Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 56162-56164 [2019-22866]

Download as PDF 56162 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices and a nonconfidential version of the comments (identified as such) should be included. Any comments not marked as privileged or confidential business information will be deemed to be nonconfidential. An original and five (5) copies, plus two (2) copies of the nonconfidential version, should be submitted no later than 20 days after the date of this notice to: Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21028, Washington, DC 20230. Information submitted by any person is exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). However, nonconfidential versions of the comments will be made available to the applicant if necessary for determining whether or not to issue the amended Certificate. Comments should refer to this application as ‘‘Export Trade Certificate of Review, application number 11–1A001.’’ A summary of the application follows. 1. Discovery Latin America, LLC 2. Fox Latin American Channel LLC 3. NGC Network Latin America, LLC 4. Turner International Latin America, Inc. 5. A&E Mundo, LLC 6. The History Channel Latin America, LLC 7. NBCUniversal Networks International Spanish Latin America, LLC 8. MTV Networks Latin America Inc. 9. AMC Networks Latin America LLC 10. Lifetime Latin America, LLC Dated: October 15, 2019. Joseph Flynn, Director, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2019–22827 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–840] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Summary of the Application Applicant: LAMAC. Contact: Ronald Oleynik, Outside Counsel (202) 457–7183. Application No.: 11–1A001. Date Deemed Submitted: October 3, 2019. Proposed Amendment: LAMAC seeks to amend its Certificate as follows: 1. Add the following companies as new Members of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(l) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(l)): • NBCUniversal Networks International Spanish Latin America, LLC • MTV Networks Latin America Inc. • AMC Networks Latin America LLC • Lifetime Latin America, LLC 2. Delete the following companies as Members of the Certificate: • E! Entertainment Television Latin America Partners, L.P. 3. Change the name of the following Members of the Certificate: • From NGC Networks Latin America, LLC to NGC Network Latin America, LLC • From Turner Broadcasting System Latin America, Inc. to Turner International Latin America, Inc. • From History Channel Latin America, LLC to The History Channel Latin America, LLC • From Fox Latin American Channel, Inc. to Fox Latin American Channel LLC LAMAC’s proposed amendment of its Certificate would result in the following Membership list: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that carbon and alloy steel threaded rod (steel threaded rod) from Thailand is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The final estimated dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia or Robert Scully 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) 482–3878 or (202) 482–0572, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 7, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of this LTFV investigation in which Commerce found that steel threaded rod from Thailand PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 was sold at LTFV.1 In the Preliminary Determination, Commerce also found that critical circumstances exist for imports of steel threaded rod from Thailand.2 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. We received no comments from interested parties. Period of Investigation The POI is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. This period corresponds to the four most recent fiscal quarters prior to the month of the filing of the petition, which was February 2019.3 Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is steel threaded rod from Thailand. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix. Scope Comments On July 22, 2019, we issued a Preliminary Scope Memorandum.4 The scope case briefs were due on August 28, 2019.5 We received no scope case briefs from interested parties. Therefore, Commerce has made no changes to the scope of this investigation since the Preliminary Determination. Verification Because the mandatory respondent in this investigation did not provide the information requested, Commerce did not conduct verification.6 Analysis of Comments Received As noted above, we received no comments in response to the Preliminary Determination. For the final determination, Commerce has made no changes to the Preliminary Determination. 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 84 FR 38597 (August 7, 2019) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 Id. 3 See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from India, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated July 22, 2019 (Preliminary Scope Memorandum). 5 The scope case briefs were due 30 days after the publication of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 84 FR 36570 (July 29, 2019). See Preliminary Scope Memorandum at 3. The deadline for scope rebuttal briefs was Monday, September 2, 2019. 6 See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 38599. