Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 57848-57850 [2019-23533]

Download as PDF 57848 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / Notices company(ies) involved in the transaction.6 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates shown above, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent (de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1)), the cash deposit will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, 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 previous review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all-other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 10.17 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.7 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only 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 review period. 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 Order In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 6 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 7 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India, 70 FR 5147, 5148 (February 1, 2005). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Oct 28, 2019 Jkt 250001 administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: October 21, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the IDM I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Differential Pricing Comment 2: Adverse Facts Available V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–23534 Filed 10–28–19; 8:45 am] Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1646, (202) 482–0413, or (202) 482–2924, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 7, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on flanges from India, for the period February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018.1 Subsequently, Commerce received timely requests for an administrative review from Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. (collectively, the petitioners),2 Norma,3 Gupta,4 Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd. (Jai Auto),5 and Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited (Bebitz).6 The petitioners requested an administrative review of 35 companies,7 whereas Norma, Gupta, Jai Auto and Bebitz requested an administrative review of themselves.8 On October 4, 2018, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the Order for the period February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018, with respect to 37 companies.9 On November 9, 2018, Commerce selected Gupta and Norma as the mandatory respondents for this BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–871] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Norma (India) Limited (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd. (Gupta), producers/ exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from India, sold subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Lui, Paul Walker, or Fred Baker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India and Italy: Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 40136 (August 24, 2017) (Order); see also Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 38682, 38683 (August 7, 2018). 2 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated August 31, 2018 (Petitioners’ Request for Review). 3 See Norma’s Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Request for entry of appearance in the Anti-Dumping Duty Administrative Review for Norma (India) Limited, USK Export Private Limited, Umashanker Khandelwal and Co. and Bansidhar Chiranjilal,’’ dated August 28, 2018 (Norma’s Request for Review). 4 See Gupta’s Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Request for Anti-Dumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated August 30, 2018 (Gupta’s Request for Review). 5 See Jai Auto’s Letter, ‘‘Request for AntiDumping Duty Administrative Review of finished carbon steel flanges from India,’’ dated August 31, 2018; see also Jai Auto’s Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Requests for Administrative Review,’’ dated August 31, 2018 (Jay Auto’s Request for Review). 6 See Bebitz’s Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Requests for Administrative Review,’’ dated August 31, 2018 (Bebitz’s Request for Review). 7 See Petitioners’ Request for Review, at 2–3. 8 See Norma’s Request for Review; Gupta’s Request for Review; Jai Auto’s Request for Review; and Bebitz’s Request for Review. 9 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 50077 (October 4, 2018) (Initiation Notice). E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 57849 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / Notices review.10 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.11 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the federal government from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.12 On June 7, 2019 and September 6, 2019, Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).13 The current deadline is October 10, 2019. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is finished carbon steel flanges from India. The product is currently classified under subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of merchandise subject to the scope is dispositive.14 Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination For companies not selected for individual examination in an administrative review, generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a market economy investigation. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the allothers rate is normally ‘‘an amount equal to the weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average dumping 10 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Respondent Selection,’’ dated November 9, 2018. 11 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 12 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations 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. 13 See Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated June 7, 2019; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated September 6, 2019. 14 A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Oct 28, 2019 Jkt 250001 margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the basis of facts available}.’’ In this segment of the proceeding, we calculated a margin for Norma and Gupta that was not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. Accordingly, Commerce preliminarily has assigned to the companies not individually examined a margin of 1.71 percent, which is the simple average of Gupta’s and Norma’s calculated weighted-average dumping margins.15 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://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 at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. Exporter/manufacturer Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Norma (India) Limited/USK Exports Private Limited/Uma Shanker Khandelwal & Co./ Bansidhar Chiranjilal 16 ........... Adinath International ................... Allena Group ............................... Alloyed Steel ............................... Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited ..................................... C.D. Industries ............................ CHQ Forge Pvt. Ltd .................... CHW Forge ................................. Citizen Metal Depot .................... Corum Flange ............................. DN Forge Industries ................... Echjay Forgings Limited ............. Falcon Valves and Flanges Private Limited ............................. Heubach International ................ Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd ................ Jai Auto Private Limited ............. Kinnari Steel Corporation ........... M F Rings and Bearing Races Ltd ........................................... Mascot Metal Manufactures ....... OM Exports ................................. Punjab Steel Works (PSW) ........ R. D. Forge ................................. Raaj Sagar Steels ...................... Ravi Ratan Metal Industries ....... Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd ....... Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd ............... SHM (ShinHeung Machinery) ..... Siddhagiri Metal and Tubes ....... Sizer India ................................... Steel Shape India ....................... Sudhir Forgings Pvt. Ltd ............. Tirupati Forge ............................. Umashanker Khandelwal Forging Limited ............................... 2.22 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71 Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Preliminary Results of the Review As a result of this review, Commerce preliminarily determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018: Exporter/manufacturer R. N. Gupta & Co., Ltd ............... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 1.20 15 See Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Calculation of Non-Examined Companies’ Rate,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16 In the preliminary determination of the lessthan-fair value investigation, Commerce determined that Norma (India) Limited; USK Exports Private Limited; Uma Shanker Khandelwal & Co.; and Bansidhar Chiranjilal were a single entity. See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 82 FR 9719 (February 8, 2017) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 4–5; unchanged in Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 29483 (June 29, 2017). In these preliminary results, Norma has presented evidence that the factual basis on which Commerce made its prior determination has not changed. See Norma’s March 1, 2019 Supplemental Questionnaire Response (Norma March 1, 2019 SQR) at 12–20. Therefore, in this administrative review, Commerce continues to collapse these four entities, and treats them as a single entity. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 57850 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 209 / Tuesday, October 29, 2019 / Notices Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.17 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.18 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 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. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system within 30 days of publication of this notice. 19 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 and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using ACCESS, and must also be served on interested parties.20 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 on the date that the document is due. Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.21 If Norma and Gupta’s calculated weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., greater than or equal to 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties 17 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 20 See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 21 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 18 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Oct 28, 2019 Jkt 250001 calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the examined sales to that importer, and we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If Norma and Gupta’s weighted-average dumping margin continues to be zero or de minimis, or the importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.22 In accordance with Commerce’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Norma and Gupta for which each company did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP we will instruct CBP to liquidate those entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.23 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Norma and Gupta will be the rate established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1) (i.e., less than 0.50 percent), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers 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 recentlycompleted segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently-completed segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 11.95 percent, the allothers rate established in the less-thanfair-value investigation.24 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 22 See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 24 See Order, 82 FR at 40138. 23 For PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also 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 review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice.25 We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: October 10, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Rates for Non-Examined Companies V. Comparisons to Normal Value VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–23533 Filed 10–28–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities Under OMB Review Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (‘‘ICR’’) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the SUMMARY: 25 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act; and 19 CFR 351.213(h). E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-871]


Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
Norma (India) Limited (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd. (Gupta), 
producers/exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (flanges) from 
India, sold subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the 
period of review (POR) February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018. We 
invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable October 29, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Heather Lui, Paul Walker, or Fred 
Baker, 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-
1646, (202) 482-0413, or (202) 482-2924, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 7, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on flanges from India, for the period February 
8, 2017 through July 31, 2018.\1\ Subsequently, Commerce received 
timely requests for an administrative review from Weldbend Corporation 
and Boltex Manufacturing Co., L.P. (collectively, the petitioners),\2\ 
Norma,\3\ Gupta,\4\ Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd. (Jai Auto),\5\ and Bebitz 
Flanges Works Private Limited (Bebitz).\6\ The petitioners requested an 
administrative review of 35 companies,\7\ whereas Norma, Gupta, Jai 
Auto and Bebitz requested an administrative review of themselves.\8\ On 
October 4, 2018, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the 
Order for the period February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018, with 
respect to 37 companies.\9\ On November 9, 2018, Commerce selected 
Gupta and Norma as the mandatory respondents for this

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review.\10\ For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\11\
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    \1\ See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India and Italy: 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 40136 (August 24, 2017) (Order); see 
also Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 83 FR 
38682, 38683 (August 7, 2018).
