Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand: Antidumping Duty Order, 68108-68109 [2019-27044]

Download as PDF 68108 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2019 / Notices Antidumping Duty Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–840] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand: Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand. DATES: Applicable December 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Halle or Robert Scully, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–0176 or (202) 482–0572, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on October 21, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation, including its affirmative determination of critical circumstances, with respect to imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand.1 On December 5, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of the LTFV imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand, and its determination that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Thailand.2 Scope of the Order jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The merchandise covered by this order is carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the appendix to this notice. 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 84 FR 56162 (October 21, 2019). 2 See Notification Letter from the ITC, dated December 5, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 On December 5, 2019, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand sold at LTFV, and further found that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Thailand. Therefore, in accordance with section 735(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce is issuing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that an industry in the United States is materially injured by imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand that are sold at LTFV, section 736(b)(1) of the Act is applicable. Accordingly, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise for entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rods from Thailand which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 7, 2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination.3 We will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative determination under section 735(b) of the Act, as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 736 of the Act, Commerce will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand as described in the appendix to this notice which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register. We will also instruct CBP to require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated customs duties on this merchandise, cash deposits for the subject merchandise equal to the 3 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 84 FR 38597 (August 7, 2019) (Preliminary Determination). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 estimated weighted average dumping margins listed below. The all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. In accordance with section 736(b)(2) of the Act, Commerce will instruct CBP to release any bond or other security, and refund any cash deposit made to secure the payment of antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption before the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative determination under section 735(b) of the Act. Further, Commerce will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation of, and to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties, entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s affirmative determination under section 735(b) of the Act. Provisional Measures Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request Commerce to extend that fourmonth period to no more than six months. Because no party requested an extension of provisional measures, provisional measures were in effect beginning on the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination and ending on December 5, 2019. Pursuant to section 737(b) of the Act, the collection of cash deposits at the rates listed above will begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 5, 2019, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Critical Circumstances In its final determination, the ITC did not make an affirmative critical E:\FR\FM\13DEN1.SGM 13DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 240 / Friday, December 13, 2019 / Notices circumstances finding with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Thailand that were subject to Commerce’s final affirmative critical circumstances determination. Accordingly, Commerce will instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after May 9, 2019 (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before August 7, 2019 (i.e., the publication date of the Preliminary Determination). Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/producer Tycoons Worldwide Group (Thailand) Co. Ltd ........................... All Others .................................... 20.83 20.83 Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ stats/iastats1.html. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: December 6, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the scope of this 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 hotrolled. In addition, the steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to these investigations 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Dec 12, 2019 Jkt 250001 Steel threaded rod is normally produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications ASTM A36, ASTM A193 B7/B7m, ASTM A193 B16, ASTM A307, ASTM A320 L7/L7M, ASTM A320 L43, ASTM A354 BC and BD, ASTM A449, ASTM F1554–36, ASTM F1554–55, ASTM F1554 Grade 105, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) specification ASME B18.31.3, and American Petroleum Institute (API) specification API 20E. All steel threaded rod meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of these investigations, 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 this 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 this investigation whether or not imported attached to, or in conjunction with, other parts and accessories such as nuts and washers. If carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such non-subject merchandise, only the threaded rod is included in the scope. Excluded from the scope of this investigation is: (1) Threaded rod, bar, or studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and the threading covers 25 percent or less of the total actual length; and (2) stainless steel threaded rod, defined as steel threaded rod containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with our without other elements. Excluded from the scope of the antidumping investigation on steel threaded rod from the People’s Republic of China is any merchandise covered by the existing antidumping order on Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 2009). Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation is threaded rod that is imported as part of a package of hardware in conjunction with a ready-to-assemble piece of furniture. Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, and 7318.15.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheading 7318.15.2095 and 7318.19.0000 of the HTSUS. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–27044 Filed 12–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68109 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–560–834] Utility Scale Wind Towers From Indonesia: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of utility scale wind towers (wind towers) from Indonesia. The period of investigation is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable December 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood or Andrew Medley, 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) 482–1959 or (202) 482–4987, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on August 6, 2019.1 On September 13, 2019, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2), Commerce published its postponement of the deadline for the preliminary determination of this investigation, and the revised deadline is now December 6, 2019.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics 1 See Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 84 FR 38216 (August 6, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 2 See Utility Scale Wind Towers from Canada, Indonesia, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Countervailing Duty Investigations, 84 FR 48329 (September 13, 2019). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination of the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Utility Scale Wind Towers from Indonesia,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 240 (Friday, December 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-840]


Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Thailand: Antidumping 
Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), 
Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy steel 
threaded rod from Thailand.

