Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention Involving Malaysia, 8823-8827 [2020-03141]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of our final affirmative determination of sales at LTFV. Because the final determination in this proceeding is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of subject merchandise from China no later than 45 days after our final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does not exist, this proceeding will be terminated and all cash deposits posted will be refunded or canceled. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice will serve as a reminder to the 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 return or 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 sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: February 7, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by the scope of this investigation is alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod. Alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod are certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon or alloy steel, having a solid, circular cross section of any diameter, in any straight length. Alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod are normally drawn, cold-rolled, threaded, and straightened, or it may be hot-rolled. In VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 addition, the alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to this investigation 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 hotdipping), paint, and other similar finishes and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise. Alloy Steel threaded rod is normally produced to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A193 B7/B7m, A193 B16, A320 L7/L7m, A320 L43, A354 BC and BD, and F1554 Grade 105. Other specifications are Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) specification 1429 grades 5 and 8, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) specification 898 class 8.8 and 10.9, and American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 20E. Certain carbon steel threaded rod is normally produced to ASTM specification A449. All steel threaded rod meeting the physical description set forth above is covered by the scope of this investigation, 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 investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the threaded rod. Alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod are also included in the scope of this investigation 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 this investigation 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 or without other elements. Excluded from the scope of the antidumping investigation on steel threaded rod from the People’s Republic of China is any merchandise covered by the existing antidumping order on Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China. See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 17154 (April 14, 2009). Specifically excluded from the scope of this investigation is threaded rod that is imported as part of a package of hardware in conjunction with a ready-to-assemble piece of furniture. Alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod are currently classifiable under subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, and 7318.15.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8823 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. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Surrogate Country IV. Separate Rates V. China-Wide Rate VI. Adjustments to Cash Deposit Rates VII. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination VIII. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Double Remedies Comment 2: Export Subsidies Comment 3: Alloy Wire Rod Comment 4: Zinc Powder Comment 5: Selection of Primary Surrogate Country Comment 6: Labor Comment 7: SermaGard Comment 8: Octyl Phenol and Ethylene Oxide Emulsifier Comment 9: Surrogate Financial Ratios Comment 10: Junyue’s Factors of Production Comment 11: Ocean Freight Comment 12: Surrogate Movement Expenses on a Gross Weight Basis Comment 13: Zhongjiang’s U.S. Inland Freight from Port to Customer Comment 14: Differential Pricing Comment 15: Irrecoverable Value-Added Tax IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–03048 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–026; C–570–027] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention Involving Malaysia Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that imports of certain corrosionresistant steel products (CORE), completed in Malaysia using hot-rolled steel (HRS) and/or cold-rolled steel (CRS) flat products manufactured in the People’s Republic of China (China), are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on CORE from China. DATES: Applicable February 18, 2020. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8824 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanah Lee, 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) 482–6386. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Background On August 12, 2019, Commerce selfinitiated country-wide anticircumvention inquiries of the China CORE Orders 1 covering Chinese-origin HRS and/or CRS exported to various countries, including Malaysia, for completion into CORE and subsequently exported to the United States.2 In the Initiation Notice, Commerce initiated the instant anti-circumvention inquiries based on available information and an analysis pursuant to section 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.225(h), to determine whether the importation of the Chinese-origin HRS or CRS substrate for completion into CORE in Malaysia and subsequent exportation of that CORE to the United States constitutes circumvention of the China CORE Orders. For a complete description of the record developed since the initiation of these inquiries, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I 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 1 See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Flat Products from India, Italy, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination for India and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 48390 (July 25, 2016); see also Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, Italy, Republic of Korea, and the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 48387 (July 25, 2016) (collectively, China CORE Orders). 