Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 70495-70496 [2019-27643]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices review claims regarding reimbursement for cleanup of petroleum storage tank discharges has been prepared and is available upon request from Maggie Rhodes, Director, Financial Assistance Programs Division, NRCS, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 5237 South Building, Washington, DC 20250. This determination is in accordance with Section 126 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended (26 U.S.C. 126), and permits recipients of cost share payments to exclude such payments from gross income to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. Matthew Lohr, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27581 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain heavy walled rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 4 mm. The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. While the HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specification are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description is dispositive.3 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Analysis of Comments Received International Trade Administration A list of the issues raised by interested parties and to which we responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is provided in the appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. [C–489–825] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Ozdemir), an exporter/ producer of heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable December 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaron Moore or Janae Martin, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3640 or (202) 482–0238, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 The deadline for the final results of this administrative review is December 19, 2019. Background On August 21, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.1 For a 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 70495 Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a governmentprovided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific. For a full description of the methodology underlying Commerce’s conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of Administrative Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we determine the following net countervailable subsidy rate for Ozdemir during the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017: Company Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti ........................ Subsidy rate (percent) 0.24 (de minimis) Assessment Rates Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b).4 Because we calculated a de minimis margin for Ozdemir in the final results of this review, we intend to instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to countervailing duties. Commerce intends to issue the appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Changes From the Preliminary Results Cash Deposit Requirement Based on our analysis of the comments received, Commerce made certain revisions to the subsidy rate calculations for Ozdemir. The Issues and Decision Memorandum contains descriptions of these revisions. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the appropriate rates. For shipments of subject merchandise by Ozdemir entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these final results, the cash deposit rate will be zero. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 84 FR 43583 (August 21, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results: Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum), at 2. 3 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Issues and Decision Memorandum at 2– 3. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act; 19 CFR 351.212(b). E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 70496 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 246 / Monday, December 23, 2019 / Notices shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties These final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: December 17, 2019. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. APPENDIX I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Period of Review V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Provision of Hot-Rolled Steel (HRS) for Less Than Adequate Renumeration (LTAR): Whether To Include Value-Added Tax (VAT) on Imported HRS Comment 2: Deduction From Taxable Income for Export Revenue: Whether To Use Amount Listed in Ozdemir’s 2016 or 2017 Tax Return VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–27643 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [C–351–844] Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cold-rolled steel flat products (CRS flat lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Dec 20, 2019 Jkt 250001 Background On September 3, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on CRS flat products from Brazil for the POR.1 Commerce received a timely request from the petitioner, United States Steel Corporation, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an administrative review of this CVD order for seven companies.2 On November 12, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation with respect to these companies.3 On November 19, 2019, the petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review for all seven companies.4 Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The petitioner withdrew its request for review before the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of this order. Therefore, we are rescinding the administrative review of the CVD order on CRS flat products from Brazil covering the period January 1, 2018, 1 See International Trade Administration AGENCY: products) from Brazil for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable December 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Miller, 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) 482–3906. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 45949 (September 3, 2019). 2 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil: Request for Administrative Review of Countervailing Duty Order,’’ dated September 30, 2019 (request for review of: Aperam Inox America do Sul S.A.; Armco do Brasil S.A.; Arvedi Metalfer do Brasil; Companhia Siderurgica Nacional; NVent do Brasil Eletrometalurgica; Signode Brasileira Ltda.; and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (Usiminas)). 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 61011 (November 12, 2019). 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Countervailing Duty Order,’’ dated November 19, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 through December 31, 2018, in its entirety. Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing 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 directly to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice serves as the only 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. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: December 17, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–27642 Filed 12–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–095, C–570–096] Aluminum Wire and Cable From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders 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 antidumping duty AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-825]


Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 
countervailable subsidies are not being provided to Ozdemir Boru Profil 
San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Ozdemir), an exporter/producer of heavy walled 
rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) 
from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), during the period of review (POR) 
January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

DATES: Applicable December 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaron Moore or Janae Martin, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3640 or (202) 
482-0238, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 21, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
this administrative review.\1\ For a description of the events that 
occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.\2\ The deadline for the final results of this 
administrative review is December 19, 2019.
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    \1\ See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 84 FR 43583 (August 
21, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results: Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty 
Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Turkey,'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum), at 
2.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain heavy walled 
rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including 
square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 
4 mm. The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 
7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. 
While the HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specification are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description is 
dispositive.\3\
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    \3\ For a complete description of the scope of the order, see 
Issues and Decision Memorandum at 2-3.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    A list of the issues raised by interested parties and to which we 
responded in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is provided in the 
appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public 
document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room 
B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes From the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of the comments received, Commerce made 
certain revisions to the subsidy rate calculations for Ozdemir. The 
Issues and Decision Memorandum contains descriptions of these 
revisions.

Methodology

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we find that there is a 
subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives 
rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific. 
For a full description of the methodology underlying Commerce's 
conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Final Results of Administrative Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we determine the following 
net countervailable subsidy rate for Ozdemir during the period January 
1, 2017 through December 31, 2017:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                         Company                             (percent)
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Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti...............        0.24 (de
                                                                minimis)
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Assessment Rates

    Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.212(b).\4\ Because we calculated a de minimis margin for 
Ozdemir in the final results of this review, we intend to instruct CBP 
to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to countervailing 
duties.
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    \4\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act; 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    Commerce intends to issue the appropriate assessment instructions 
to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of 
this review.

Cash Deposit Requirement

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce also intends 
to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties at the appropriate rates. For shipments of subject merchandise 
by Ozdemir entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the date of publication of these final results, the cash deposit 
rate will be zero. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to 
continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific 
or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These 
cash deposit requirements, when imposed,

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shall remain in effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of 
APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO 
is a violation which is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These final results are issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: December 17, 2019.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

APPENDIX

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Period of Review
V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. Analysis of Programs
VII. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Provision of Hot-Rolled Steel (HRS) for Less Than 
Adequate Renumeration (LTAR): Whether To Include Value-Added Tax 
(VAT) on Imported HRS
    Comment 2: Deduction From Taxable Income for Export Revenue: 
Whether To Use Amount Listed in Ozdemir's 2016 or 2017 Tax Return
VIII. Recommendation

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