know that the merchandise was Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S .......... * 1.41 destined for the United States, we will Colakoglu Metalurji A.S .............. * 1.41 instruct CBP to liquidate those entries at Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar the all-others rate if there is no rate for Istihsal Endustrisi A.S ............. * 1.41 the intermediate company(ies) involved Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret ve in the transaction. We intend to issue Nakliyat A.S ............................ * 1.41 instructions to CBP 15 days after the * This rate is the weighted-average of the publication date of the final results of estimated weighted-average dumping margins this review. for Icdas and Kaptan Demir, using each company’s publicly-ranged values for the merchandise under consideration. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all 7 With two respondents under examination, Commerce normally calculates (A) a weightedaverage of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents; (B) a simple average of the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents; and (C) a weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents using each company’s publicly-ranged U.S. sale quantities for the merchandise under consideration. Commerce then compares (B) and (C) to (A) and selects the rate closest to (A) as the most appropriate rate for producers and exporters not subject to individual examination. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final Results of ChangedCircumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010). For a complete analysis of the data, see the Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination Calculation Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective 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 the companies under review will be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if the ad valorem rate is de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not covered in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the companyspecific rate published for the most recently-completed segment of this 8 In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation methodology adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 48590 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES proceeding in which the company was reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original 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 subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.26 percent, the all-others rate established in the investigation.9 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties will have the opportunity to comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments at a date to be determined in a memorandum following the issuance of the preliminary results. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.10 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review 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. Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; (3) whether any participant is a foreign national; and (4) 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.11 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 9 See Order, 82 FR at 32533. 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 10 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.12 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties The preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: September 6, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination V. Comparisons to Normal Value VI. Date of Sale VII. Export Price VIII. Normal Value IX. Currency Conversion X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–19922 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Announcement of November 2019 Through April 2020 International Trade Administration Trade Missions International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: 12 See PO 00000 19 CFR 351.310(c). Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is announcing five upcoming trade missions that will be recruited, organized, and implemented by ITA. These missions are: • Additive Manufacturing Trade Mission to Europe—November 17–22, 2019. • Envirotech Executive Service Mission to India—February 9–15, 2020. • Asia EDGE Trade Mission to Southeast Asia—March 16–20, 2020. • Trade Winds Indo Pacific Hong Kong & Indo Pacific Region—April 20– 28, 2020. A summary of each mission is found below. Application information and more detailed mission information, including the commercial setting and sector information, can be found at the trade mission website: http://export.gov/ trademissions. For each mission, recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the Commerce Department trade mission calendar (http://export.gov/ trademissions) and other internet websites, press releases to general and trade media, direct mail, broadcast fax, notices by industry trade associations and other multiplier groups, and publicity at industry meetings, symposia, conferences, and trade shows. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gemal Brangman, Trade Promotion Programs, Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230, telephone (202) 482–3773. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following conditions for participation will be used for each mission: Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation. If the Department of Commerce receives an incomplete application, the Department may either: reject the application, request additional information/clarification, or take the lack of information into account when evaluating the application. If the requisite minimum number of participants is not selected for a particular mission by the recruitment deadline, the mission may be cancelled. Each applicant must also certify that the products and services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the United States, or, if not, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-489-829]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-
2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
exporters of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic 
of Turkey (Turkey) sold subject merchandise in the United States at 
prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) March 7, 
2017 through June 30, 2018. We invite all interested parties to comment 
on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable September 16, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace and Thomas Dunne, 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) 482-6251 and (202) 
482-2328, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on rebar from Turkey in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) 
of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On September 10, 2018, 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an 
administrative review of the Order covering six companies.\2\ On 
October 30, 2018, Commerce selected Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve 
Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas) and Kaptan Demir Celik End[uuml]strisi ve 
Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan Demir) as the mandatory respondents