2 The notice of initiation subsequently published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2019. See Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of AntiCircumvention Inquiries on the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders, 84 FR 43585 (August 21, 2019) (Initiation Notice) and accompanying Memorandum, ‘‘Certain CorrosionResistant Steel Products from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiries on the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders,’’ dated August 12, 2019. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the AntiCircumvention Inquiry of Certain CorrosionResistant Steel Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 (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 the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are certain flat-rolled steel products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickelor iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished, laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. For a complete description of the scope of the orders, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Scope of the Anti-Circumvention Inquiries These anti-circumvention inquiries cover CORE completed in Malaysia from HRS or CRS substrate input manufactured in China and subsequently exported from Malaysia to the United States (merchandise subject to these inquiries). Methodology Commerce is conducting these anticircumvention inquiries in accordance with section 781(b) of the Act. Because certain interested parties did not cooperate to the best of their abilities in responding to Commerce’s requests for information, we have based parts of our preliminary determination on the facts available, with adverse inferences, pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying Commerce’s preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Finding As detailed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we preliminarily determine that CORE completed in Malaysia from HRS and/ or CRS substrate sourced from China is circumventing the China CORE Orders. We therefore preliminarily determine that it is appropriate to include this merchandise within the China CORE Orders and to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of any entries of CORE from Malaysia produced from HRS and/or CRS from China. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Suspension of Liquidation As stated above, Commerce has made a preliminary affirmative determination that imports of CORE completed in Malaysia, using HRS and/or CRS flat products manufactured in China, are circumventing the China CORE Orders. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(1)(2), Commerce will direct CBP to suspend liquidation and to require a cash deposit of estimated duties on unliquidated entries of CORE produced in Malaysia, as appropriate, that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 12, 2019, the date of initiation of the anti-circumvention inquiries. The suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. CORE produced in Malaysia from HRS and/or CRS that is not of Chinese origin is not subject to these inquiries. However, imports of such merchandise are subject to certification requirements, and cash deposits may be required if the certification requirements are not satisfied. Additionally, CORE completed in Malaysia from HRS and/or CRS from Taiwan also has preliminarily been found to be circumventing the AD order on CORE from Taiwan and such merchandise is subject to similar certification requirements.4 Accordingly, if an importer imports CORE from Malaysia and claims that the CORE was not produced from HRS and/ or CRS substrate manufactured in China, the importer and exporter are required to meet the certification and documentation requirements described in Appendices II, III and IV, in order for cash deposits pursuant to the China CORE Orders not to be required. In the situation where no certification is provided for an entry, and AD/CVD orders from two countries (China and Taiwan) potentially apply to that entry, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to suspend liquidation of the entry and collect cash deposits at the rates applicable to the China CORE Orders (i.e., the AD rate established for the China-wide entity (199.43 percent) and the CVD rate established for all-other Chinese producers/exporters (39.05 percent)).5 This is to prevent evasion, given that the rates applicable to the AD/CVD orders on CORE from China 6 are higher than the AD rate established for CORE from Taiwan. In the situation where a certification is provided for the 4 See Federal Register notice, ‘‘Certain CorrosionResistant Steel Products from Taiwan: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry on the Antidumping Duty Order,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. 5 See China CORE Orders. 6 Id. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices AD/CVD orders on CORE from China (stating that the merchandise was not produced from HRS and/or CRS from China), but no other certification is provided, then Commerce intends to instruct CBP to suspend the entry and collect cash deposits at the AD allothers rate applicable to the AD order on CORE from Taiwan (i.e., 3.66 percent). Commerce preliminarily determines that the following companies are not eligible for the certification process: FIW Steel Sdn Bhd; Hsin Kuang Steel Co Ltd; Nippon EGalv Steel Sdn Bhd; NS BlueScope Malaysia Sdn Bhd; and YKGI/Yun Kong Galv. Ind/Starshine Holdings Sdn Bhd./ASTEEL Sdn Bhd. Additionally, exporters are not eligible to certify shipments of merchandise produced by the above-listed companies. Further, importers of CORE from Malaysia that is produced and/or exported by these ineligible companies are similarly ineligible for the certification process with regard to those imports. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Verification As provided in 19 CFR 351.307, Commerce intends to verify information relied upon in making its final determination. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the last final verification report is issued in these anti-circumvention inquiries, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.7 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in these anti-circumvention inquiries are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any 7 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. 