Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 62504-62506 [2019-24764]

Download as PDF 62504 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States, or E. 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Fourth, after notice and opportunity for comment as provided in Section 766.23 of the Regulations, any person, firm, corporation, or business organization related to the Denied Person by affiliation, ownership, control, or position of responsibility in the conduct of trade or related services may also be made subject to the provisions of this Order. Fifth, AW-Tronics shall not take any action or make or permit to be made any public statement, directly or indirectly, denying the allegations in the Charging Letter or this Order. Sixth, the Charging Letter, the Settlement Agreement, and this Order shall be made available to the public. Seventh, this Order shall be served on AW-Tronics and shall be published in the Federal Register. This Order, which constitutes the final agency action in this matter related to AW-Tronics, is effective immediately. Dated: October 30, 2019. Douglas R. Hassebrock, Director, Office of Export Enforcement, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2019–24824 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–817] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable November 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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) 482–2924. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 15, 2018, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping order on OCTG from Vietnam.1 The review covers SeAH Steel VINA Corporation (SSV) and its U.S. affiliate Pusan Pipe America, Inc. (PPA).2 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, 2019.3 Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results until November 8, 2019.4 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 2 PPA is the importer of record for all of SSV’s shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. See SSV December 19, 2018 Section A Questionnaire Response at 1. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘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. 4 See Memoranda, ‘‘Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated July 2, 2019; and ‘‘Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 9, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For a full description of events that have occurred since the Initiation Notice, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. 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 is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is certain OCTG. 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, 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices 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. While the HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772(b) of the Act. Because Vietnam is a non-market economy (NME) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Application of Separate Rates in NME Proceedings In the Initiation Notice, Commerce notified parties of the application process by which exporters may obtain separate rate status in an NME proceeding.6 It is Commerce’s policy to assign all exporters of the merchandise subject to review in NME countries a single rate unless an exporter can affirmatively demonstrate an absence of government control, both in law (de jure) and in fact (de facto), with respect to exports. To establish whether a company is sufficiently independent to be entitled to a separate, companyspecific rate, Commerce analyzes each exporting entity in an NME country under the test established in Sparklers,7 as further developed by Silicon Carbide.8 However, if Commerce determines that a company is wholly 6 See Initiation Notice. Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sparklers from the People’s Republic of China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 1991) (Sparklers). 8 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Silicon Carbide from the People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 22585 (May 2, 1994) (Silicon Carbide). 7 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 62505 (b) a brief summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.14 Parties submitting briefs should do so pursuant to Commerce’s electronic filing system, ACCESS.15 Vietnam-Wide Entity Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a Commerce’s policy regarding conditional review of the Vietnam-wide hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement entity applies to this administrative and Compliance within 30 days of the review.10 Under this policy, the date of publication of this notice. Vietnam-wide entity will not be under Requests should contain the party’s review unless a party specifically name, address and telephone number, requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a the number of participants, whether any review of the entity. Because no party requested a review of the Vietnam-wide participant is a foreign national and a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues entity in this review, the entity is not raised in the hearing will be limited to under review and the entity’s rate (i.e., those raised in the respective case and 111.47 percent) 11 is not subject to rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing change. is made, Commerce intends to hold the Preliminary Results of Review hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue Commerce preliminarily determines NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a date that the following weighted-average and time to be determined.16 Parties dumping margin exists for the period should confirm by telephone the date, September 1, 2017 through August 31, time, and location of the hearing two 2018: days before the scheduled date. Commerce intends to issue the final Weightedaverage results of this administrative review, Exporter margin which will include the results of our (percent) analysis of all issues raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of SeAH Steel VINA Corporathese preliminary results in the Federal tion/Pusan Pipe America, Inc ..................................... 