Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 71372-71373 [2019-27933]

Download as PDF 71372 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 248 / Friday, December 27, 2019 / Notices on pasta from Italy.5 On November 15, 2019, Indalco withdrew its request for an administrative review.6 On November 18, 2019, DeLuca and Tesa withdrew their requests for administrative reviews.7 Rescission of Review 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 publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. DeLuca, Indalco and Tesa withdrew their requests within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety. Assessment Commerce intends to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of pasta from Italy. Countervailing duties 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 to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to all 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, which continues to govern business proprietary information. 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. 5 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242 (September 9, 2019). 6 See Indalco’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Pasta From Italy: Withdrawal of Request for CVD Administrative Review of Indalco S.p.A.,’’ dated November 15, 2019. 7 See DeLuca’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Dry Pasta from Italy; C–475–819; Withdrawal of Request for Review,’’ dated November 18, 2019; see also Tesa’s Letter, ‘‘Pasta from Italy: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated November 18, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Dec 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 Notification to Interested Parties 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 19, 2019. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019–27936 Filed 12–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P brief, the petitioner requested that Commerce conduct a hearing in this proceeding. On November 4, 2019, the petitioner withdrew its request for a hearing.4 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order are steel nails from Oman. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 Analysis of Comments Received DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–808] Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Oman Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners) did not sell certain steel nails (steel nails) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3936. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: On August 1, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2017–2018 antidumping duty administrative review of steel nails from Oman.1 On September 3, 2019, Oman Fasteners and Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner) submitted case briefs.2 On September 9, 2019, Oman Fasteners and the petitioner submitted rebuttal briefs.3 In its case 1 See Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 37620 (August 1, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Oman Fastener’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from Oman; 3rd Administrative Review Case Brief,’’ dated September 3, 2019; see also Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from Oman: Case Brief and Request for Hearing,’’ dated September 3, 2019. 3 See Oman Fastener’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from Oman; 3rd Administrative Review Oman Frm 00025 Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our review of the record and comments received from interested parties, we made no revisions to the preliminary margin calculation for the sole mandatory respondent.6 Final Results of the Administrative Review Background PO 00000 All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as an appendix. 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 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We have determined the following weighted-average dumping margin applies to the firm listed below for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018: Fasteners’ Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated September 9, 2019; see also Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from Oman: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated September 9, 2019. 4 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Steel Nails from Oman: Withdrawal of Hearing Request,’’ dated November 4, 2019. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for Final Results of the 2017–2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Analysis Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Oman Fasteners, LLC,’’ dated July 24, 2019. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 248 / Friday, December 27, 2019 / Notices Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/Producer Oman Fasteners LLC ................. 0.00 Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. We will calculate importerspecific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for each importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the sole respondent, for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondent noted above will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this administrative 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; (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 the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 9.10 percent, the allothers rate established in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Dec 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 investigation.7 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the 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. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction 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 We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: December 18, 2019. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Changes Since the Preliminary Results V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Which Financial Statement is the Appropriate Source for the Calculation of Constructed Value Profit and Indirect Selling Expenses Comment 2: Whether Oman Fasteners is Affiliated with a Customer by Virtue of a Close Supplier Relationship Comment 3: Whether Commerce Should Adjust the Per-Unit Zinc Cost Comment 4: Whether Commerce Should Allow a Scrap Offset Comment 5: Whether to Include Excluded Bad Debt Expenses Either in the General and Administrative (G&A) Expenses or in Indirect Selling Expenses Comment 6: Whether Commerce’s Differential Pricing Methodology is Unlawful 7 See Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 28972 (May 20, 2015). PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71373 VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2019–27933 Filed 12–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–978] High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People’s Republic of China: 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 Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd. (BTIC), a producer/exporter of high pressure steel cylinders from the People’s Republic of China (China), received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1785. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On August 14, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the CVD administrative review in the Federal Register.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On September 20, 2019, we received timely filed case briefs from BTIC and the Government of China (GOC).2 We received a rebuttal brief from Norris Cylinder Company (the petitioner) on September 25, 2019.3 Based on an analysis of the comments received, Commerce has made certain 1 See High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 84 FR 40393 (August 14, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See BTIC’s Letter, ‘‘BTIC Administrative Case Brief: Sixth Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China (C– 570–978),’’ dated September 20, 2019; see also GOC’s Letter, ‘‘GOC Administrative Case Brief: Sixth Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China (C–570–978),’’ dated September 20, 2019. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘High Pressure Steel Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China— Rebuttal Brief of Norris Cylinder Company,’’ dated September 25, 2019. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 248 (Friday, December 27, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-523-808]


Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Oman 
Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners) did not sell certain steel nails (steel 
nails) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) at less than normal value 
during the period of review (POR), July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3936.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 1, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
the 2017-2018 antidumping duty administrative review of steel nails 
from Oman.\1\ On September 3, 2019, Oman Fasteners and Mid Continent 
Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner) submitted case briefs.\2\ On 
September 9, 2019, Oman Fasteners and the petitioner submitted rebuttal 
briefs.\3\ In its case brief, the petitioner requested that Commerce 
conduct a hearing in this proceeding. On November 4, 2019, the 
petitioner withdrew its request for a hearing.\4\
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    \1\ See Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-
2018, 84 FR 37620 (August 1, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Oman Fastener's Letter, ``Certain Steel Nails from Oman; 
3rd Administrative Review Case Brief,'' dated September 3, 2019; see 
also Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Steel Nails from Oman: Case 
Brief and Request for Hearing,'' dated September 3, 2019.
    \3\ See Oman Fastener's Letter, ``Certain Steel Nails from Oman; 
3rd Administrative Review Oman Fasteners' Rebuttal Brief,'' dated 
September 9, 2019; see also Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Steel 
Nails from Oman: Rebuttal Brief,'' dated September 9, 2019.
    \4\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Certain Steel Nails from Oman: 
Withdrawal of Hearing Request,'' dated November 4, 2019.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order are steel nails from Oman. 
For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum.\5\
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for Final 
Results of the 2017-2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues 
and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are addressed in 
the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is 
attached to this notice as an appendix. 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 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. 
The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our review of the record and comments received from 
interested parties, we made no revisions to the preliminary margin 
calculation for the sole mandatory respondent.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Analysis Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain 
Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Oman Fasteners, LLC,'' dated 
July 24, 2019.
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Final Results of the Administrative Review

    We have determined the following weighted-average dumping margin 
applies to the firm listed below for the period July 1, 2017 through 
June 30, 2018:

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                     Exporter/Producer                         dumping
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Oman Fasteners LLC.........................................        0.00
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Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, 
and U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance 
with the final results of this review. We will calculate importer-
specific assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount 
of antidumping duties calculated for each importer's examined sales and 
the total entered value of the sales in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1).
    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the 
sole respondent, for which it did not know its merchandise was destined 
for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed 
entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue 
liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this 
notice.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as 
provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for 
the respondent noted above will be the rate established in the final 
results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by 
manufacturers or exporters not covered in this administrative 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; (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 the subject merchandise; and (4) the 
cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to 
be 9.10 percent, the all-others rate established in the 
investigation.\7\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \7\ See Certain Steel Nails from the Sultanate of Oman: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 80 FR 28972 (May 20, 
2015).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding 
the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the 
relevant entries during the 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.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (APOs) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction 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

    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: December 18, 2019.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Changes Since the Preliminary Results
V. Discussion of the Issues
Comment 1: Which Financial Statement is the Appropriate Source for 
the Calculation of Constructed Value Profit and Indirect Selling 
Expenses
Comment 2: Whether Oman Fasteners is Affiliated with a Customer by 
Virtue of a Close Supplier Relationship
Comment 3: Whether Commerce Should Adjust the Per-Unit Zinc Cost
Comment 4: Whether Commerce Should Allow a Scrap Offset
Comment 5: Whether to Include Excluded Bad Debt Expenses Either in 
the General and Administrative (G&A) Expenses or in Indirect Selling 
Expenses
Comment 6: Whether Commerce's Differential Pricing Methodology is 
Unlawful
VI. Recommendation
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