DATES: Applicable December 13, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Halle or Robert Scully, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-0176 or (202) 482-0572, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on October 21, 
2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the 
less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, including its affirmative 
determination of critical circumstances, with respect to imports of 
carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand.\1\ On December 5, 
2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination pursuant to 
section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured by reason of the LTFV imports of carbon 
and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand, and its determination that 
critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject 
merchandise from Thailand.\2\
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    \1\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand: Final 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final 
Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 84 FR 56162 
(October 21, 2019).
    \2\ See Notification Letter from the ITC, dated December 5, 
2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is carbon and alloy steel 
threaded rod from Thailand. For a complete description of the scope of 
the order, see the appendix to this notice.

Antidumping Duty Order

    On December 5, 2019, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this 
investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of 
the Act by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod 
from Thailand sold at LTFV, and further found that critical 
circumstances do not exist with respect to imports of subject 
merchandise from Thailand. Therefore, in accordance with section 
735(c)(2) of the Act, Commerce is issuing this antidumping duty order.
    Because the ITC determined that an industry in the United States is 
materially injured by imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod 
from Thailand that are sold at LTFV, section 736(b)(1) of the Act is 
applicable. Accordingly, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, 
antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the 
carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand exceeds the export 
price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise for entries of 
carbon and alloy steel threaded rods from Thailand which are entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 7, 
2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination.\3\ We 
will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the 
provisional measures period and before the date of publication of the 
ITC's final affirmative determination under section 735(b) of the Act, 
as further described below.
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    \3\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Thailand: 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 84 
FR 38597 (August 7, 2019) (Preliminary Determination).
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Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 736 of the Act, Commerce will instruct 
CBP to suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of carbon and 
alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand as described in the appendix to 
this notice which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC's notice of 
final determination in the Federal Register. We will also instruct CBP 
to require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit 
estimated customs duties on this merchandise, cash deposits for the 
subject merchandise equal to the estimated weighted average dumping 
margins listed below. The all-others rate applies to all producers or 
exporters not specifically listed.
    In accordance with section 736(b)(2) of the Act, Commerce will 
instruct CBP to release any bond or other security, and refund any cash 
deposit made to secure the payment of antidumping duties with respect 
to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption before the date of publication of the ITC's final 
affirmative determination under section 735(b) of the Act. Further, 
Commerce will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation 
of, and to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties, entries of 
carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand which are entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption prior to the date of 
publication of the ITC's affirmative determination under section 735(b) 
of the Act.

Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
Commerce to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. 
Because no party requested an extension of provisional measures, 
provisional measures were in effect beginning on the date of 
publication of the Preliminary Determination and ending on December 5, 
2019. Pursuant to section 737(b) of the Act, the collection of cash 
deposits at the rates listed above will begin on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final injury determination in the Federal 
Register.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from 
Thailand entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after December 5, 2019, the date on which the provisional measures 
expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of 
the ITC's final injury determination in the Federal Register. 
Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the 
ITC's final determination in the Federal Register.

Critical Circumstances

    In its final determination, the ITC did not make an affirmative 
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circumstances finding with respect to imports of subject merchandise 
from Thailand that were subject to Commerce's final affirmative 
critical circumstances determination. Accordingly, Commerce will 
instruct CBP to lift suspension and to refund any cash deposits made to 
secure the payment of estimated antidumping duties with respect to 
entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after May 9, 2019 (i.e., 90 days prior to the 
date of publication of the Preliminary Determination), but before 
August 7, 2019 (i.e., the publication date of the Preliminary 
Determination).

Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Tycoons Worldwide Group (Thailand) Co. Ltd..................       20.83
All Others..................................................       20.83
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Thailand pursuant to section 
736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping 
duty orders currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: December 6, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Order

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

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