1.78 Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, unless extended. Disclosure, Public Comment and Assessment Rates Opportunity To Request a Hearing Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will disclose the Commerce will determine, and U.S. calculations used in our analysis to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) parties in this review within five days shall assess, antidumping duties on all of the date of publication of this notice appropriate entries covered by this in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). review.17 Commerce intends to issue Interested parties may submit case briefs assessment instructions to CBP 15 days within 30 days after the date of after the publication date of the final publication of these preliminary results results of this review. of review in the Federal Register.12 For assessment purposes, Commerce Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be applied the assessment rate calculation limited to issues raised in the case method adopted in the Antidumping briefs, may be filed within five days Final Modification.18 For any after the time limit for filing case individually examined respondent briefs.13 Parties who submit arguments whose weighted average dumping are requested to submit with the margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 argument: (a) A statement of the issue, percent) in the final results of this review, Commerce will calculate 9 See, e.g., Final Results of Antidumping Duty importer-specific assessment rates on Administrative Review: Petroleum Wax Candles the basis of the ratio of the total amount from the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 52355, of dumping calculated for the importer’s 52356 (September 13, 2007). foreign-owned, then an analysis of the de jure and de facto criteria is not necessary to determine whether it is independent from government control.9 10 See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013). 11 See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 79 FR 53691, 53694 (September 10, 2014). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). 13 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)–(2); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2). 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 16 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 17 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 18 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (Antidumping Final Modification), in the manner described in more detail in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 15 See E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 62506 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices examined sales to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer(or customer-) specific ad valorem rate is greater than de minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.19 Where either a respondent’s weighted average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or de minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.20 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the subject merchandise from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for previously examined Vietnamese and nonVietnamese exporters not listed above that at the time of entry are eligible for a separate rate based on a prior completed segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific cash deposit rate; (3) for all Vietnamese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate at the time of entry, the cash deposit rate will be that for the Vietnamese-wide entity; and (4) for all non-Vietnamese exporters of subject merchandise that at the time of entry are not eligible for a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Vietnamese exporter that supplied that non-Vietnamese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers 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 the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of 19 See 20 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: November 7, 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. Discussion of the Methodology V. Duty Absorption VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–24764 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–840] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019, in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 2, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated an administrative review on frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019, for 254 companies. Because all interested parties timely withdrew their requests for administrative review for certain companies, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to those companies. For a list of the companies for which we are rescinding this review, see Appendix I to this notice. For a list of the companies for which the review is continuing, see Appendix II to this notice. DATES: Applicable November 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Manuel Rey or Brittany Bauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5518 or (202) 482–3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019.1 In February 2019, Commerce received timely requests, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to conduct an administrative review of this antidumping duty order from the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (the petitioner), the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA), and certain individual companies. Based upon these requests, on May 2, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation listing 253 companies for which Commerce received timely requests for review.2 In July 2019, all interested parties timely withdrew their requests for an administrative review of certain companies.3 These companies are listed in Appendix I. 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 2816 (February 8, 2019). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 18777 (May 2, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Magnum Sea Foods Limited (MSL) and Magnum Estates Limited (MEL) (collectively, Magnum) Letter, ‘‘Magnum Withdrawal of Review Request for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India,’’ dated July 26, 2019; West Coast Frozen Foods Private Limited (West Coast) Letter, ‘‘Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from lndia—Withdrawal of Request for Antidumping Duty Admin Review of West Coast Frozen Foods Private Limited,’’ dated July 30, 2019; Jafadeesh Marine Exports’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Withdrawal of Request for 14th Administrative Review covering the Period from 01st February 2018 to 31st January 2019,’’ dated July 30, 2019; Mangala Marine Exim India Private Limited Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Withdrawal of Request for 14th Administrative Review covering the Period from 01st February 2018 to 31st January 2019,’’ dated July 29, 2019; Liberty Group comprised of Devi Marine Food Exports (P) Ltd., Universal Cold Storage (P) Ltd., Kader Exports (P) Ltd., Liberty Frozen Foods (P) Ltd., Premier Marine Products (P) Ltd., Kader Investment & Trading Company (P) Ltd., and Liberty Oil Mills Limited) (collectively Liberty Group), Devi Fisheries Group (comprised of Devi Fisheries Limited, Satya Seafoods Private Limited, Usha Seafoods, and Devi Aquatech Private Limited), and Falcon Marine Exports Limited (Falcon) Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Withdrawal of Requests for Administrative Review for Liberty Group, Falcon and Devi Fisheries Group (2/01/18– 1/31/19),’’ dated July 30, 2019; twenty-five (25) Indian producers and/or exporters Letter, ‘‘Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Withdrawal of Requests for Administrative Review for 25 Indian Producers/Exporters (02/01/18–01/31/19),’’ dated E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-552-817]


Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being sold in the United States at 
less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) September 
1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable November 15, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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) 482-2924.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 15, 2018, Commerce initiated an administrative review 
of the antidumping order on OCTG from Vietnam.\1\ The review covers 
SeAH Steel VINA Corporation (SSV) and its U.S. affiliate Pusan Pipe 
America, Inc. (PPA).\2\ 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.\3\ Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results 
until November 8, 2019.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 57411 (November 15, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \2\ PPA is the importer of record for all of SSV's shipments of 
subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. See SSV 
December 19, 2018 Section A Questionnaire Response at 1.
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``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.
    \4\ See Memoranda, ``Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Time Limit for 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' 
dated July 2, 2019; and ``Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Time Limit for 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' 
dated October 9, 2019.
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    For a full description of events that have occurred since the 
Initiation Notice, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\ A list 
of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included 
as an appendix to this notice. 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 is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a 
complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and 
electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the 
Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Decision Memorandum for the 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is certain OCTG. 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,

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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.
    While the HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description is dispositive. A full 
description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act). Constructed export prices have been calculated in accordance 
with section 772(b) of the Act. Because Vietnam is a non-market economy 
(NME) within the meaning of section 771(18) of the Act, NV has been 
calculated in accordance with section 773(c) of the Act. For a full 
description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Application of Separate Rates in NME Proceedings

    In the Initiation Notice, Commerce notified parties of the 
application process by which exporters may obtain separate rate status 
in an NME proceeding.\6\ It is Commerce's policy to assign all 
exporters of the merchandise subject to review in NME countries a 
single rate unless an exporter can affirmatively demonstrate an absence 
of government control, both in law (de jure) and in fact (de facto), 
with respect to exports. To establish whether a company is sufficiently 
independent to be entitled to a separate, company-specific rate, 
Commerce analyzes each exporting entity in an NME country under the 
test established in Sparklers,\7\ as further developed by Silicon 
Carbide.\8\ However, if Commerce determines that a company is wholly 
foreign-owned, then an analysis of the de jure and de facto criteria is 
not necessary to determine whether it is independent from government 
control.\9\
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    \6\ See Initiation Notice.
    \7\ See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Sparklers from the People's Republic of China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 
1991) (Sparklers).
    \8\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Silicon Carbide from the People's Republic of China, 59 FR 
22585 (May 2, 1994) (Silicon Carbide).
    \9\ See, e.g., Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China, 
72 FR 52355, 52356 (September 13, 2007).
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Vietnam-Wide Entity

    Commerce's policy regarding conditional review of the Vietnam-wide 
entity applies to this administrative review.\10\ Under this policy, 
the Vietnam-wide entity will not be under review unless a party 
specifically requests, or Commerce self-initiates, a review of the 
entity. Because no party requested a review of the Vietnam-wide entity 
in this review, the entity is not under review and the entity's rate 
(i.e., 111.47 percent) \11\ is not subject to change.
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    \10\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in 
Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty 
Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity 
in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013).
    \11\ See Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Socialist 
Republic of Vietnam: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, 79 FR 53691, 53694 (September 10, 2014).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following weighted-
average dumping margin exists for the period September 1, 2017 through 
August 31, 2018:

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                        Exporter                          average margin
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SeAH Steel VINA Corporation/Pusan Pipe America, Inc.....            1.78
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Disclosure, Public Comment and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    Commerce will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to 
parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of 
this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties 
may submit case briefs within 30 days after the date of publication of 
these preliminary results of review in the Federal Register.\12\ 
Rebuttals to case briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the 
case briefs, may be filed within five days after the time limit for 
filing case briefs.\13\ Parties who submit arguments are requested to 
submit with the argument: (a) A statement of the issue, (b) a brief 
summary of the argument, and (c) a table of authorities.\14\ Parties 
submitting briefs should do so pursuant to Commerce's electronic filing 
system, ACCESS.\15\
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1)-(2); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for 
general filing requirements).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2), (d)(2).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of 
publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party's name, 
address and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any 
participant is a foreign national and a list of the 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 date 
and time to be determined.\16\ Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.
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    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues 
raised in the case briefs, within 120 days of publication of these 
preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, unless extended.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.\17\ Commerce 
intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the 
publication date of the final results of this review.
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    For assessment purposes, Commerce applied the assessment rate 
calculation method adopted in the Antidumping Final Modification.\18\ 
For any individually examined respondent whose weighted average dumping 
margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent) in the final results of 
this review, Commerce will calculate importer-specific assessment rates 
on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for 
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examined sales to the total entered value of sales, in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Where an importer- (or customer-) specific ad 
valorem rate is greater than de minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to 
collect the appropriate duties at the time of liquidation.\19\ Where 
either a respondent's weighted average dumping margin is zero or de 
minimis, or an importer- (or customer-) specific ad valorem is zero or 
de minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries 
without regard to antidumping duties.\20\
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    \18\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) 
(Antidumping Final Modification), in the manner described in more 
detail in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of this review for shipments of the 
subject merchandise from Vietnam entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by 
sections 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above 
that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that 
established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is 
zero or de minimis, then zero cash deposit will be required); (2) for 
previously examined Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese exporters not listed 
above that at the time of entry are eligible for a separate rate based 
on a prior completed segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate 
will continue to be the existing exporter-specific cash deposit rate; 
(3) for all Vietnamese exporters of subject merchandise that have not 
been found to be entitled to a separate rate at the time of entry, the 
cash deposit rate will be that for the Vietnamese-wide entity; and (4) 
for all non-Vietnamese exporters of subject merchandise that at the 
time of entry are not eligible for a separate rate, the cash deposit 
rate will be the rate applicable to the Vietnamese exporter that 
supplied that non-Vietnamese exporter. These deposit requirements, when 
imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    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 the POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double 
antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: November 7, 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. Discussion of the Methodology
V. Duty Absorption
VI. Currency Conversion
VII. Recommendation

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