Oil Country Tubular Goods From India: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 50001-50002 [2019-20639]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices Commerce postpone the final determination until not later than 135 days after the publication of this notice.9 INEOS Europe also requested that Commerce extend provisional measures to a period not more than 6 months.10 In accordance with section 735(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(2)(ii), because: (1) The preliminary determination is affirmative; (2) the requesting exporter accounts for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise; and (3) no compelling reasons for denial exist, Commerce is postponing the final determination and extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period not greater than six months. Accordingly, Commerce will make its final determination no later than 135 days after the date of publication of this preliminary determination. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its preliminary determination. If the final determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine before the later of 120 days after the date of this preliminary determination or 45 days after the final determination whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material injury to, the U.S. industry. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(c). Dated: September 17, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is all grades of liquid or aqueous acetone. Acetone is also known under the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) name propan-2one. In addition to the IUPAC name, acetone is also referred to as +-ketopropane (or betaketopropane), ketone propane, methyl ketone, dimethyl ketone, DMK, dimethyl carbonyl, propanone, 2-propanone, dimethyl formaldehyde, pyroacetic acid, pyroacetic ether, and pyroacetic spirit. Acetone is an isomer of the chemical formula C3H6O, with 9 See INEOS Europe’s Letter, ‘‘Acetone from Belgium: Request for Postponement of Final Determination and Provisional Measures Period,’’ dated August 23, 2019. 10 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 a specific molecular formula of CH3COCH3 or (CH3)2CO. The scope covers both pure acetone (with or without impurities) and acetone that is combined or mixed with other products, including, but not limited to, isopropyl alcohol, benzene, diethyl ether, methanol, chloroform, and ethanol. Acetone that has been combined with other products is included within the scope, regardless of whether the combining occurs in third countries. The scope also includes acetone that is commingled with acetone from sources not subject to this investigation. For combined and commingled products, only the acetone component is covered by the scope of this investigation. However, when acetone is combined with acetone components from sources not subject to this investigation, those third country acetone components may still be subject to other acetone investigations. Notwithstanding the foregoing language, an acetone combination or mixture that is transformed through a chemical reaction into another product, such that, for example, the acetone can no longer be separated from the other products through a distillation process (e.g., methyl methacrylate (MMA) or Bisphenol A (BPA)), is excluded from this investigation. A combination or mixture is excluded from these investigations if the total acetone component (regardless of the source or sources) comprises less than 5 percent of the combination or mixture, on a dry weight basis. The Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry number for acetone is 67–64–1. The merchandise covered by this investigation is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 2914.11.1000 and 2914.11.5000. Combinations or mixtures of acetone may enter under subheadings in Chapter 38 of the HTSUS, including, but not limited to, those under heading 3814.00.1000, 3814.00.2000, 3814.00.5010, and 3814.00.5090. The list of items found under these HTSUS subheadings is nonexhaustive. Although these HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures V. Scope Comments VI. Single Entity Analysis VII. Discussion of the Methodology VIII. Date of Sale IX. Product Comparisons X. Export Price and Constructed Export Price XI. Particular Market Situation XII. Normal Value XIII. Currency Conversion XIV. Verification PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50001 XV. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2019–20562 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–858] Oil Country Tubular Goods From India: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable September 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz, 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) 482–4880. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the five-year (sunset) review of the countervailing duty order on OCTG from India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), as amended.1 Commerce received notices of intent to participate in this sunset review from United States Steel Corporation, Maverick Tube Corporation, Tenaris Bay City, Inc., Benteler Steel/Tube, Boomerang Tube, LLC, IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Vallourec Star, LP, and Welded Tube USA Inc. (collectively, the domestic interested parties), within the 15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the domestic like product. Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Notice of Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). Commerce received no substantive 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 41967 (June 4, 2019) (Notice of Initiation). E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 50002 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES response from any respondent interested parties. In accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the countervailing duty order on OCTG from India.2 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is OCTG, which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the order also covers OCTG coupling stock. Excluded from the scope of the order are: casing or tubing containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill pipe; unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50. The merchandise subject to the order may also enter under the following 2 See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India and the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Orders and Amended Final Countervailing Duty Determination for India, 79 FR 53688 (September 10, 2014). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 7304.39.00.80, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 7304.59.80.25, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, 7304.59.80.70, 7304.59.80.80, 7305.31.40.00, 7305.31.60.90, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.50.50, and 7306.50.50.70. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Services System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit in Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the issues discussed in the decision memorandum is attached at the Appendix to this notice. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Commerce determines that revocation of the countervailing duty order on OCTG from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following rates: Jindal SAW: 26.60 percent; GVN/MSL/JPL: 13.13 percent; all others: 19.87 percent. Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing the final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). Dated: September 18, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework . VI. Discussion of the Issues VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–20639 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Announcement of Upcoming Secretary-Led Business Development Mission to Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, November 3–8, 2019 International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is announcing an upcoming trade missions that will be recruited, organized, and implemented by ITA. The mission is: • Secretary-Led Business Development Mission to Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, November 3–8, 2019. A summary of the 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:// www.export.gov/IndoPacific2019. For each mission, recruitment will be conducted in an open and public manner, including publication in the Federal Register, posting on the AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50001-50002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20639]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-858]