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices Methodology We continue to find, as stated in the Preliminary Determination, that the mandatory respondent, Tycoons Worldwide Group (Thailand) Co. Ltd. (Tycoons), withheld requested information, failed to provide information by the specified deadlines, and significantly impeded the proceeding, pursuant to section 776(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).7 Further, we continue to find that Tycoons failed to cooperate to the best of its ability to comply with our requests for information, and, accordingly, we continue to apply an adverse inference when selecting from among the facts otherwise available to determine the relevant dumping margin, in accordance with section 776(b) of the Act.8 We further continue to select the only dumping margin alleged in the Petition as the rate applicable to Tycoons.9 Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances In accordance with section 733(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.206, Commerce preliminarily determined that critical circumstances exist for Tycoons, and for all other producers and/or exporters.10 As stated above, we received no comments with respect to the Preliminary Determination. Therefore, for this final determination, we continue to find that, in accordance with section 735(a)(3) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.206, critical circumstances exist with respect to subject merchandise exported by Tycoons and for all other producers and/or exporters. All-Others Rate khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, we continue to assign the dumping margin alleged in the Petition and selected as the dumping margin for the sole mandatory respondent, Tycoons, as the all-others rate applicable to all exporters and/or producers not individually examined.11 7 See Preliminary Determination, and accompanying PDM at 4–5. 8 Id. 9 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand,’’ dated February 21, 2019 (Petition); see also Preliminary Determination, and accompanying PDM at 5–6. 10 For a full description of the methodology and results of Commerce’s critical circumstances analysis, see Preliminary Determination, and accompanying PDM at 8–11. 11 See Preliminary Determination, and accompanying PDM at 8. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Final Determination Commerce determines that the following estimated weighted-average dumping margins exist: Exporter/producer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 56163 adverse facts available (AFA) to the individually examined company, Tycoons, in this investigation, in accordance with section 776 of the Act, and the applied AFA rate is based solely on the Petition, there are no calculations to disclose. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of Tycoons Worldwide Group (Thailand) Co. Ltd ........................... 20.83 the Act, we will notify the U.S. All Others .................................... 20.83 International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final Continuation of Suspension of determination in this proceeding is Liquidation affirmative, in accordance with section In accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make 735(c)(4)(A) of the Act, because we its final determination as to whether the continue to find that critical domestic industry in the United States circumstances exist with respect to is materially injured, or threatened with Tycoons and all other producers and/or material injury, by reason of imports of exporters, we will instruct U.S. Customs steel threaded rod from Thailand no and Border Protection (CBP) to continue later than 45 days after this final to suspend liquidation of any entries of determination. If the ITC determines shipments of subject merchandise that material injury, or threat of material which were entered, or withdrawn from injury, does not exist, the proceeding warehouse, for consumption on or after will be terminated, and all cash deposits May 9, 2019, which is 90 days prior to will be refunded. If the ITC determines publication of the Preliminary that such injury does exist, Commerce Determination. will issue an antidumping duty order Pursuant to section 735(c)(1) of the directing CBP to assess, upon further Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), Commerce instruction by Commerce, antidumping will instruct CBP to require a cash duties on all imports of the subject deposit equal to the estimated weighted- merchandise entered, or withdrawn average dumping margin or the from warehouse, for consumption on or estimated all-others rate, as follows: (1) after the effective date of the suspension The cash deposit rate for the respondent of liquidation. listed above will be equal to the Notification Regarding Administrative company-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margins determined in Protective Order This notice serves as a reminder to this final determination; (2) if the parties subject to administrative exporter is not a respondent identified above, but the producer is, then the cash protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the deposit rate will be equal to the disposition of proprietary information company-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margin established for disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely that producer of the subject notification of the return or destruction merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit of APO materials, or conversion to rate for all other producers and judicial protective order, is hereby exporters will be 20.83 percent, the allrequested. Failure to comply with the others estimated weighted-average regulations and the terms of an APO is dumping margin. These suspension of a sanctionable violation. liquidation and cash deposit instructions will remain in effect until Notification to Interested Parties further notice. This determination is issued and Disclosure published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 Normally, Commerce discloses to CFR 351.210(c). interested parties the calculations performed in connection with a final Dated: October 15, 2019. determination within five days of any Jeffrey I. Kessler, public announcement or, if there is no Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and public announcement, within five days Compliance. of the date of publication of the notice Appendix of preliminary determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 Scope of the Investigation CFR 351.224(b). However, because The merchandise covered by the scope of Commerce preliminarily applied this investigation is carbon and alloy steel PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 56164 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2019 / Notices threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon or alloy steel, having a solid, circular cross section of any diameter, in any straight length. Steel threaded rod is normally drawn, cold-rolled, threaded, and straightened, or it may