Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 49508-49509 [2019-20397]

Download as PDF 49508 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 183 / Friday, September 20, 2019 / Notices including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 22’s 2,000-acre activation limit. Dated: September 16, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–20396 Filed 9–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–909] Certain Steel Nails From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On September 17, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of initiation and the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain steel nails (nails) from the People’s Republic of China (China) in the Federal Register regarding certain scope exclusion language. Commerce has adopted the revised scope exclusion language in these final results. DATES: Applicable September 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES On August 1, 2008, Commerce published the AD order on nails from China.1 On April 21, 2011, in response to a request submitted by the petitioner,2 Commerce published an initiation and preliminary results of a CCR, in which Commerce preliminarily revoked the Order with respect to four types of steel nails based on the petitioner’s expressed lack of interest in antidumping duty relief with respect to such imports.3 On May 24, 2011, 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 44961 (August 1, 2008) (Order). 2 The petitioner is Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (Mid Continent). 3 See Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 76 FR 22369 (April 21, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Sep 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 Commerce published its final results for the CCR revoking the Order with respect to the aforementioned four types of steel nails, unchanged from the preliminary results.4 On March 22, 2017, the petitioner requested that Commerce initiate another CCR to clarify language regarding the four types of steels nails that were excluded from the scope of the Order in the 2011 CCR Final Results.5 On September 17, 2018, Commerce published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of the CCR, and preliminarily determined it appropriate to revise the scope exclusion language which was adopted in the 2011 CCR Final Results to align the exclusion language with the intent of the 2011 CCR Final Results.6 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309, we invited parties to comment on our Initiation and Preliminary Results. On September 27, 2018, PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. (PrimeSource) submitted a timely filed case brief. On October 4, 2018, the petitioner submitted a timely rebuttal brief pursuant to our regulations. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order includes certain steel nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails subject to the Order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65, 7317.00.75, and 7907.00.6000.7 While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive.8 Analysis of Comments Received We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this review in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (I&D Memo).9 Attached to 4 See Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 76 FR 30101 (May 24, 2011) (2011 CCR Final Results). 5 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Request for Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated March 22, 2017. 6 See Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 83 FR 46916 (September 17, 2018) (Initiation and Preliminary Results). 7 Commerce added the Harmonized Tariff Schedule category 7907.00.6000, ‘‘Other articles of zinc: Other,’’ to the language of the Order. See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China: Cobra Anchors Co. Ltd. Final Scope Ruling,’’ dated September 19, 2013. 8 For a full description of the scope of the Order, see Attachment I. 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Changed PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 this notice, in Appendix II, is a list of the issues which parties raised. The I&D Memo is a public document and on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room B8024 of the main Commerce building, as well as electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov and in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the I&D Memo can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the electronic versions of the I&D Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216, Commerce determines that changed circumstances exist sufficient to warrant revisions to the scope exclusion language adopted in the 2011 CCR Final Results to align with the intent of the 2011 CCR Final Results. The full description of the scope of the Order, including the revised exclusion language, is at Attachment I. Cash Deposit Requirements and Assessment Effective upon publication of the final results of this changed circumstances review, the revised exclusion language will apply to all shipments of the subject merchandise from China, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the Initiation and Preliminary Results, September 17, 2018, and that remain unliquidated as of the date of publication of the final results of this determination. For any entries which are not subject to the Order, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate without regard to applicable antidumping duties, all unliquidated entries of nails that meet the revised exclusion language, and to refund any estimated antidumping duties collected on such merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 17, 2018, the publication of the Initiation and Preliminary Results in accordance with section 778 of the Act. For all entries of merchandise subject to the Order pursuant to the revised exclusions, Commerce will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation and require Circumstances Review: Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 183 / Friday, September 20, 2019 / Notices estimated cash deposits at the applicable rate. