Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018, 68407-68409 [2019-27027]

Download as PDF 68407 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2019 / Notices Exporter/producer Estimated weighted-average dumping margin (percent) Blefa GmbH ................................................................................................................................................................................. All Others ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 7.47 7.47 China Exporter Producer Ningbo Master International Trade Co., Ltd ......... Guangzhou Jingye Machinery Co., Ltd ................ Guangzhou Ulix Industrial & Trading Co., Ltd ..... China-Wide Entity ................................................. Ningbo Major Draft Beer Equipment Co., Ltd ...... Guangzhou Jingye Machinery Co., Ltd ................ Guangzhou Jingye Machinery Co., Ltd ................ ............................................................................... Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to refillable stainless steel kegs from Germany and China 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 11, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by the orders are kegs, vessels, or containers with bodies that are approximately cylindrical in shape, made from stainless steel (i.e., steel containing at least 10.5 percent chromium by weight and less than 1.2 percent carbon by weight, with or without other elements), and that are compatible with a ‘‘D Sankey’’ extractor (refillable stainless steel kegs) with a nominal liquid volume capacity of 10 liters or more, regardless of the type of finish, gauge, thickness, or grade of stainless steel, and whether or not covered by or encased in other materials. Refillable stainless steel kegs may be imported assembled or unassembled, with or without all components (including spears, couplers or taps, necks, collars, and valves), and be filled or unfilled. ‘‘Unassembled’’ or ‘‘unfinished’’ refillable stainless steel kegs include drawn stainless lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Estimated weighted-average dumping margin (percent ad valorem) 6 Entries of subject merchandise that were produced by Ningbo Major Draft Beer Equipment Co., Ltd., and exported by Ningbo Master International Trade Co., Ltd. are excluded from the antidumping duty order. 7 This producer/exporter combination is based on the rate calculated for Ningbo Master International Trade Co., Ltd. 8 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Dec 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 steel cylinders that have been welded to form the body of the keg and attached to an upper (top) chime and/or lower (bottom) chime. Unassembled refillable stainless steel kegs may or may not be welded to a neck, may or may not have a valve assembly attached, and may be otherwise complete except for testing, certification, and/or marking. Subject merchandise also includes refillable stainless steel kegs that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to, attachment of necks, collars, spears or valves, heat treatment, pickling, passivation, painting, testing, certification or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the orders if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope refillable stainless steel keg. Specifically excluded are the following: (1) Vessels or containers that are not approximately cylindrical in nature (e.g., box, ‘‘hopper’’ or ‘‘cone’’ shaped vessels); (2) stainless steel kegs, vessels, or containers that have either a ‘‘ball lock’’ valve system or a ‘‘pin lock’’ valve system (commonly known as ‘‘Cornelius,’’ ‘‘corny’’ or ‘‘ball lock’’ kegs); (3) necks, spears, couplers or taps, collars, and valves that are not imported with the subject merchandise; and (4) stainless steel kegs that are filled with beer, wine, or other liquid and that are designated by the Commissioner of Customs as Instruments of International Traffic within the meaning of section 332(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. The merchandise covered by the orders are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7310.10.0010, 7310.10.0050, 7310.29.0025, and 7310.29.0050. These HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of the orders is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–27128 Filed 12–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cash deposit rate (adjusted for subsidy offsets) (percent ad valorem) 6 0.00 7 0.00 8 0.00 77.13 N/A 0.0 0.0 63.60 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–883] Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On December 11, 2018, Commerce initiated the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hotrolled steel from Korea in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 This 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 63615 (December 11, 2018). E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 68408 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2019 / Notices review covers one mandatory respondent, Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai). The remaining companies, POSCO and POSCO Daewoo Corporation (collectively, POSCO), were not selected for individual examination and remain subject to this administrative review.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, resulting in a revised deadline for these preliminary results.3 Additionally, Commerce exercised its discretion to extend the deadline for the preliminary results until December 10, 2019.4 Scope of the Order 5 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES The products covered by this Order are certain hot-rolled steel products. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 2 Commerce previously determined that these companies are affiliated and should be treated as a single entity. In the absence of information indicating that we should reevaluate this finding, we are treating POSCO and POSCO Daewoo Corporation as a single entity. See Certain HotRolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 15228 (March 22, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM) at 6–8, unchanged in Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 53419 (August 12, 2016); see also Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017, 83 FR 56821 (November 14, 2018), and accompanying PDM at 8–9, unchanged in Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 84 FR 32720 (July 9, 2019), and accompanying IDM 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 Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2017–2018,’’ dated July 18, 2019; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Certain HotRolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Second Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2017–2018,’’ dated October 16, 2019. 