Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Taiwan: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 67258-67260 [2019-26457]

Download as PDF 67258 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2019 / Notices Commissioner of Customs: November 20, 2019. Docket Number: 19–014. Applicant: University of Chicago Argonne LLC, Operator of Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439–4873. Instrument: Q2 magnets. Manufacturer: SigmaPhi, France. Intended Use: According to the applicant, the instrument is a component of a 4th generation synchrotron accelerator, i.e., the Advanced Photon Source Upgrade (APSU) which will be used to study ultra-bright, high-energy x-ray beams to more than 5000 (and growing) scientists from across the United States. APSU provides x-ray beams of a broad parameters that allow scientists to collect data in unprecedented detail and in amazingly short time frames. The research results our users achieved through APS constantly make real and positive impact on our technologies, health, economy, and fundamental understandings of the materials that make up our world. Justification for Duty-Free Entry: There are no instruments of the same general category manufactured in the United States. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: November 2, 2017. Dated: December 3, 2019. Gregory W. Campbell, Director, Subsidies Enforcement, Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2019–26458 Filed 12–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–865] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Taiwan: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 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 Taiwan is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable December 9, 2019. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Dec 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski or William Langley, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1395 or (202) 482–3861, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 25, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of this LTFV investigation in which Commerce found that steel threaded rod from Taiwan was sold at LTFV.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. We received no comments from interested parties. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are steel threaded rod from Taiwan. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see the appendix to this notice. Scope Comments On July 22, 2019, we issued a Preliminary Scope Memorandum.2 The scope case briefs were due on August 28, 2019.3 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 each of the mandatory respondents in this investigation (i.e., Quintain Steel Co. Ltd. (Quintain Steel), Top Forever Screws Co. Ltd. (Top Forever), Fastenal Asia Pacific Ltd. TW Repres (Fastenal), QST International Corporation (QST), and Ta Chen Steel Pipe Ltd. (Ta Chen)) did not provide the information requested by Commerce, and Commerce determined that each of the examined respondents have been uncooperative, we did not conduct verification.4 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 84 FR 50382 (September 25, 2019) (Preliminary Determination). 2 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 Decision Memorandum). 3 The scope case briefs were due 30 days after the publication of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 84 FR 36578 (July 29, 2019). See Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum at 3. 4 See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 50382. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Analysis of Comments Received As stated above, we did not receive comments in response to the Preliminary Determination. For the final determination, Commerce made no changes to the Preliminary Determination. Use of Adverse Facts Available We continue to find, as stated in the Preliminary Determination, that the mandatory respondents Quintain, Top Forever, Fastenal, QST, and Ta Chen 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).5 Further, we continue to find that Quintain Steel, Top Forever, Fastenal, QST, and Ta Chen failed to cooperate to the best of their abilities 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 margins, in accordance with section 776(b) of the Act.6 We further continue to select the only dumping margin alleged in the Petition 7 as the rate applicable to Quintain Steel, Top Forever, Fastenal, QST, and Ta Chen.8 As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, we continue to assign the single dumping margin alleged in the Petition 9 as the all-others rate applicable to all exporters and/or producers not individually examined.10 Final Determination Commerce determines that the following estimated weighted-average dumping margins exist: Exporter or producer Quintain Steel Co. Ltd .............. Top Forever Screws Co. Ltd .... Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 32.26 32.26 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan,’’ dated September 18, 2019 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) 6 Id. 7 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand,’’ dated February 21, 2019 (Petition). 8 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Others Rate 9 See Petition. 10 For a full description of the methodology underlying Commerce’s analysis, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2019 / Notices International Trade Commission (ITC) Notification Exporter or producer In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, Commerce will notify the ITC of its final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final Fastenal Asia Pacific Ltd. TW determination in this proceeding is Repres ................................... 32.26 affirmative, in accordance with QST International Corporation 32.26 Ta Chen Steel Pipe Ltd ............ 32.26 section735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will All Others .................................. 32.26 make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or Continuation of Suspension of threatened with material injury, by Liquidation reason of imports or sales (or the In accordance with section likelihood of sales) of steel threaded rod 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct from Taiwan no later than 45 days after U.S. Customs and Border Protection our final determination. If the ITC (CBP) to continue to suspend determines that material injury or threat liquidation of all unliquidated entries of of material injury does not exist, the subject merchandise which were proceeding will be terminated, and all entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, cash deposits will be refunded. If the for consumption on or after September ITC determines that such injury does 25, 2019, which is the date of exist, Commerce will issue an publication of the Preliminary antidumping duty order directing CBP Determination in the Federal Register. to assess, upon further instruction by Pursuant to section 735(c)(1) of the Commerce, antidumping duties on all Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), Commerce imports of the subject merchandise will instruct CBP to require cash entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, deposits equal to the estimated for consumption on or after the effective weighted-average dumping margins date of the suspension of liquidation, as indicated in the table above as follows: discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of (1) The cash deposit rate for the Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. respondents listed above will be equal Administrative Protective Orders to the company-specific estimated (APOs) weighted-average dumping margins This notice serves as a reminder to determined in this final determination; parties subject to APO of their (2) if the exporter is not a respondent responsibility concerning the identified above, but the producer is, disposition of proprietary information then the cash deposit rate will be equal disclosed under APO in accordance to the company-specific estimated with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely weighted-average dumping margin written notification of the return or established for that producer of the destruction of APO materials, or subject merchandise; and (3) the cash conversion to judicial protective order, deposit rate for all other producers or is hereby requested. Failure to comply exporters will be 32.26 percent, the allwith the regulations and the terms of an others weighted-average dumping margin. These suspension of liquidation APO is a violation subject to sanction. and cash deposit instructions will Notification to Interested Parties remain in effect until further notice. This determination and this notice are Disclosure issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act Normally, Commerce discloses to and 19 CFR 352.210(c). interested parties the calculations performed in connection with a final Dated: December 3, 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 I—Scope of the Investigation of final determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR The merchandise covered by the scope of the investigation is carbon and alloy steel 351.224(b). However, because threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain Commerce applied adverse facts threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon or alloy available (AFA) to the individually steel, having a solid, circular cross section of examined companies in this any diameter, in any straight length. Steel investigation, in accordance with threaded rod is normally drawn, cold-rolled, section 776 of the Act, and the applied threaded, and straightened, or it may be hotAFA rate is based solely on the Petition, rolled. In addition, the steel threaded rod, there are no calculations to disclose. bar, or studs subject to the investigation are khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Dec 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67259 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 A329 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 the 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 investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the threaded rod. Carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are also included in the scope of the 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 the investigation 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 the 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 E:\FR\FM\09DEN1.SGM 09DEN1 67260 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 236 / Monday, December 9, 2019 / Notices subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–26457 Filed 12–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) Please National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 7, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Maureen O’Reilly, Management Analyst, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20889-1710, (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-865]