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Commerce intends to issue appropriate instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of publication of these final results of review. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclose under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 19 CFR 351.222. Dated: September 13, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Attachment I Revised Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order includes certain steel nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, nails made of round wire and nails that are cut. 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 have a variety of finishes, heads, shanks, point types, shaft lengths and shaft diameters. Finishes include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, whether by electroplating or hot dipping one or more times), phosphate cement, and paint. 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 shank styles. Screw-threaded nails subject to this order are driven using direct force and not by turning the fastener using a tool that engages with the head. Point styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, blunt, needle, chisel and no point. Finished nails may be sold in bulk, or they may be collated into strips or coils using materials such as plastic, paper, or wire. Certain steel nails subject to this order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65, 7317.00.75, and 7907.00.6000.10 10 Commerce added the Harmonized Tariff Schedule category 7907.00.6000, ‘‘Other articles of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Sep 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 Excluded from the scope are steel roofing nails of all lengths and diameter, whether collated or in bulk, and whether or not galvanized. Steel roofing nails are specifically enumerated and identified in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 20 nails, inclusive of the following modifications: (1) Non-collated (i.e., hand-driven or bulk), steel nails as described in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 20 nails, as modified by the following description: Having a bright or galvanized finish, a smooth, barbed or ringed shank, an actual length of 0.500″ to 4″, inclusive; an actual shank diameter of 0.1015″ to 0.166″, inclusive; and an actual head diameter of 0.3375″ to 0.500″, inclusive; (2) Wire collated steel nails, in coils, as described in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 20 nails, as modified by the following description: having a galvanized finish, a smooth, barbed or ringed shank, an actual length of 0.500″ to 1.75″, inclusive, an actual shank diameter of 0.116″ to 0.166″, inclusive; and an actual head diameter of 0.3375″ to 0.500″, inclusive; and (3) Non-collated (i.e., hand-driven or bulk), as described in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 20 nails, as modified by the following description: Steel nails having a convex head (commonly known as an umbrella head), a smooth or spiral shank, a galvanized finish, an actual length of 1.75″ to 3″, inclusive; an actual shank diameter of 0.131″ to 0.152″, inclusive; and an actual head diameter of 0.450″ to 0.813″, inclusive. Also excluded from the scope are the following steel nails: Non-collated (i.e., handdriven or bulk), two-piece steel nails having plastic or steel washers (caps) already assembled to the nail, having a bright or galvanized finish, a ring, fluted or spiral shank, an actual length of 0.500″ to 8″, inclusive; and an actual shank diameter of 0.1015″ to 0.166″, inclusive; and an actual washer or cap diameter of 0.900″ to 1.10″, inclusive. Also excluded from the scope of this order are corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made of a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this order are fasteners suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, not threaded and threaded, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.20 and 7317.00.30. Also excluded from the scope of this order are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.10.00. Also excluded from the scope of this order are certain brads and finish nails that are equal to or less than 0.0720 inches in shank diameter, round or rectangular in cross section, between 0.375 inches and 2.5 inches in length, and that are collated with adhesive or polyester film tape backed with a heat seal adhesive. Also excluded from the scope of this order are fasteners having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 HRC, a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 zinc: Other,’’ to the language of the AD order on Nails from China. See Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012– 2013, 80 FR 18816, 18816 n.5 (April 5, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49509 percent, a round head, a secondary reduceddiameter raised head section, a centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for use in gas-actuated hand tools. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Attachment II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Effective Date IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether CCR is an Unlawful Expansion of the Scope Comment 2: Whether the Scope Language Resulting from the 2011 CCR Needs to Be Revised to Prevent the Misuse of the Exclusion Language Comment 3: Policy Considerations V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–20397 Filed 9–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XV074 South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-909]


Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: On September 17, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published a notice of initiation and the preliminary results of the 
changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order 
on certain steel nails (nails) from the People's Republic of China 
(China) in the Federal Register regarding certain scope exclusion 
language. Commerce has adopted the revised scope exclusion language in 
these final results.

DATES: Applicable September 20, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2312.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 1, 2008, Commerce published the AD order on nails from 
China.\1\ On April 21, 2011, in response to a request submitted by the 
petitioner,\2\ Commerce published an initiation and preliminary results 
of a CCR, in which Commerce preliminarily revoked the Order with 
respect to four types of steel nails based on the petitioner's 
expressed lack of interest in antidumping duty relief with respect to 
such imports.\3\ On May 24, 2011, Commerce published its final results 
for the CCR revoking the Order with respect to the aforementioned four 
types of steel nails, unchanged from the preliminary results.\4\
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails 
from the People's Republic of China, 73 FR 44961 (August 1, 2008) 
(Order).
    \2\ The petitioner is Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (Mid 
Continent).
    \3\ See Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review, 76 FR 22369 (April 21, 2011).
    \4\ See Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 76 
FR 30101 (May 24, 2011) (2011 CCR Final Results).
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    On March 22, 2017, the petitioner requested that Commerce initiate 
another CCR to clarify language regarding the four types of steels 
nails that were excluded from the scope of the Order in the 2011 CCR 
Final Results.\5\ On September 17, 2018, Commerce published a notice of 
initiation and preliminary results of the CCR, and preliminarily 
determined it appropriate to revise the scope exclusion language which 
was adopted in the 2011 CCR Final Results to align the exclusion 
language with the intent of the 2011 CCR Final Results.\6\
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    \5\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Request for Changed Circumstances 
Review,'' dated March 22, 2017.
    \6\ See Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, 83 FR 46916 (September 17, 2018) 
(Initiation and Preliminary Results).
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    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309, we invited parties to comment on 
our Initiation and Preliminary Results. On September 27, 2018, 
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. (PrimeSource) submitted a timely 
filed case brief. On October 4, 2018, the petitioner submitted a timely 
rebuttal brief pursuant to our regulations.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order includes certain steel nails 
having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails subject to 
the Order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65, 
7317.00.75, and 7907.00.6000.\7\ While the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of the Order is dispositive.\8\
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    \7\ Commerce added the Harmonized Tariff Schedule category 
7907.00.6000, ``Other articles of zinc: Other,'' to the language of 
the Order. See Memorandum, ``Certain Steel Nails from the People's 
Republic of China: Cobra Anchors Co. Ltd. Final Scope Ruling,'' 
dated September 19, 2013.
    \8\ For a full description of the scope of the Order, see 
Attachment I.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by 
parties to this review in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (I&D 
Memo).\9\ Attached to this notice, in Appendix II, is a list of the 
issues which parties raised. The I&D Memo is a public document and on 
file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room B8024 of the main Commerce 
building, as well as electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the 
I&D Memo can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed I&D Memo and the 
electronic versions of the I&D Memo are identical in content.
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    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Steel Nails 
from the People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by, this notice.
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Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216, Commerce determines that changed 
circumstances exist sufficient to warrant revisions to the scope 
exclusion language adopted in the 2011 CCR Final Results to align with 
the intent of the 2011 CCR Final Results. The full description of the 
scope of the Order, including the revised exclusion language, is at 
Attachment I.

Cash Deposit Requirements and Assessment

    Effective upon publication of the final results of this changed 
circumstances review, the revised exclusion language will apply to all 
shipments of the subject merchandise from China, entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
Initiation and Preliminary Results, September 17, 2018, and that remain 
unliquidated as of the date of publication of the final results of this 
determination. For any entries which are not subject to the Order, 
Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
liquidate without regard to applicable antidumping duties, all 
unliquidated entries of nails that meet the revised exclusion language, 
and to refund any estimated antidumping duties collected on such 
merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after September 17, 2018, the publication of the Initiation and 
Preliminary Results in accordance with section 778 of the Act. For all 
entries of merchandise subject to the Order pursuant to the revised 
exclusions, Commerce will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation and 
require

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estimated cash deposits at the applicable rate. These deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
    Commerce intends to issue appropriate instructions directly to CBP 
within 15 days of publication of these final results of review.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.216 and 19 CFR 351.222.

    Dated: September 13, 2019.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.

