Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order, 6511-6512 [2020-02274]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Notices practice in NME cases, if we continue to determine in the final results that TMI/ TMM had no shipments of subject merchandise, any suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR from TMI/TMM will be liquidated at the China-wide rate.14 Dated: January 29, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Cash Deposit Requirements DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For TMI/ TMM, which claimed no shipments, the cash deposit rate will remain unchanged from the rate assigned to TMI/TMM in the most recently completed review of the company; (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters who are not under review in this segment of the proceeding but who have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the exporter-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the China-wide rate of 111.73 percent; and (4) for all nonChinese exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to Chinese exporter(s) that supplied that nonChinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. International Trade Administration jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 period. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice is issued in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 14 For a full discussion of this practice, see NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–02257 Filed 2–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [A–583–865] Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod From Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan. DATES: Applicable February 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dusten Hom or 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) 482–5075 or (202) 482–1785, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on December 9, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation with respect to imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan.1 On January 23, 2020, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A) of the Act that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of the LTFV imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan.2 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Appendix to this notice. 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel threaded Rod from Taiwan: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 84 FR 67258 (December 9, 2019) (Final Determination). 2 See Notification Letter from the ITC, dated January 23, 2020 (ITC Letter). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6511 Antidumping Duty Order As stated above, on January 23, 2020, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A) by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan. Therefore, in accordance with sections 735(c)(2) and 736 of the Act, Commerce is issuing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Taiwan, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of carbon and alloy steel treaded rod from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 25, 2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination.3 Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan as described in the Appendix to this notice which were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 25, 2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination of this investigation in the Federal Register. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), Commerce will instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amounts indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final 3 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value, 84 FR 50382 (September 25, 2019) (Preliminary Determination). E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 6512 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2020 / Notices affirmative injury determination, Commerce will instruct CBP to require, at the same time as estimated normal customs duties on this subject merchandise are deposited, cash deposits equal to the rates listed below.4 The all-others rate applies to producers or exporters not specifically listed, as appropriate. Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The weighted-average dumping duty percentages are as follows: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter or producer Quintain Steel Co. Ltd ................ Top Forever Screws Co. Ltd ...... Fastenal Asia Pacific Ltd. TW Repres ..................................... QST International Corporation ... Ta Chen Steel Pipe Ltd .............. All Others .................................... 32.26 32.26 32.26 32.26 32.26 32.26 Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan 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: January 24, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the scope of the order is carbon and alloy steel threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon or alloy steel, having a solid, circular cross section of any diameter, in any straight length. Steel threaded rod is normally drawn, cold-rolled, threaded, and straightened, or it may be hotrolled. In addition, the steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to the order are nonheaded and threaded along greater than 25 percent of their total actual length. A variety of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a temporary rust protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, whether by electroplating or hot-dipping), paint, and other similar finishes and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise. Steel threaded rod is normally produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications ASTM A36, ASTM A193 B7/B7m, ASTM A193 B16, ASTM 4 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Feb 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 A307, ASTM A329 L7/L7M, ASTM A320 L43, ASTM A354 BC and BD, ASTM A449, ASTM F1554–36, ASTM F1554–55, ASTM F1554 Grade 105, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) specification ASME B18.31.3, and American Petroleum Institute (API) specification API 20E. All steel threaded rod meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of the order, whether or not produced according to a particular standard. Subject merchandise includes material matching the above description that has been finished, assembled, or packaged in a third country, including by cutting, chamfering, coating, or painting the threaded rod, by attaching the threaded rod to, or packaging it with, another product, or any other finishing, assembly, or packaging operation that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the threaded rod. Carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are also included in the scope of the order whether or not imported attached to, or in conjunction with, other parts and accessories such as nuts and washers. If carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are imported attached to, or in conjunction with, such non-subject merchandise, only the threaded rod is included in the scope. Excluded from the scope of the order are: (1) Threaded rod, bar, or studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and the threading covers 25 percent or less of the total actual length; and (2) stainless steel threaded rod, defined as steel threaded rod containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with our without other elements. Specifically excluded from the scope of the order is threaded rod that is imported as part of a package of hardware in conjunction with a ready-to-assemble piece of furniture. Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, and 7318.15.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheading 7318.15.2095 and 7318.19.0000 of the HTSUS. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2020–02274 Filed 2–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–844] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars (Rebar) From Mexico: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 antidumping duty (AD) order on steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable February 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 3692. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Background On October 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the AD Order 1 on rebar from Mexico.2 We received a notice of intent to participate in the review from the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (RTAC) and its individual members, Nucor Corporation, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Commercial Metals Company, Steel Dynamics, Inc., and Byer Steel Group, Inc. (collectively, domestic interested parties).3 Commerce received complete substantive responses from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 We received no substantive responses from any other interested parties, nor was a hearing requested. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce has conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the AD Order.5 Scope of the AD Order The merchandise subject to this order is steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form (rebar) regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade. The subject merchandise is classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) primarily under item numbers 7213.10.0000, 7214.20.0000, and 7228.30.8010. The subject merchandise may also enter 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Mexico: Antidumping Duty Order, 79 FR 65925 (November 6, 2014) (AD Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 52067 (October 1, 2019). 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Mexico: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated October 16, 2019. 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Mexico: Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated October 30, 2019. 5 See Letter, ‘‘Sunset Review Initiated on October 1, 2019,’’ dated November 22, 2019. E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 24 (Wednesday, February 5, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6511-6512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02274]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-583-865]


