Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 68884-68886 [2019-27138]

Download as PDF 68884 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices October 11, 2019, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret submitted a request asking Commerce to reject the petitioners’ request for an administrative review with respect to Borusan, maintaining that Borusan was specifically excluded from the antidumping order on OCTG and, thus, should not be part of the administrative review.4 Subsequently, on October 30, 2019, the petitioners timely withdrew their request of an administrative review with regard to entries by Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret, Borusan Istikbal Ticaret, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Yatirim Holding, and Borusan Lojistik Dag. Deg. Tas Ve (collectively, Borusan).5 On November 12, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OCTG from Turkey with respect to 12 companies.6 Rescission of Administrative Review jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review ‘‘in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of notice of initiation of the requested review.’’ On November 26, 2019, the petitioners timely withdrew their request for review of all remaining companies.7 Because we received no other requests for review of Bak(r Grup Makine ˙Imalat Bak(m Montaj Demontaj Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. S ¸ ti., Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Hydra ˙Ins¸aat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim S ¸ irketi, Kalibre Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret, NETBORU San. ve D(s¸. Tic. Koll. S ¸ ti., Tosc¸elik, Y(lmaz Pipo, and Yucel Boru Ithalat-Ihracat ve Pazarlama A.S., we are rescinding the administrative review of OCTG from Turkey covering the period September Hydra ˙Ins¸aat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim S ¸ irketi, Kalibre Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret, NETBORU San. ve D(s¸. Tic. Koll. S ¸ ti., Tosc ¸elik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. and its affiliates (collectively, Tosc¸elik), Y(lmaz Pipo, and Yucel Boru Ithalat-Ihracat ve Pazarlama A.S. 4 See Borusan’s Letter to Commerce, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from Turkey, Case No. A–489–816: Request to Reject Petitioners’ Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated October 11, 2019. 5 See the petitioners’ Letter to Commerce, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from Turkey: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order Re: Borusan,’’ dated October 30, 2019. 6 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 61011 (November 12, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 7 See petitioners’ Letter to Commerce, ‘‘Oil Country Tubular Goods from Turkey: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order,’’ date November 26, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019, in its entirety, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Assessment [A–583–859] Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of OCTG from Turkey during the period September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019, at rates equal to the cash deposit rate of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (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 sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: December 11, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–27136 Filed 12–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Power Steel Co., Ltd. (Power Steel), an exporter of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Taiwan, sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) March 7, 2017 through September 30, 2018. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace and Leo Ayala, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6251 and (202) 482–3945, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on rebar from Taiwan in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On December 11, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the Order covering two companies.2 On December 18, 2019, we issued the standard antidumping duty questionnaire to Power Steel and Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd (Lo-Toun Steel).3 On February 15, 2019, Lo-Toun Steel withdrew its self-request for administrative review.4 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order, 82 FR 45809 (October 2, 2017) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 63615 (December 11, 2018) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Questionnaire,’’ dated December 18, 2019. 4 See Lo-Toun Steel’s Letter, ‘‘Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review on behalf of LoToun,’’ dated February 15, 2019 (Lo-Toun Steel’s Withdrawal). E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 28, 2019.5 On August 7 and October 8, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary results of this review.6 Accordingly, the deadline for these preliminary results is December 10, 2019. Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order is steel concrete reinforcing bar from Taiwan. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Commerce initiated a review of two companies in this proceeding: Power Steel and Lo-Toun Steel.8 We are rescinding this administrative review with respect to Lo-Toun Steel, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), because the sole review request for Lo-Toun Steel was timely withdrawn.9 Accordingly, Power Steel is the only remaining company subject to this administrative review. Methodology jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751 of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying the preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users 5 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. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Extension of Deadline for the Preliminary Results of the Review,’’ dated August 7, 2019; and Memorandum, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Second Extension of Deadline for the Preliminary Results of the Review,’’ dated October 8, 2019. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan; 2017–2018’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 8 See Initiation Notice. 9 See Lo-Toun Steel’s Withdrawal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period of March 7, 2017 through September 30, 2018: Exporter/producer Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Power Steel Co., Ltd .................. 4.01 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If Power Steel’s weightedaverage dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 percent), we will calculate an importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rate 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).10 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 Power Steel’s weightedaverage 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 this review where applicable. In accordance with Commerce’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Power Steel for which the company did not know that the merchandise was destined for the 10 In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation methodology adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68885 United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate those entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following 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 Power Steel will be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if the ad valorem rate is de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not covered in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the companyspecific rate published for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding in which the company was reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior 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 subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 3.50 percent, the all-others rate established in the investigation.11 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties will have the opportunity to comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or written comments 30 days following the publication of the preliminary results. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of 11 See Order, 82 FR at 45810. 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 12 See E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 68886 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS. 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 ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; (3) whether any participant is a foreign national; and (4) 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.13 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined.14 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Notification to Importers jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review V. Comparisons to Normal Value VI. Date of Sale VII. Export Price VIII. Normal Value IX. Currency Conversion X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–27138 Filed 12–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XR067] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to U.S. Navy 2020 Ice Exercise Activities in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from the United States Department of the Navy (Navy) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to Ice Exercise 2020 (ICEX20) north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorizations and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. The Navy’s activities are considered military readiness activities pursuant to the MMPA, as amended by the National SUMMARY: This notice 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. 13 See Dated: December 10, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (NDAA). DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than January 16, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. Physical comments should be sent to 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and electronic comments should be sent to ITP.Fowler@noaa.gov. Instructions: NMFS is not responsible for comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period. Comments received electronically, including all attachments, must not exceed a 25megabyte file size. All comments received are a part of the public record and will generally be posted online at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit confidential business information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Fowler, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. Electronic copies of the application and supporting documents, as well as a list of the references cited in this document, may be obtained online at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The MMPA prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals, with certain exceptions. Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce (as delegated to NMFS) to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed incidental take authorization may be provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-859]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Taiwan: Preliminary Results 
and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-
2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
Power Steel Co., Ltd. (Power Steel), an exporter of steel concrete 
reinforcing bar (rebar) from Taiwan, sold subject merchandise in the 
United States at prices below normal value during the period of review 
(POR) March 7, 2017 through September 30, 2018. We invite all 
interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable December 17, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace and Leo Ayala, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6251 and (202) 482-3945, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on rebar from Taiwan in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) 
of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On December 11, 2018, 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an 
administrative review of the Order covering two companies.\2\ On 
December 18, 2019, we issued the standard antidumping duty 
questionnaire to Power Steel and Lo-Toun Steel and Iron Works Co., Ltd 
(Lo-Toun Steel).\3\ On February 15, 2019, Lo-Toun Steel withdrew its 
self-request for administrative review.\4\ Commerce exercised its 
discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal

