Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-2018, 48907-48909 [2019-20085]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / Notices Comments should be sent to the address in the preamble. Dated: September 4, 2019. Simon Y. Liu, Associate Administrator, ARS. [FR Doc. 2019–20094 Filed 9–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Commerce. Title: Quarterly Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad—Transactions of U.S. Reporter with Foreign Affiliate. OMB Control Number: 0608–0004. Form Number: BE–577. Type of Request: Regular submission. 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Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202)395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–20021 Filed 9–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–805] Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, 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) 482–6312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 29, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of the initiation of the administrative review of the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48907 antidumping duty (AD) order 1 on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico for 37 companies.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s AD 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 on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this notice. On May 7, 2019, all requests for administrative review were timely withdrawn with regard to 34 companies (listed in Appendix II to this notice), leaving only Conduit, S.A. de C.V. (Conduit), Mueller Comercial de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Mueller), and RYMCO subject to the administrative review.4 On June 28, 2019, we received a timely filed certification of no shipments of subject merchandise from Mueller.5 On July 8, 2019, we received a timely filed certification of no shipments of subject 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Venezuela and Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 2159 (February 6, 2019) (Initiation Notice); see also Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 9297 (March 14, 2019) (containing a correction to the listing of the names in the Initiation Notice). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Petitioner’s, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded NonAlloy Steel Pipes and Tubes from Mexico: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated May 7, 2019; see also Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated May 7, 2019. 5 See Mueller’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Mueller Certification of No Shipments,’’ dated June 28, 2019 (Mueller Statement of No Shipments). E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 48908 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / Notices merchandise from Conduit and RYMCO in lieu of a questionnaire response.6 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, 2019.7 The revised deadline for the preliminary results is September 11, 2019. Scope of the Order The merchandise under review is circular welded non-alloy steel pipes and tubes. The merchandise covered by the Order and subject to this review is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, and 7306.30.50.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary results of review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Prior to the issuance of the questionnaire, Conduit reported that it made no sales of subject merchandise during the POR.8 On May 8, 2019, we placed the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port inquiry instructions on the record that we sent to CBP regarding each company that submitted a statement of no shipments. We received no information from CBP contrary to the statements of no jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 6 See Conduit/RYMCO’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Conduit/RYMCO Response to Department Questionnaire—Statement of No Sales of Subject Merchandise,’’ dated July 8, 2019 (Conduit/RYMCO Statement of No Shipments). 7 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. 8 See Conduit’s Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded NonAlloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Response to Comments on Notice of No Sales and Confirmation of No Sales, dated April 19, 2019. This statement included RYMCO. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Sep 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 shipments from the companies contained in the attachments to the CBP Information Memorandum.9 On July 8, 2019, we received a certification of no shipments of subject merchandise from Conduit and RYMCO which contained documentation supporting their contentions that they had no prior knowledge of subject merchandise exported to the United States during the POR, and that the products listed in the CBP data were not subject merchandise in any case.10 Based on this evidence, we preliminarily determine that Conduit and RYMCO made no shipments of subject merchandise into the United States during the POR. As stated above, we received a certification of no shipments of subject merchandise from Mueller which contained documentation in support of its contention that it had no prior knowledge of the entry of products it had sold into the United States.11 Based on this evidence, we preliminarily determine that Mueller made no shipments of subject merchandise into the United States during the POR. Therefore, based on the claims of no shipments by Mueller, and because the record currently contains no information to the contrary, we preliminarily determine that Conduit had no shipments of subject merchandise, and therefore no reviewable transactions, during the POR. Consistent with our practice, we are not rescinding this review with respect to Conduit, RYMCO and Mueller, but we intend to complete the review of Conduit, RYMCO and Mueller and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review. For a complete analysis of this statement of no shipments, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.12 Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part 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 within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, all requests for administrative review were timely withdrawn for certain 9 The port inquiries were for: Conduit, ITISA, Lamina y Placa, Mach 1 Aero, Mach 1 Global, Regiopytsa, Tubacero, and TUMEX. 