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

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

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

DATES: Applicable February 5, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dusten Hom or 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) 482-5075 or (202) 482-1785, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on December 9, 
2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the 
less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation with respect to imports of 
carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan.\1\ On January 23, 
2020, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination pursuant to 
section 735(b)(1)(A) of the Act that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reason of the LTFV imports of carbon and alloy 
steel threaded rod from Taiwan.\2\
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    \1\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel threaded Rod from Taiwan: Final 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 84 FR 
67258 (December 9, 2019) (Final Determination).
    \2\ See Notification Letter from the ITC, dated January 23, 2020 
(ITC Letter).
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Scope of the Order

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

Antidumping Duty Order

    As stated above, on January 23, 2020, in accordance with section 
735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination 
in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A) 
by reason of imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from 
Taiwan. Therefore, in accordance with sections 735(c)(2) and 736 of the 
Act, Commerce is issuing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC 
determined that imports of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from 
Taiwan are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of 
such merchandise from Taiwan, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, 
Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to 
assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal 
to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the 
export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all 
relevant entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan. 
Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of carbon 
and alloy steel treaded rod from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after September 25, 2019, the date of 
publication of the Preliminary Determination.\3\
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    \3\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from Taiwan: 
Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less than Fair 
Value, 84 FR 50382 (September 25, 2019) (Preliminary Determination).
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will 
instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of all appropriate 
entries of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan as described 
in the Appendix to this notice which were entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after September 25, 2019, the date of 
publication of the Preliminary Determination of this investigation in 
the Federal Register. These instructions suspending liquidation will 
remain in effect until further notice.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), 
Commerce will instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the 
amounts indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final

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affirmative injury determination, Commerce will instruct CBP to 
require, at the same time as estimated normal customs duties on this 
subject merchandise are deposited, cash deposits equal to the rates 
listed below.\4\ The all-others rate applies to producers or exporters 
not specifically listed, as appropriate.
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    \4\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
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Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The weighted-average dumping duty percentages are as follows:

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                                                                average
                    Exporter or producer                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Quintain Steel Co. Ltd......................................       32.26
Top Forever Screws Co. Ltd..................................       32.26
Fastenal Asia Pacific Ltd. TW Repres........................       32.26
QST International Corporation...............................       32.26
Ta Chen Steel Pipe Ltd......................................       32.26
All Others..................................................       32.26
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from Taiwan 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: January 24, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the scope of the order is carbon and 
alloy steel threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded 
rod, bar, or studs, of carbon or alloy steel, having a solid, 
circular cross section of any diameter, in any straight length. 
Steel threaded rod is normally drawn, cold-rolled, threaded, and 
straightened, or it may be hot-rolled. In addition, the steel 
threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to the order are non-headed and 
threaded along greater than 25 percent of their total actual length. 
A variety of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a 
temporary rust protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, whether 
by electroplating or hot-dipping), paint, and other similar finishes 
and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise.
    Steel threaded rod is normally produced to American Society for 
Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications ASTM A36, ASTM A193 B7/
B7m, ASTM A193 B16, ASTM A307, ASTM A329 L7/L7M, ASTM A320 L43, ASTM 
A354 BC and BD, ASTM A449, ASTM F1554-36, ASTM F1554-55, ASTM F1554 
Grade 105, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 
specification ASME B18.31.3, and American Petroleum Institute (API) 
specification API 20E. All steel threaded rod meeting the physical 
description set forth above is covered by the scope of the order, 
whether or not produced according to a particular standard.
    Subject merchandise includes material matching the above 
description that has been finished, assembled, or packaged in a 
third country, including by cutting, chamfering, coating, or 
painting the threaded rod, by attaching the threaded rod to, or 
packaging it with, another product, or any other finishing, 
assembly, or packaging operation that would not otherwise remove the 
merchandise from the scope of the order if performed in the country 
of manufacture of the threaded rod.
    Carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are also included in the 
scope of the order whether or not imported attached to, or in 
conjunction with, other parts and accessories such as nuts and 
washers. If carbon and alloy steel threaded rod are imported 
attached to, or in conjunction with, such non-subject merchandise, 
only the threaded rod is included in the scope.
    Excluded from the scope of the order are: (1) Threaded rod, bar, 
or studs which are threaded only on one or both ends and the 
threading covers 25 percent or less of the total actual length; and 
(2) stainless steel threaded rod, defined as steel threaded rod 
containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 
percent or more of chromium, with our without other elements.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of the order is threaded 
rod that is imported as part of a package of hardware in conjunction 
with a ready-to-assemble piece of furniture.
    Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 
7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, and 7318.15.5090 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise 
may also enter under subheading 7318.15.2095 and 7318.19.0000 of the 
HTSUS. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. 
Customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is 
dispositive.

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