    \2\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges 
from India: Request for Administrative Review,'' dated August 31, 
2018 (Petitioners' Request for Review).
    \3\ See Norma's Letter, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from 
India: Request for entry of appearance in the Anti-Dumping Duty 
Administrative Review for Norma (India) Limited, USK Export Private 
Limited, Umashanker Khandelwal and Co. and Bansidhar Chiranjilal,'' 
dated August 28, 2018 (Norma's Request for Review).
    \4\ See Gupta's Letter, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from 
India: Request for Anti-Dumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated 
August 30, 2018 (Gupta's Request for Review).
    \5\ See Jai Auto's Letter, ``Request for Anti-Dumping Duty 
Administrative Review of finished carbon steel flanges from India,'' 
dated August 31, 2018; see also Jai Auto's Letter, ``Finished Carbon 
Steel Flanges from India: Requests for Administrative Review,'' 
dated August 31, 2018 (Jay Auto's Request for Review).
    \6\ See Bebitz's Letter, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from 
India: Requests for Administrative Review,'' dated August 31, 2018 
(Bebitz's Request for Review).
    \7\ See Petitioners' Request for Review, at 2-3.
    \8\ See Norma's Request for Review; Gupta's Request for Review; 
Jai Auto's Request for Review; and Bebitz's Request for Review.
    \9\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 50077 (October 4, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \10\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of 
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Respondent Selection,'' 
dated November 9, 2018.
    \11\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Finished Carbon 
Steel Flanges from India; 2017-2018,'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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    Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by 
the closure of the federal government from December 22, 2018, through 
the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\12\ On June 7, 2019 
and September 6, 2019, Commerce extended the deadline for the 
preliminary results of this administrative review, in accordance with 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) 
and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).\13\ The current deadline is October 10, 2019.
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    \12\ See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations 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.
    \13\ See Memorandum, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated June 7, 2019; see also Memorandum, 
``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Extension of Deadline 
for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' 
dated September 6, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order is finished carbon steel 
flanges from India. The product is currently classified under 
subheadings 7307.91.5010 and 7307.91.5050 of the Harmonized Tariff 
System of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of merchandise subject to the scope is dispositive.\14\
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    \14\ A full description of the scope of the Order is contained 
in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination

    For companies not selected for individual examination in an 
administrative review, generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) 
of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others 
rate in a market economy investigation. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of 
the Act, the all-others rate is normally ``an amount equal to the 
weighted-average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins 
established for exporters and producers individually investigated, 
excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined 
entirely {on the basis of facts available{time} .'' In this segment of 
the proceeding, we calculated a margin for Norma and Gupta that was not 
zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. Accordingly, 
Commerce preliminarily has assigned to the companies not individually 
examined a margin of 1.71 percent, which is the simple average of 
Gupta's and Norma's calculated weighted-average dumping margins.\15\
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    \15\ See Memorandum, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: 
Calculation of Non-Examined Companies' Rate,'' dated concurrently 
with this notice.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Act. Export price is calculated in 
accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in 
accordance with section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 
via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at http://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 at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the 
topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as 
an Appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, Commerce preliminarily determines that 
the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period 
February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018:

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                                                                average
                    Exporter/manufacturer                       dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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R. N. Gupta & Co., Ltd......................................        1.20
Norma (India) Limited/USK Exports Private Limited/Uma               2.22
 Shanker Khandelwal & Co./Bansidhar Chiranjilal \16\........