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

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 Taiwan is being, 
or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018 through 
December 31, 2018. The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins 
of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of 
this notice.

DATES: Applicable December 9, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski or William 
Langley, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1395 
or (202) 482-3861, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 25, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary 
Determination of this LTFV investigation in which Commerce found that 
steel threaded rod from Taiwan was sold at LTFV.\1\ 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 Taiwan: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, 84 FR 50382 (September 25, 2019) (Preliminary Determination).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are steel threaded rod 
from Taiwan. For a complete description of the scope of this 
investigation, see the appendix to this notice.

Scope Comments

    On July 22, 2019, we issued a Preliminary Scope Memorandum.\2\ The 
scope case briefs were due on August 28, 2019.\3\ 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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    \2\ 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 Decision Memorandum).
    \3\ The scope case briefs were due 30 days after the publication 
of Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty 
Determination, 84 FR 36578 (July 29, 2019). See Preliminary Scope 
Decision Memorandum at 3.
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Verification

    Because each of the mandatory respondents in this investigation 
(i.e., Quintain Steel Co. Ltd. (Quintain Steel), Top Forever Screws Co. 
Ltd. (Top Forever), Fastenal Asia Pacific Ltd. TW Repres (Fastenal), 
QST International Corporation (QST), and Ta Chen Steel Pipe Ltd. (Ta 
Chen)) did not provide the information requested by Commerce, and 
Commerce determined that each of the examined respondents have been 
uncooperative, we did not conduct verification.\4\
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    \4\ See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 50382.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    As stated above, we did not receive comments in response to the 
Preliminary Determination. For the final determination, Commerce made 
no changes to the Preliminary Determination.

Use of Adverse Facts Available

    We continue to find, as stated in the Preliminary Determination, 
that the mandatory respondents Quintain, Top Forever, Fastenal, QST, 
and Ta Chen 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).\5\ Further, we continue to find that Quintain Steel, 
Top Forever, Fastenal, QST, and Ta Chen failed to cooperate to the best 
of their abilities 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 margins, in accordance with section 776(b) of the Act.\6\ We 
further continue to select the only dumping margin alleged in the 
Petition \7\ as the rate applicable to Quintain Steel, Top Forever, 
Fastenal, QST, and Ta Chen.\8\
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Carbon 
and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan,'' dated September 18, 2019 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum)
    \6\ Id.
    \7\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Petitions for the Imposition of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Carbon and Alloy Steel 
Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of China, India, Taiwan, and 
Thailand,'' dated February 21, 2019 (Petition).
    \8\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate
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    As discussed in the Preliminary Determination, we continue to 
assign the single dumping margin alleged in the Petition \9\ as the 
all-others rate applicable to all exporters and/or producers not 
individually examined.\10\
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    \9\ See Petition.
    \10\ For a full description of the methodology underlying 
Commerce's analysis, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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Final Determination

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

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Quintain Steel Co. Ltd.....................................        32.26
Top Forever Screws Co. Ltd.................................        32.26

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Fastenal Asia Pacific Ltd. TW Repres.......................        32.26
QST International Corporation..............................        32.26
Ta Chen Steel Pipe Ltd.....................................        32.26
All Others.................................................        32.26
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all unliquidated entries of subject merchandise 
which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after September 25, 2019, which is the date of publication of the 
Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), 
Commerce will instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margins indicated in the table above 
as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondents 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 or exporters will be 32.26 percent, the all-others 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 final 
determination in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b). However, because Commerce applied adverse facts available 
(AFA) to the individually examined companies 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 (ITC) Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, Commerce will notify 
the ITC of its final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. 
Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in 
accordance with section735(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 or sales (or the likelihood of sales) of steel 
threaded rod from Taiwan no later than 45 days after our 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, as discussed above in the 
``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation'' section.

Administrative Protective Orders (APOs)

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their 
responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). 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 the terms of an APO is a violation 
subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination and this notice are issued and published 
pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
352.210(c).

    Dated: December 3, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by the scope of the investigation is 
carbon and alloy steel 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 the 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 A329 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 the 
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 investigation if performed in the 
country of manufacture of the threaded rod.
    Carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are also included in the 
scope of the 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 the investigation 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 the 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

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subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes 
only. The written description of the scope is dispositive.

[FR Doc. 2019-26457 Filed 12-6-19; 8:45 am]
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