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government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of 
operations on January 28, 2019.\5\ On August 7 and October 8, 2019, 
Commerce postponed the preliminary results of this review.\6\ 
Accordingly, the deadline for these preliminary results is December 10, 
2019.
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    \1\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Antidumping 
Duty Order, 82 FR 45809 (October 2, 2017) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 63615 (December 11, 2018) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \3\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Antidumping Duty Questionnaire,'' 
dated December 18, 2019.
    \4\ See Lo-Toun Steel's Letter, ``Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review on behalf of Lo-Toun,'' dated February 15, 
2019 (Lo-Toun Steel's Withdrawal).
    \5\ 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.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from 
Taiwan: Extension of Deadline for the Preliminary Results of the 
Review,'' dated August 7, 2019; and Memorandum, ``Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan: Second Extension of Deadline for the 
Preliminary Results of the Review,'' dated October 8, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the Order is steel concrete reinforcing bar 
from Taiwan. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.\7\
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    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Taiwan; 2017-2018'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Commerce initiated a review of two companies in this proceeding: 
Power Steel and Lo-Toun Steel.\8\ We are rescinding this administrative 
review with respect to Lo-Toun Steel, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), 
because the sole review request for Lo-Toun Steel was timely 
withdrawn.\9\ Accordingly, Power Steel is the only remaining company 
subject to this administrative review.
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    \8\ See Initiation Notice.
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Methodology

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

Preliminary Results

    We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average 
dumping margin exists for the period of March 7, 2017 through September 
30, 2018:

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                                                               average
                     Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                              (percent)
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Power Steel Co., Ltd.......................................        4.01
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If Power 
Steel's weighted-average dumping margin is above de minimis (i.e., 0.50 
percent), we will calculate an importer-specific ad valorem duty 
assessment rate 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).\10\ 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 Power Steel'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 this review where applicable.
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    \10\ In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the 
assessment rate calculation methodology adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012).
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    In accordance with Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' practice, 
for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Power 
Steel for which the company did not know that the merchandise was 
destined for 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 involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to 
CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this 
review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following 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 Power Steel will 
be the rate established in the final results of this review (except, if 
the ad valorem rate is de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be 
zero); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not 
covered in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the 
company-specific rate published for the most recently-completed segment 
of this proceeding in which the company was reviewed; (3) if the 
exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior 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 subject merchandise; and (4) the 
cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will 
continue to be 3.50 percent, the all-others rate established in the 
investigation.\11\
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    These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties will have the opportunity to 
comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/or 
written comments 30 days following the publication of the preliminary 
results. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may 
be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case 
briefs.\12\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who 
submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review are encouraged to 
submit with each argument: (1) A statement of

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the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities. Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
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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 
ACCESS. An electronically-filed document must be received successfully 
in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: 
(1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; (3) whether any participant is a foreign national; and 
(4) 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.\13\ If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce 
intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be 
determined.\14\ Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and 
location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final 
results of this administrative review, which will include the results 
of its analysis of issues raised in any briefs, within 120 days of 
publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Notification to Importers

    This notice 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

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

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

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review
V. Comparisons to Normal Value
VI. Date of Sale
VII. Export Price
VIII. Normal Value
IX. Currency Conversion
X. Recommendation

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