10 See Conduit/RYMCO Statement of No Shipments. 11 See Mueller Statement of No Shipments. 12 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum, at 6– 8. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to 34 of the 37 companies named in the Initiation Notice.13 See Appendix II for a list of these companies. Disclosure and Public Comment No calculations were performed for these preliminary results. Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.14 Rebuttal briefs may be filed no later than five days after case briefs are due and may respond only to arguments raised in the case briefs.15 Parties who submit case briefs 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.16 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 Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.17 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. 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 of review, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Upon issuing the final results, Commerce will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.18 In the case of changes in the methodology used in the final results from those in these preliminary results, if the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of 13 See Initiation Notice, 84 FR at 2160–2161. 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii). 15 See 19 CFR 351.309(d). 16 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 17 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 18 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 14 See E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 17, 2019 / Notices this review, we intend to calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).19 If the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.20 The final results of this administrative review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise under review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable. In the case of no change in the methodology used in the final results from these preliminary results, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Conduit, Mueller, or RYMCO for which that producer did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements for estimated antidumping duties will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this review for all shipments of certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Conduit, Mueller, and RYMCO, subject to this review, will be the rate established in the final results of the review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (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 recent period for the producer of the 19 In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). 20 Id., 77 FR at 8102. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Sep 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 36.62 percent,21 the allothers rate established in the less-thanfair-value investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 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 Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: September 11, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Analysis V. Conclusion Appendix II Companies for Which This Administrative Review Is Being Rescinded 1. Abastecedora y Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V. 2. ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Monterrey, S.A. de C.V. 3. Arceros El Aguila y 4. Arco Metal, S.A. de C.V. 5. Burner Systems International De Mexico, 21 See PO 00000 Order. Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48909 S.A. de C.V. 6. fischer Mexicana Stainless Steel Tubing S.A. de C.V. 7. fischer Tubtech S.A. de C.V. 8. Fabricaciones Industriales Tumex, S.A. de C. V. 9. Forza Steel, S.A. de C.V. 10. Galvak, S.A. de C.V. 11. Impulsora Tlaxcalteca de Industrias, S.A. de C.V. 12. Industrias Monterrey S.A. de C.V. 13. La Metalica, S.A. de C.V 14. Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V. 15. Mach 1 Aero Servicios, S. de R.L. de C.V. 16. Mach 1 Global Services, Inc. 17. Maquilacero, S.A. de C.V. 18. Nacional de Acero, S.A. de C.V. 19. Nova Tube and Coil de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. 20. Perfiles y Herrajes LM, S.A. de C.V. 21. Precitubo S.A. de C.V. 22. Productos Especializados de Acero, S.A. de C.V. 23. Productos Laminados de Monterrey, S.A. de C.V. 24. PYTCO, S.A. de C.V. 25. Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V. 26. Servicios Swecomex, S.A. de C.V. 27. Talleres Acerorey, S.A. de C.V. 28. Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V. 29. Tubac, S.A. de C.V. 30. Tubacero S. de R.L. de C.V. 31. Tuberia Laguna, S.A. de C.V. 32. Tuberias Procarsa, S.A. de C.V. 33. Tubesa, S.A. de C.V. 34. Tubos Omega [FR Doc. 2019–20085 Filed 9–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–053, A–570–073, C–570–054, C–570– 074] Certain Aluminum Foil and Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) and preliminarily determines that Shanghai Huafon Aluminium Corporation (Shanghai Huafon) is the successor-ininterest to Huafon Nikkei Aluminium Corporation (Huafon Nikkei) and, accordingly, that Shanghai Huafon should be assigned the cash deposit rates established for Huafon Nikkei for purposes of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) and common alloy aluminum sheet AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-805]


Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-2018

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular 
welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is 
November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. We invite interested parties 
to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable September 17, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, 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) 482-6312.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 29, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of the initiation of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty (AD) order \1\ on certain circular welded non-alloy 
steel pipe from Mexico for 37 companies.\2\ For a complete description 
of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative 
review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 
via Enforcement and Compliance's AD 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 on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content. A list of topics included in the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this 
notice.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Circular 
Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea 
(Korea), Mexico, and Venezuela and Amendment to Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Welded Non-Alloy Steel 
Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 2159 (February 6, 2019) (Initiation 
Notice); see also Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 9297 (March 14, 2019) (containing a 
correction to the listing of the names in the Initiation Notice).
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Circular 
Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: 2017-2018,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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    On May 7, 2019, all requests for administrative review were timely 
withdrawn with regard to 34 companies (listed in Appendix II to this 
notice), leaving only Conduit, S.A. de C.V. (Conduit), Mueller 
Comercial de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V. (Mueller), and RYMCO subject to 
the administrative review.\4\ On June 28, 2019, we received a timely 
filed certification of no shipments of subject merchandise from 
Mueller.\5\ On July 8, 2019, we received a timely filed certification 
of no shipments of subject

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merchandise from Conduit and RYMCO in lieu of a questionnaire 
response.\6\
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    \4\ See Petitioner's, ``Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel 
Pipes and Tubes from Mexico: Partial Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated May 7, 2019; see also Domestic 
Interested Parties' Letter, ``Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy 
Steel Pipe from Mexico: Partial Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review,'' dated May 7, 2019.
    \5\ See Mueller's Letter, ``Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy 
Steel Pipe from Mexico: Mueller Certification of No Shipments,'' 
dated June 28, 2019 (Mueller Statement of No Shipments).
    \6\ See Conduit/RYMCO's Letter, ``Certain Circular Welded Non-
Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Conduit/RYMCO Response to Department 
Questionnaire--Statement of No Sales of Subject Merchandise,'' dated 
July 8, 2019 (Conduit/RYMCO Statement of No Shipments).
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    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.\7\ The revised 
deadline for the preliminary results is September 11, 2019.
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    \7\ 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.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise under review is circular welded non-alloy steel 
pipes and tubes. The merchandise covered by the Order and subject to 
this review is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7306.30.10.00, 
7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 
7306.30.50.85, and 7306.30.50.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description 
of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive. A full description of 
the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our preliminary results 
of review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Prior to the issuance of the questionnaire, Conduit reported that 
it made no sales of subject merchandise during the POR.\8\ On May 8, 
2019, we placed the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port 
inquiry instructions on the record that we sent to CBP regarding each 
company that submitted a statement of no shipments. We received no 
information from CBP contrary to the statements of no shipments from 
the companies contained in the attachments to the CBP Information 
Memorandum.\9\
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    \8\ See Conduit's Letter, ``Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe 
from Mexico: Response to Comments on Notice of No Sales and 
Confirmation of No Sales, dated April 19, 2019. This statement 
included RYMCO.
    \9\ The port inquiries were for: Conduit, ITISA, Lamina y Placa, 
Mach 1 Aero, Mach 1 Global, Regiopytsa, Tubacero, and TUMEX.
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    On July 8, 2019, we received a certification of no shipments of 
subject merchandise from Conduit and RYMCO which contained 
documentation supporting their contentions that they had no prior 
knowledge of subject merchandise exported to the United States during 
the POR, and that the products listed in the CBP data were not subject 
merchandise in any case.\10\ Based on this evidence, we preliminarily 
determine that Conduit and RYMCO made no shipments of subject 
merchandise into the United States during the POR.
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    \10\ See Conduit/RYMCO Statement of No Shipments.
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    As stated above, we received a certification of no shipments of 
subject merchandise from Mueller which contained documentation in 
support of its contention that it had no prior knowledge of the entry 
of products it had sold into the United States.\11\ Based on this 
evidence, we preliminarily determine that Mueller made no shipments of 
subject merchandise into the United States during the POR. Therefore, 
based on the claims of no shipments by Mueller, and because the record 
currently contains no information to the contrary, we preliminarily 
determine that Conduit had no shipments of subject merchandise, and 
therefore no reviewable transactions, during the POR.
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    Consistent with our practice, we are not rescinding this review 
with respect to Conduit, RYMCO and Mueller, but we intend to complete 
the review of Conduit, RYMCO and Mueller and issue appropriate 
instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review. For a 
complete analysis of this statement of no shipments, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\12\
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    \12\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum, at 6-8.
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Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part