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. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. International Trade Commission Notification Commerce, consistent with section 781(e) of the Act, has notified the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of this preliminary determination to include the merchandise subject to these anticircumvention inquiries within the China CORE Orders. Pursuant to section 781(e) of the Act, the ITC may request consultations concerning Commerce’s proposed inclusion of the merchandise subject to these inquiries. If, after consultations, the ITC believes that a significant injury issue is presented by the proposed inclusion, it will have 60 days from the date of notification by Commerce to provide written advice. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with section 781(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(f). Dated: February 7, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. Scope of the Anti-Circumvention Inquiries V. Period of Inquiries VI. Statutory Framework VII. Use of Facts Available with an Adverse Inference VIII. Anti-Circumvention Determination IX. Country-Wide Determination X. Certification for Not Using Chinese-Origin HRS and/or CRS XI. Verification XII. Recommendation Appendix II—Certification Requirements If an importer imports certain corrosionresistant steel products (CORE) from Malaysia and claims that the CORE was not produced from hot-rolled steel and/or coldrolled steel substrate (substrate) manufactured in the People’s Republic of China (China), the importer is required to complete and maintain the importer certification attached hereto as Appendix III and all supporting documentation. Where the PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8825 importer uses a broker to facilitate the entry process, it should obtain the entry number from the broker. Agents of the importer, such as brokers, however, are not permitted to make this certification on behalf of the importer. The exporter is required to complete and maintain the exporter certification, attached as Appendix III, and is further required to provide the importer a copy of that certification and all supporting documentation. For shipments and/or entries on or after August 12, 2019 through March 7, 2020, for which certifications are required, importers and exporters should complete the required certification within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Accordingly, where appropriate, the relevant bullet in the certification should be edited to reflect that the certification was completed within the time frame specified above. For example, the bullet in the importer certification that reads: ‘‘This certification was completed at or prior to the time of Entry,’’ could be edited as follows: ‘‘The imports referenced herein entered before March 8, 2020. This certification was completed on mm/dd/yyyy, within 30 days of the Federal Register notice publication of the preliminary determination of circumvention.’’ Similarly, the bullet in the exporter certification that reads, ‘‘This certification was completed at or prior to the time of shipment,’’ could be edited as follows: ‘‘The shipments/products referenced herein shipped before March 8, 2020. This certification was completed on mm/dd/yyyy, within 30 days of the Federal Register notice publication of the preliminary determination of circumvention. For such entries/ shipments, importers and exporters each have the option to complete a blanket certification covering multiple entries/ shipments, individual certifications for each entry/shipment, or a combination thereof. For shipments and/or entries on or after March 8, 2020, for which certifications are required, importers should complete the required certification at or prior to the date of Entry and exporters should complete the required certification and provide it to the importer at or prior to the date of shipment. The importer and Malaysian exporter are also required to maintain sufficient documentation supporting their certifications. The importer will not be required to submit the certifications or supporting documentation to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the entry process at this time. However, the importer and the exporter will be required to present the certifications and supporting documentation, to Commerce and/or CBP, as applicable, upon request by the respective agency. Additionally, the claims made in the certifications and any supporting documentation are subject to verification by Commerce and/or CBP. The importer and exporter are required to maintain the certifications (the importer must retain both certifications) and supporting documentation for the later of (1) a period of five years from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years after the conclusion of any litigation in United States courts regarding such entries. E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8826 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices In the situation where no certification is provided for an entry, and AD/CVD orders from two countries (China and Taiwan) potentially apply to that entry, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to suspend the entry and collect cash deposits at the rate applicable to the China CORE Orders (i.e., the AD rate established for the China-wide entity (199.43 percent) and the CVD rate established for all-other Chinese producers/ exporters (39.05 percent)). In the situation where a certification is provided for the AD/ CVD orders on CORE from China (stating that the merchandise was not produced from HRS and/or CRS from China), but no other certification is provided, then Commerce intends to instruct CBP to suspend the entry and collect cash deposits at the AD all-others rate applicable to the AD order on CORE from Taiwan (i.e., 3.66%). Appendix III—Exporter Certification I hereby certify that: • My name is {COMPANY OFFICIAL’S NAME} and I am an official of {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY}, located at {ADDRESS OF EXPORTING COMPANY}; • I have direct personal knowledge of the facts regarding the production and exportation of the corrosion