Oil Country Tubular Goods From India: Final Results of the 
Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty 
order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from India would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies as 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Applicable September 24, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz, 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) 482-4880.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the five-year 
(sunset) review of the countervailing duty order on OCTG from India, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), as 
amended.\1\ Commerce received notices of intent to participate in this 
sunset review from United States Steel Corporation, Maverick Tube 
Corporation, Tenaris Bay City, Inc., Benteler Steel/Tube, Boomerang 
Tube, LLC, IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Vallourec Star, LP, and Welded Tube 
USA Inc. (collectively, the domestic interested parties), within the 
15-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic 
interested parties claimed interested party status under section 
771(9)(C) of the Act as producers of the domestic like product.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 41967 
(June 4, 2019) (Notice of Initiation).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Notice of 
Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day 
period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). Commerce received no 
substantive

[[Page 50002]]

response from any respondent interested parties. In accordance with 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), 
Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the 
countervailing duty order on OCTG from India.\2\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \2\ See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from India and the 
Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Orders and Amended Final 
Countervailing Duty Determination for India, 79 FR 53688 (September 
10, 2014).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is OCTG, which are hollow 
steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and 
tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and 
alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., 
whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or 
not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API 
specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG 
products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG 
products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of 
the order also covers OCTG coupling stock.
    Excluded from the scope of the order are: casing or tubing 
containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill pipe; 
unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors.
    The merchandise subject to the order is currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item 
numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 
7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 
7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 
7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 
7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 
7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 
7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 
7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 
7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 
7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 
7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 
7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 
7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50.
    The merchandise subject to the order may also enter under the 
following HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 
7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 
7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 
7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 7304.39.00.80, 
7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 7304.59.80.25, 
7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 
7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, 
7304.59.80.70, 7304.59.80.80, 7305.31.40.00, 7305.31.60.90, 
7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.50.50, and 7306.50.50.70.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the 
order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum, including the likelihood of continuation or 
recurrence of countervailable subsidies and the net countervailable 
subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a 
complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on 
file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Services System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and 
is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit in Room B8024 
of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the issues discussed in 
the decision memorandum is attached at the Appendix to this notice. The 
signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
are identical in content.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    Commerce determines that revocation of the countervailing duty 
order on OCTG from India would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following rates: Jindal 
SAW: 26.60 percent; GVN/MSL/JPL: 13.13 percent; all others: 19.87 
percent.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only 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). Timely written notification 
of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial 
protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the 
regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to 
sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    Commerce is issuing and publishing the final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: September 18, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework .
VI. Discussion of the Issues
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2019-20639 Filed 9-23-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P