    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 within 90 days of the 
publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. 
As noted above, all requests for administrative review were timely 
withdrawn for certain companies. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this administrative review with 
respect to 34 of the 37 companies named in the Initiation Notice.\13\ 
See Appendix II for a list of these companies.
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    \13\ See Initiation Notice, 84 FR at 2160-2161.
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    No calculations were performed for these preliminary results. 
Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after 
the date of publication of these preliminary results of review.\14\ 
Rebuttal briefs may be filed no later than five days after case briefs 
are due and may respond only to arguments raised in the case 
briefs.\15\ Parties who submit case briefs 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.\16\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
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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 Commerce's electronic records system, ACCESS, by 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of 
this notice.\17\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address 
and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to 
those raised in the respective case briefs.
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    \17\ 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 of review, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment

    Upon issuing the final results, Commerce will determine, and CBP 
shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by 
this review.\18\ In the case of changes in the methodology used in the 
final results from those in these preliminary results, if the 
respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 
0.50 percent) in the final results of

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this review, we intend to calculate an importer-specific assessment 
rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping 
duties calculated for the importer's examined sales and the total 
entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\19\ 
If the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de 
minimis in the final results, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.\20\ The final 
results of this administrative review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise under review 
and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.
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    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \19\ In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the 
assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
    \20\ Id., 77 FR at 8102.
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    In the case of no change in the methodology used in the final 
results from these preliminary results, for entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by Conduit, Mueller, or RYMCO for 
which that producer did not know its merchandise was destined for the 
United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at 
the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.
    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements for estimated antidumping duties 
will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of 
this review for all shipments of certain circular welded non-alloy 
steel pipe from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 
751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Conduit, Mueller, 
and RYMCO, subject to this review, will be the rate established in the 
final results of the review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers 
or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment 
of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the 
company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (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 recent period for the producer of 
the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be 36.62 percent,\21\ the all-others rate 
established in the less-than-fair-value investigation. These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \21\ See Order.
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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 Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double 
antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: September 11, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Analysis
V. Conclusion

Appendix II

Companies for Which This Administrative Review Is Being Rescinded

1. Abastecedora y Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V.
2. ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Monterrey, S.A. de C.V.
3. Arceros El Aguila y
4. Arco Metal, S.A. de C.V.
5. Burner Systems International De Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
6. fischer Mexicana Stainless Steel Tubing S.A. de C.V.
7. fischer Tubtech S.A. de C.V.
8. Fabricaciones Industriales Tumex, S.A. de C. V.
9. Forza Steel, S.A. de C.V.
10. Galvak, S.A. de C.V.
11. Impulsora Tlaxcalteca de Industrias, S.A. de C.V.
12. Industrias Monterrey S.A. de C.V.
13. La Metalica, S.A. de C.V
14. Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V.
15. Mach 1 Aero Servicios, S. de R.L. de C.V.
16. Mach 1 Global Services, Inc.
17. Maquilacero, S.A. de C.V.
18. Nacional de Acero, S.A. de C.V.
19. Nova Tube and Coil de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
20. Perfiles y Herrajes LM, S.A. de C.V.
21. Precitubo S.A. de C.V.
22. Productos Especializados de Acero, S.A. de C.V.
23. Productos Laminados de Monterrey, S.A. de C.V.
24. PYTCO, S.A. de C.V.
25. Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos, S.A. de C.V.
26. Servicios Swecomex, S.A. de C.V.
27. Talleres Acerorey, S.A. de C.V.
28. Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
29. Tubac, S.A. de C.V.
30. Tubacero S. de R.L. de C.V.
31. Tuberia Laguna, S.A. de C.V.
32. Tuberias Procarsa, S.A. de C.V.
33. Tubesa, S.A. de C.V.
34. Tubos Omega

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