be hotrolled. In addition, the steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to this investigation are non-headed and threaded along greater than 25 percent of their total actual length. A variety of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a temporary rust protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, whether by electroplating or hot-dipping), paint, and other similar finishes and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise. Steel threaded rod is normally produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications ASTM A36, ASTM A193 B7/B7m, ASTM A193 B16, ASTM A307, ASTM A320 L7/L7M, ASTM A320 L43, ASTM A354 BC and BD, ASTM A449, ASTM F1554–36, ASTM F1554–55, ASTM F1554 Grade 105, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) specification ASME B18.31.3, and American Petroleum Institute (API) specification API 20E. All steel threaded rod meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of this investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular standard. Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, assembled, or packaged in a third country, including by cutting, chamfering, coating, or painting the threaded rod, by attaching the threaded rod to, or packaging it with, another product, or any other finishing, assembly, or packaging operation that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the threaded rod. Carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are also included in the scope of this investigation whether or not imported attached to, or in conjunction with, other parts and accessories such as nuts and washers. If carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such non-subject merchandise, only the threaded rod is included in the scope. Excluded from the scope of this investigations are: (1) Threaded rod, bar, or studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and the threading covers 25 percent or less of the total actual length; and (2) stainless steel threaded rod, defined as steel threaded rod containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with our without other elements. Excluded from the scope of the antidumping investigation on steel threaded rod from the People’s Republic of China is any merchandise covered by the existing antidumping order on Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 2009). Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation is threaded rod that is imported as part of a package of hardware in conjunction with a ready-to-assemble piece of furniture. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Oct 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, and 7318.15.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheading 7318.15.2095 and 7318.19.0000 of the HTSUS. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–22866 Filed 10–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–967] Aluminum Extrusions From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China (China) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. We further find that each of the companies for which an administrative review was requested, and not withdrawn, failed to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate; therefore, each is part of the Chinawide entity. DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Lui or Mark Flessner, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0016 or (202) 482–6312, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce initiated this review on July 12, 2018.1 These final results cover 26 companies for which an administrative review was initiated and not rescinded.2 On April 16, 2019, 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 32270 (July 12, 2018) (Initiation Notice), corrected by Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 39688 (August 10, 2018). 2 Initially, this administrative review covered 243 companies. See Initiation Notice, 83 FR 32270 at 32274. However, Commerce rescinded this administrative review with respect to 217 companies for which all review requests were timely withdrawn. See Aluminum Extrusions from PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review and invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.3 On May 16, 2019, we received a case brief from Houztek Architectural Products Co., Ltd. (Houztek) and Columbia Aluminum Products, LLC (Columbia).4 On May 21, 2019, we received a rebuttal brief from the Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee (the petitioner).5 No other party submitted case or rebuttal briefs. 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, 2019.6 Between August 8 and September 11, 2019, we extended the deadline for the final results of review, until October 11, 2019.7 Scope of the Order 8 The merchandise covered by the Order is aluminum extrusions which are shapes and forms, produced by an extrusion process, made from aluminum alloys having metallic elements corresponding to the alloy series designations published by The Aluminum Association commencing with the numbers 1, 3, and 6 (or proprietary equivalents or other certifying body equivalents).9 Imports of the subject merchandise are provided for under the following categories of the Harmonized Tariff the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017–2018, 84 FR 15587 (April 16, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 3 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017–2018, 84 FR 15587 (April 16, 2019) (Preliminary Results). 4 See Houztek and Columbia’s Letter, ‘‘Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Houztek/Columbia Aluminum Case Brief,’’ dated May 16, 2019. 5 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated May 21, 2019. 6 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. 7 See Memoranda, ‘‘Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated August 8, 2019 and September 11, 2019. 8 See Aluminum Extrusions from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 30650 (May 26, 2011) (the Order). 9 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum for a complete description of the scope of the Order. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-840]


Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand: Final 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final 
Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that carbon 
and alloy steel threaded rod (steel threaded rod) from Thailand is 
being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair 
value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2018 
through December 31, 2018. The final estimated dumping margins of sales 
at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Applicable October 21, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia or Robert Scully 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) 482-3878 or (202) 482-0572, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 7, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination 
of this LTFV investigation in which Commerce found that steel threaded 
rod from Thailand was sold at LTFV.\1\ In the Preliminary 
Determination, Commerce also found that critical circumstances exist 
for imports of steel threaded rod from Thailand.\2\ We invited 
interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. We 
received no comments from interested parties.
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    \1\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, 84 FR 38597 (August 7, 2019) (Preliminary 
Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
(PDM).
    \2\ Id.
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Period of Investigation

    The POI is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. This period 
corresponds to the four most recent fiscal quarters prior to the month 
of the filing of the petition, which was February 2019.\3\
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The product covered by this investigation is steel threaded rod 
from Thailand. For a complete description of the scope of this 
investigation, see Appendix.

Scope Comments

    On July 22, 2019, we issued a Preliminary Scope Memorandum.\4\ The 
scope case briefs were due on August 28, 2019.\5\ We received no scope 
case briefs from interested parties. Therefore, Commerce has made no 
changes to the scope of this investigation since the Preliminary 
Determination.
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from 
India, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China: Scope 
Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,'' 
dated July 22, 2019 (Preliminary Scope Memorandum).
    \5\ The scope case briefs were due 30 days after the publication 
of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From India: Preliminary 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final 
Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 84 FR 36570 
(July 29, 2019). See Preliminary Scope Memorandum at 3. The deadline 
for scope rebuttal briefs was Monday, September 2, 2019.
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Verification

    Because the mandatory respondent in this investigation did not 
provide the information requested, Commerce did not conduct 
verification.\6\
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    \6\ See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 38599.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    As noted above, we received no comments in response to the 
Preliminary Determination. For the final determination, Commerce has 
made no changes to the Preliminary Determination.

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Methodology

    We continue to find, as stated in the Preliminary Determination, 
that the mandatory respondent, Tycoons Worldwide Group (Thailand) Co. 
Ltd. (Tycoons), withheld requested information, failed to provide 
information by the specified deadlines, and significantly impeded the 
proceeding, pursuant to section 776(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).\7\ Further, we continue to find that Tycoons failed 
to cooperate to the best of its ability to comply with our requests for 
information, and, accordingly, we continue to apply an adverse 
inference when selecting from among the facts otherwise available to 
determine the relevant dumping margin, in accordance with section 
776(b) of the Act.\8\ We further continue to select the only dumping 
margin alleged in the Petition as the rate applicable to Tycoons.\9\
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    \7\ See Preliminary Determination, and accompanying PDM at 4-5.
    \8\ Id.
    \9\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Petitions for the Imposition of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Carbon and Alloy Steel 
Threaded Rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand,'' dated 
February 21, 2019 (Petition); see also Preliminary Determination, 
and accompanying PDM at 5-6.
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Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances

    In accordance with section 733(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.206, 
Commerce preliminarily determined that critical circumstances exist for 
Tycoons, and for all other producers and/or exporters.\10\ As stated 
above, we received no comments with respect to the Preliminary 
Determination. Therefore, for this final determination, we continue to 
find that, in accordance with section 735(a)(3) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.206, critical circumstances exist with respect to subject 
merchandise exported by Tycoons and for all other producers and/or 
exporters.
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    \10\ For a full description of the methodology and results of 
Commerce's critical circumstances analysis, see Preliminary 
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All-Others Rate

    As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, we continue to 
assign the dumping margin alleged in the Petition and selected as the 
dumping margin for the sole mandatory respondent, Tycoons, as the all-
others rate applicable to all exporters and/or producers not 
individually examined.\11\
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    \11\ See Preliminary Determination, and accompanying PDM at 8.
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Final Determination

    Commerce determines that the following estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins exist:

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Tycoons Worldwide Group (Thailand) Co. Ltd..................       20.83
All Others..................................................       20.83
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(4)(A) of the Act, because we 
continue to find that critical circumstances exist with respect to 
Tycoons and all other producers and/or exporters, we will instruct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend liquidation 
of any entries of shipments of subject merchandise which were entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 9, 2019, 
which is 90 days prior to publication of the Preliminary Determination.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), 
Commerce will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit equal to the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin or the estimated all-others 
rate, as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondent listed 
above will be equal to the company-specific estimated weighted-average 
dumping margins determined in this final determination; (2) if the 
exporter is not a respondent identified above, but the producer is, 
then the cash deposit rate will be equal to the company-specific 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin established for that producer 
of the subject merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit rate for all other 
producers and exporters will be 20.83 percent, the all-others estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation and 
cash deposit instructions will remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure

    Normally, Commerce discloses to interested parties the calculations 
performed in connection with a final determination within five days of 
any public announcement or, if there is no public announcement, within 
five days of the date of publication of the notice of preliminary 
determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b). However, because Commerce preliminarily applied adverse 
facts available (AFA) to the individually examined company, Tycoons, in 
this investigation, in accordance with section 776 of the Act, and the 
applied AFA rate is based solely on the Petition, there are no 
calculations to disclose.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of the final affirmative 
determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination in this 
proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the 
Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the 
domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or 
threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of steel threaded 
rod from Thailand no later than 45 days after this final determination. 
If the ITC determines that material injury, or threat of material 
injury, does not exist, the proceeding will be terminated, and all cash 
deposits will be refunded. If the ITC determines that such injury does 
exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to 
assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all 
imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the 
suspension of liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice 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 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

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.210(c).

    Dated: October 15, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by the scope of this investigation is 
carbon and alloy steel

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threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or 
studs, of carbon or alloy steel, having a solid, circular cross 
section of any diameter, in any straight length. Steel threaded rod 
is normally drawn, cold-rolled, threaded, and straightened, or it 
may be hot-rolled. In addition, the steel threaded rod, bar, or 
studs subject to this investigation are non-headed and threaded 
along greater than 25 percent of their total actual length. A 
variety of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a 
temporary rust protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, whether 
by electroplating or hot-dipping), paint, and other similar finishes 
and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise.
    Steel threaded rod is normally produced to American Society for 
Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications ASTM A36, ASTM A193 B7/
B7m, ASTM A193 B16, ASTM A307, ASTM A320 L7/L7M, ASTM A320 L43, ASTM 
A354 BC and BD, ASTM A449, ASTM F1554-36, ASTM F1554-55, ASTM F1554 
Grade 105, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 
specification ASME B18.31.3, and American Petroleum Institute (API) 
specification API 20E. All steel threaded rod meeting the physical 
description set forth above is covered by the scope of this 
investigation, whether or not produced according to a particular 
standard.
    Subject merchandise includes material matching the above 
description that has been finished, assembled, or packaged in a 
third country, including by cutting, chamfering, coating, or 
painting the threaded rod, by attaching the threaded rod to, or 
packaging it with, another product, or any other finishing, 
assembly, or packaging operation that would not otherwise remove the 
merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the 
country of manufacture of the threaded rod.
    Carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are also included in the 
scope of this investigation whether or not imported attached to, or 
in conjunction with, other parts and accessories such as nuts and 
washers. If carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are imported 
attached to, or in conjunction with, such non-subject merchandise, 
only the threaded rod is included in the scope.
    Excluded from the scope of this investigations are: (1) Threaded 
rod, bar, or studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and 
the threading covers 25 percent or less of the total actual length; 
and (2) stainless steel threaded rod, defined as steel threaded rod 
containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 
percent or more of chromium, with our without other elements.
    Excluded from the scope of the antidumping investigation on 
steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China is any 
merchandise covered by the existing antidumping order on Certain 
Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of China. See Certain 
Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of China: Notice of 
Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 2009).
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation is 
threaded rod that is imported as part of a package of hardware in 
conjunction with a ready-to-assemble piece of furniture.
    Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 
7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, and 7318.15.5090 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise 
may also enter under subheading 7318.15.2095 and 7318.19.0000 of the 
HTSUS. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. 
Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is 
dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2019-22866 Filed 10-18-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P