Attachment I

Revised Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order includes certain steel 
nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails 
include, but are not limited to, nails made of round wire and nails 
that are cut. 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 have a variety of finishes, 
heads, shanks, point types, shaft lengths and shaft diameters. 
Finishes include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc 
(galvanized, whether by electroplating or hot dipping one or more 
times), phosphate cement, and paint. 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 
shank styles. Screw-threaded nails subject to this order are driven 
using direct force and not by turning the fastener using a tool that 
engages with the head. Point styles include, but are not limited to, 
diamond, blunt, needle, chisel and no point. Finished nails may be 
sold in bulk, or they may be collated into strips or coils using 
materials such as plastic, paper, or wire. Certain steel nails 
subject to this order are currently classified under the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings 
7317.00.55, 7317.00.65, 7317.00.75, and 7907.00.6000.\10\
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    \10\ Commerce added the Harmonized Tariff Schedule category 
7907.00.6000, ``Other articles of zinc: Other,'' to the language of 
the AD order on Nails from China. See Certain Steel Nails from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2012-2013, 80 FR 18816, 18816 n.5 (April 5, 
2018).
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    Excluded from the scope are steel roofing nails of all lengths 
and diameter, whether collated or in bulk, and whether or not 
galvanized. Steel roofing nails are specifically enumerated and 
identified in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 
20 nails, inclusive of the following modifications: (1) Non-collated 
(i.e., hand-driven or bulk), steel nails as described in ASTM 
Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 20 nails, as 
modified by the following description: Having a bright or galvanized 
finish, a smooth, barbed or ringed shank, an actual length of 
0.500'' to 4'', inclusive; an actual shank diameter of 0.1015'' to 
0.166'', inclusive; and an actual head diameter of 0.3375'' to 
0.500'', inclusive; (2) Wire collated steel nails, in coils, as 
described in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 
20 nails, as modified by the following description: having a 
galvanized finish, a smooth, barbed or ringed shank, an actual 
length of 0.500'' to 1.75'', inclusive, an actual shank diameter of 
0.116'' to 0.166'', inclusive; and an actual head diameter of 
0.3375'' to 0.500'', inclusive; and (3) Non-collated (i.e., hand-
driven or bulk), as described in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 
revision) as Type I, Style 20 nails, as modified by the following 
description: Steel nails having a convex head (commonly known as an 
umbrella head), a smooth or spiral shank, a galvanized finish, an 
actual length of 1.75'' to 3'', inclusive; an actual shank diameter 
of 0.131'' to 0.152'', inclusive; and an actual head diameter of 
0.450'' to 0.813'', inclusive.
    Also excluded from the scope are the following steel nails: Non-
collated (i.e., hand-driven or bulk), two-piece steel nails having 
plastic or steel washers (caps) already assembled to the nail, 
having a bright or galvanized finish, a ring, fluted or spiral 
shank, an actual length of 0.500'' to 8'', inclusive; and an actual 
shank diameter of 0.1015'' to 0.166'', inclusive; and an actual 
washer or cap diameter of 0.900'' to 1.10'', inclusive.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are corrugated nails. 
A corrugated nail is made of a small strip of corrugated steel with 
sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this order 
are fasteners suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, not 
threaded and threaded, which are currently classified under HTSUS 
7317.00.20 and 7317.00.30. Also excluded from the scope of this 
order are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS 
7317.00.10.00.
    Also excluded from the scope of this order are certain brads and 
finish nails that are equal to or less than 0.0720 inches in shank 
diameter, round or rectangular in cross section, between 0.375 
inches and 2.5 inches in length, and that are collated with adhesive 
or polyester film tape backed with a heat seal adhesive. Also 
excluded from the scope of this order are fasteners having a case 
hardness greater than or equal to 50 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. 
While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.

Attachment II

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Effective Date
IV. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Whether CCR is an Unlawful Expansion of the Scope
    Comment 2: Whether the Scope Language Resulting from the 2011 
CCR Needs to Be Revised to Prevent the Misuse of the Exclusion 
Language
    Comment 3: Policy Considerations
V. Recommendation
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