5 See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016) (Order). 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Dec 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 Preliminary Determination of No Shipments On January 11, 2019, POSCO certified it had no reviewable entries, exports, or sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.7 To confirm POSCO’s no-shipment claims, Commerce issued a no-shipment inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and has received no information that contradicts POSCO’s no shipment claims.8 Therefore, we preliminarily determine that POSCO did not have any shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Consistent with Commerce’s practice, we will not rescind the review with respect to these companies, but, rather, will complete the review and issue instructions based on the final results.9 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of the 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 made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is available at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Rates for Non-Examined Companies The statute and Commerce’s regulations do not address the establishment of a rate to be applied to 7 See POSCO’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from South Korea, Case No. A–580– 883: No Shipment Letter,’’ dated January 11, 2019. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: POSCO’s No Shipments Inquiry Instructions,’’ dated December 5, 2019. 9 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission of Review, Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2012–2013, 79 FR 15951, 15952 (March 24, 2014), unchanged in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Review; 2012–2013, 79 FR 51306, 51307 (August 28, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 companies not selected for individual examination when Commerce limits its examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Act. Generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a market economy investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for companies which were not selected for individual examination in an administrative review. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-others rate is normally ‘‘an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the basis of facts available}.’’ In this review, we have preliminarily calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for Hyundai that is not zero, de minimis, or determined entirely on the basis of facts available. Accordingly, we have preliminarily assigned to the companies not individually examined in this review a margin of 0.94 percent, which is the calculated weightedaverage dumping margin for Hyundai.10 Preliminary Results of the Review We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018: Exporter/producer Hyundai Steel Company ............. POSCO/POSCO Daewoo Corporation ................................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 0.94 0.94 Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these preliminary results of review to interested parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Commerce will establish a deadline for interested parties to submit case briefs and rebuttal briefs at a later date.11 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.12 Case and 10 The non-examined companies subject to this review are: POSCO and POSCO Daewoo Corporation. 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 241 / Monday, December 16, 2019 / Notices rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS 13 and must be served on interested parties.14 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. 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, filed electronically via Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS. An electronically filed request must be received successfully in its entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.15 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. 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 the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any case or rebuttal briefs, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless extended.17 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon completion of this administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If Hyundai’s weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem antidumping duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importerspecific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is not zero or de minimis. If Hyundai’s weighted-average dumping margin is generally 19 CFR 351.303. 19 CFR 351.303(f). 15 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 16 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 17 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act; and 19 CFR 351.213(h). zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.18 In accordance with Commerce’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Hyundai for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined to the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate those entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.19 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Hyundai and POSCO in the final results of review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which they were reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review or the original investigation but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 6.05 percent, the allothers rate established in the less-thanfair-value investigation. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 Dec 13, 2019 Jkt 250001 18 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 19 For PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 9, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Cash Deposit Requirements 13 See 14 See 68409 List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments V. Affiliation VI. Particular Market Situation VII. Discussion of the Methodology VIII. Currency Conversion IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–27027 Filed 12–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XY050] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; North Pacific Observer Program Standard Ex-Vessel Prices National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: NMFS publishes standard exvessel prices for groundfish and halibut for the calculation of the observer fee under the North Pacific Observer Program (Observer Program). This notice is intended to provide information to vessel owners, processors, registered buyers, and other Observer Program participants about the standard ex-vessel prices that will be SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-883]


Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of 
Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 
and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that sales of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) 
from the Republic of Korea (Korea) were made at less than normal value 
during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2017 through September 30, 
2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary 
results.

DATES: Applicable December 16, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3251.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 11, 2018, Commerce initiated the administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Korea in 
accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act).\1\ This

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review covers one mandatory respondent, Hyundai Steel Company 
(Hyundai). The remaining companies, POSCO and POSCO Daewoo Corporation 
(collectively, POSCO), were not selected for individual examination and 
remain subject to this administrative review.\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, resulting in a revised deadline for 
these preliminary results.\3\ Additionally, Commerce exercised its 
discretion to extend the deadline for the preliminary results until 
December 10, 2019.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 63615 (December 11, 2018).
    \2\ Commerce previously determined that these companies are 
affiliated and should be treated as a single entity. In the absence 
of information indicating that we should reevaluate this finding, we 
are treating POSCO and POSCO Daewoo Corporation as a single entity. 
See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of 
Korea: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 15228 
(March 22, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
(PDM) at 6-8, unchanged in Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, 81 FR 53419 (August 12, 2016); see also Certain 
Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-
2017, 83 FR 56821 (November 14, 2018), and accompanying PDM at 8-9, 
unchanged in Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the 
Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2016-2017, 84 FR 32720 (July 9, 2019), and accompanying IDM 
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 Memorandum, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2017-2018,'' 
dated July 18, 2019; see also Memorandum, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Steel 
Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Second Extension of 
Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 2017-2018,'' dated October 16, 2019.
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Scope of the Order \5\
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    \5\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, 
Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic 
of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative 
Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and 
the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 
(October 3, 2016) (Order).
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    The products covered by this Order are certain hot-rolled steel 
products. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-
Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    On January 11, 2019, POSCO certified it had no reviewable entries, 
exports, or sales of subject merchandise to the United States during 
the POR.\7\ To confirm POSCO's no-shipment claims, Commerce issued a 
no-shipment inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and has 
received no information that contradicts POSCO's no shipment claims.\8\ 
Therefore, we preliminarily determine that POSCO did not have any 
shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Consistent with 
Commerce's practice, we will not rescind the review with respect to 
these companies, but, rather, will complete the review and issue 
instructions based on the final results.\9\
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    \7\ See POSCO's Letter, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from South Korea, Case No. A-580-883: No Shipment Letter,'' dated 
January 11, 2019.
    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from the Republic of Korea: POSCO's No Shipments Inquiry 
Instructions,'' dated December 5, 2019.
    \9\ See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand; 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 
Partial Rescission of Review, Preliminary Determination of No 
Shipments; 2012-2013, 79 FR 15951, 15952 (March 24, 2014), unchanged 
in Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Final Determination of No 
Shipments, and Partial Rescission of Review; 2012-2013, 79 FR 51306, 
51307 (August 28, 2014).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying 
these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A 
list of the 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 made available to the public via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In 
addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and 
electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Rates for Non-Examined Companies

    The statute and Commerce's regulations do not address the 
establishment of a rate to be applied to companies not selected for 
individual examination when Commerce limits its examination in an 
administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Act. 
Generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which 
provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a market 
economy investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for 
companies which were not selected for individual examination in an 
administrative review. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-
others rate is normally ``an amount equal to the weighted average of 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for 
exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero 
or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the 
basis of facts available{time} .''
    In this review, we have preliminarily calculated a weighted-average 
dumping margin for Hyundai that is not zero, de minimis, or determined 
entirely on the basis of facts available. Accordingly, we have 
preliminarily assigned to the companies not individually examined in 
this review a margin of 0.94 percent, which is the calculated weighted-
average dumping margin for Hyundai.\10\
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    \10\ The non-examined companies subject to this review are: 
POSCO and POSCO Daewoo Corporation.
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Preliminary Results of the Review

    We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average 
dumping margin exists for the period October 1, 2017 through September 
30, 2018:

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                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Hyundai Steel Company.......................................        0.94
POSCO/POSCO Daewoo Corporation..............................        0.94
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these 
preliminary results of review to interested parties within five days of 
the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b). Commerce will establish a deadline for interested parties 
to submit case briefs and rebuttal briefs at a later date.\11\ Parties 
who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are 
encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; 
(2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\12\ Case and

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rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS \13\ and must be served on 
interested parties.\14\ Executive summaries should be limited to five 
pages total, including footnotes.
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \13\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.303(f).
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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, filed electronically via 
Commerce's electronic records system, ACCESS. An electronically filed 
request must be received successfully in its entirety by 5:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time within 30 days of the date of publication of this 
notice.\15\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues parties intend to discuss. 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 the date, time, and location of the hearing two days 
before the scheduled date.
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any case or rebuttal briefs, no later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, unless extended.\17\
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    \17\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act; and 19 CFR 351.213(h).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of this administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries. If Hyundai's weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de 
minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) in the final results of this 
review, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem antidumping duty 
assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping 
calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total entered value 
of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate 
calculated in the final results of this review is not zero or de 
minimis. If Hyundai's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de 
minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries 
without regard to antidumping duties. The final results of this review 
shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries 
of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for 
future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.\18\
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    \18\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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    In accordance with Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' practice, 
for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Hyundai 
for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined to the 
United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate those entries at the 
all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) 
involved in the transaction.\19\
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    \19\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Hyundai and 
POSCO in the final results of review will be equal to the weighted-
average dumping margin established in the final results of this 
administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or 
exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of 
the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding in which they were reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a 
firm covered in this review or the original investigation but the 
producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established 
for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the 
producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other 
producers or exporters will continue to be 6.05 percent, the all-others 
rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation. These cash 
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 this POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled 
antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This administrative review and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 9, 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. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
V. Affiliation
VI. Particular Market Situation
VII. Discussion of the Methodology
VIII. Currency Conversion
IX. Recommendation

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