Adinath International.......................................        1.71
Allena Group................................................        1.71
Alloyed Steel...............................................        1.71
Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited........................        1.71
C.D. Industries.............................................        1.71
CHQ Forge Pvt. Ltd..........................................        1.71
CHW Forge...................................................        1.71
Citizen Metal Depot.........................................        1.71
Corum Flange................................................        1.71
DN Forge Industries.........................................        1.71
Echjay Forgings Limited.....................................        1.71
Falcon Valves and Flanges Private Limited...................        1.71
Heubach International.......................................        1.71
Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd.......................................        1.71
Jai Auto Private Limited....................................        1.71
Kinnari Steel Corporation...................................        1.71
M F Rings and Bearing Races Ltd.............................        1.71
Mascot Metal Manufactures...................................        1.71
OM Exports..................................................        1.71
Punjab Steel Works (PSW)....................................        1.71
R. D. Forge.................................................        1.71
Raaj Sagar Steels...........................................        1.71
Ravi Ratan Metal Industries.................................        1.71
Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd...............................        1.71
Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd.....................................        1.71
SHM (ShinHeung Machinery)...................................        1.71
Siddhagiri Metal and Tubes..................................        1.71
Sizer India.................................................        1.71
Steel Shape India...........................................        1.71
Sudhir Forgings Pvt. Ltd....................................        1.71
Tirupati Forge..............................................        1.71
Umashanker Khandelwal Forging Limited.......................        1.71
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Disclosure and Public Comment
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    \16\ In the preliminary determination of the less-than-fair 
value investigation, Commerce determined that Norma (India) Limited; 
USK Exports Private Limited; Uma Shanker Khandelwal & Co.; and 
Bansidhar Chiranjilal were a single entity. See Finished Carbon 
Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 82 FR 9719 
(February 8, 2017) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
at 4-5; unchanged in Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 29483 (June 
29, 2017). In these preliminary results, Norma has presented 
evidence that the factual basis on which Commerce made its prior 
determination has not changed. See Norma's March 1, 2019 
Supplemental Questionnaire Response (Norma March 1, 2019 SQR) at 12-
20. Therefore, in this administrative review, Commerce continues to 
collapse these four entities, and treats them as a single entity.
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    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in 
connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within 
five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.224(b).

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    Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 
30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\17\ Rebuttal 
briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not 
later than five days after the date for filing case briefs.\18\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), 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.
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using Enforcement and 
Compliance's ACCESS system within 30 days of publication of this 
notice. \19\ 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 and rebuttal briefs. If a request 
for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by 
telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before 
the scheduled date.
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    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using 
ACCESS, and must also be served on interested parties.\20\ 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 on the date that the document is due.
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    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.\21\
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    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    If Norma and Gupta's calculated weighted-average dumping margin is 
above de minimis (i.e., greater than or equal to 0.5 percent) in the 
final results of this review, we will calculate importer-specific ad 
valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of 
antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total 
entered value of the examined sales to that importer, and we will 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review. If Norma and Gupta's weighted-average dumping 
margin continues to be zero or de minimis, or the importer-specific 
assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping 
duties.\22\
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    In accordance with Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' practice, 
for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Norma and 
Gupta for which each company did not know that the merchandise was 
destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP we will instruct 
CBP to liquidate those entries at the all-others rate if there is no 
rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.\23\
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    \23\ For a full discussion of this clarification, see 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of 
Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as 
provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate 
for Norma and Gupta will be the rate established in the final results 
of this review, except if the rate is de minimis within the meaning of 
19 CFR 351.106(c)(1) (i.e., less than 0.50 percent), in which case the 
cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by 
manufacturers 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 recently-completed 
segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a 
prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, 
the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most 
recently-completed segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and 
(4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will 
continue to be 11.95 percent, the all-others rate established in the 
less-than-fair-value investigation.\24\ These cash deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \24\ See Order, 82 FR at 40138.
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice also 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 review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 
751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), Commerce intends 
to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the 
results of its analysis of issues raised in any written briefs, not 
later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice.\25\
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    \25\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act; and 19 CFR 351.213(h).
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    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: October 10, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Rates for Non-Examined Companies
V. Comparisons to Normal Value
VI. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2019-23533 Filed 10-28-19; 8:45 am]
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