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for this review.\3\ 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.\4\ On April 9, 2019 and August 7, 2019, Commerce postponed the 
preliminary results of this review.\5\ The revised deadline for the 
preliminary results is September 6, 2019.
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    \1\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of 
Turkey and Japan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty 
Determination for the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty 
Orders, 82 FR 32532 (July 14, 2017) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 45596 (September 10, 2018).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Respondent Selection for the Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review of Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from 
the Republic of Turkey,'' dated October 30, 2018.
    \4\ 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.
    \5\ See Memoranda, ``Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the 
Republic of Turkey--1st Administrative Review: Extension of Deadline 
for the Preliminary Results of the Review,'' and ``Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Second Extension of 
Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review--2017-2018,'' dated April 9, 2019 and August 7, 2019, 
respectively.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the Order is steel concrete reinforcing bar 
from Turkey. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey; 2017-2018'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751 
of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 
of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 
of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying the 
preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of 
topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as 
an appendix to this notice.
    The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, 
and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of This Review

    As a result of this review, we calculated a preliminary weighted-
average dumping margin of 0.91 percent for Kaptan Demir and 1.57 for 
Icdas for the POR. Commerce calculated the rate for the companies not 
selected for individual examination using a weighted-average of the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated for Icdas and 
Kaptan Demir and each company's publicly-ranged values for the 
merchandise under consideration.\7\ We preliminarily determine that the 
following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period of 
March 7, 2017 through June 30, 2018:
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    \7\ With two respondents under examination, Commerce normally 
calculates (A) a weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins calculated for the examined respondents; (B) a 
simple average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins 
calculated for the examined respondents; and (C) a weighted-average 
of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins calculated for the 
examined respondents using each company's publicly-ranged U.S. sale 
quantities for the merchandise under consideration. Commerce then 
compares (B) and (C) to (A) and selects the rate closest to (A) as 
the most appropriate rate for producers and exporters not subject to 
individual examination. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from 
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: 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). For a complete analysis of the 
data, see the Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination 
Calculation Memorandum.

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                                                               Estimated
                                                               weighted-
                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S.............        1.57
Kaptan Demir Celik End[uuml]strisi ve Ticaret A.S...........        0.91
Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S...................................      * 1.41
Colakoglu Metalurji A.S.....................................      * 1.41
Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S.........      * 1.41
Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret ve Nakliyat A.S....................      * 1.41
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* This rate is the weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average
  dumping margins for Icdas and Kaptan Demir, using each company's
  publicly-ranged values for the merchandise under consideration.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. For any 
individually examined respondents whose weighted-average dumping margin 
is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), we will calculate importer-
specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the 
total amount of dumping calculated for the importer's examined sales to 
the total entered value of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1).\8\ We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on 
all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-
specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review 
is not zero or de minimis. If either individually-selected respondents' 
weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, we will instruct 
CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by 
this review where applicable.
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    \8\ In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the 
assessment rate calculation methodology adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
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    In accordance with Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' practice, 
for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Kaptan 
Demir and Icdas for which each company did not know that the 
merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate those entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for 
the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to 
issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the 
final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective 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 the companies 
under review will be the rate established in the final results of this 
review (except, if the ad valorem rate is de minimis, then the cash 
deposit rate will be zero); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated 
companies not covered in this review, the cash deposit rate will 
continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most 
recently-completed segment of this

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proceeding in which the company was reviewed; (3) if the exporter is 
not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original 
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 subject merchandise; and (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to 
be 7.26 percent, the all-others rate established in the 
investigation.\9\
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    \9\ See Order, 82 FR at 32533.
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    These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties will have the opportunity to 
comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or 
written comments at a date to be determined in a memorandum following 
the issuance of the preliminary results. Rebuttal briefs, limited to 
issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days 
after the deadline date for case briefs.\10\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal 
briefs in this review 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. Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully 
in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: 
(1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; (3) whether any participant is a foreign national; and 
(4) 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.\11\ 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 time and date 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).
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    Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final 
results of this administrative review, which will include the results 
of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of 
publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary 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 POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    The preliminary results of review are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: September 6, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination
V. Comparisons to Normal Value
VI. Date of Sale
VII. Export Price
VIII. Normal Value
IX. Currency Conversion
X. Recommendation

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