resistant steel products identified below. ‘‘Direct personal knowledge’’ refers to facts the certifying party is expected to have in its own books and records. For example, an exporter should lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Producer Invoice No. • The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this certification were sold to {NAME OF U.S. CUSTOMER}, located at {ADDRESS OF U.S. CUSTOMER}. • The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this certification were shipped to {NAME OF PARTY TO WHOM MERCHANDISE WAS SHIPPED}, located at {ADDRESS OF SHIPMENT}. • I understand that {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY} is required to maintain a copy of this certification and sufficient documentation supporting this certification (i.e., documents maintained in the normal course of business, or documents obtained by the certifying party, for example, mill certificates, production records, invoices, etc.) for the later of (1) a period of five years from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years after the conclusion of any litigation in the United States courts regarding such entries; • I understand that {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY} must provide a copy of this Exporter Certification to the U.S. importer by the time of shipment; • I understand that {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY} is required to provide a copy of this certification and supporting records, upon request, to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and/or the Department of Commerce (Commerce); • I understand that the claims made herein, and the substantiating documentation, are subject to verification by CBP and/or Commerce; • I understand that failure to maintain the required certification, and/or failure to substantiate the claims made herein, and/or failure to allow CBP and/or Commerce to verify the claims made herein, may result in a de facto determination that all sales to which this certification applies are within the scope of the antidumping/countervailing duty order on corrosion resistant steel products from China. I understand that such finding will result in: Æ Suspension of all unliquidated entries (and entries for which liquidation has not become final) for which these requirements were not met; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 have direct personal knowledge of the producer’s identity and location. • The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this certification were produced by {NAME OF PRODUCING COMPANY}, located at {{ADDRESS OF PRODUCING COMPANY}; for each additional company, repeat: {NAME OF PRODUCING COMPANY}, located at {ADDRESS OF PRODUCING COMPANY} • The corrosion resistant steel products produced in Malaysia were not manufactured using hot-rolled steel and/or cold-rolled steel substrate from China; • This certification applies to the following sales: Jkt 250001 Invoice line item No. Æ the requirement that the importer post applicable antidumping duty and/or countervailing duty cash deposits (as appropriate) equal to the rates as determined by Commerce; Æ the revocation of {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY}’s privilege to certify future exports of corrosion resistant steel products from Malaysia as not manufactured using hot-rolled steel and/or cold-rolled steel substrate from China. • This certification was completed at or prior to the time of shipment; and • I am aware that U.S. law (including, but not limited to, 18 U.S.C. 1001) imposes criminal sanctions on individuals who knowingly and willfully make materially false statements to the U.S. government. Signature NAME OF COMPANY OFFICIAL TITLE DATE Appendix IV—Importer Certification I hereby certify that: • My name is {IMPORTING COMPANY OFFICIAL’S NAME} and I am an official of {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY}, located at {ADRESS OF IMPORTING COMPANY}. • I have direct personal knowledge of the facts regarding the importation into the Customs territory of the United States of the corrosion resistant steel products produced in Malaysia that entered under entry number(s), identified below, and which are covered by this certification. ‘‘Direct personal knowledge’’ refers to facts the certifying party is expected to have in its own records. For example, the importer should have direct personal knowledge of the importation of the product (e.g., the name of the exporter) in its records; • The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this certification were exported by {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY}, located at {ADDRESS OF EXPORTING COMPANY}. If the importer is acting on behalf of the first U.S. customer, complete this paragraph: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this certification were imported by {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY} on behalf of {NAME OF U.S. CUSTOMER}, located at {ADDRESS OF U.S. CUSTOMER}. • The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this certification were shipped to {NAME OF PARTY TO WHOM MERCHANDISE WAS FIRST SHIPPED IN THE UNITED STATES}, located at {ADDRESS OF SHIPMENT}. • I have personal knowledge of the facts regarding the production of the corrosion resistant steel products identified below. ‘‘Personal knowledge’’ includes facts obtained from another party, (e.g., correspondence received by the importer (or exporter) from the producer regarding the country of manufacture of the imported products); • The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this certification were produced by {NAME OF PRODUCING COMPANY}, located at {ADDRESS OF PRODUCING COMPANY}; for each additional company, repeat: {NAME OF PRODUCING COMPANY}, located at {ADDRESS OF PRODUCING COMPANY}. • The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this certification were not manufactured using hot-rolled steel and/or cold-rolled steel substrate from China. • This certification applies to the following entries: Producer Entry summary No. Entry summary line item No. Invoice No. Invoice line item No. • I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY} is required to maintain a copy of this certification and sufficient documentation supporting this certification (i.e., documents maintained in the normal course of business, or documents obtained by the certifying party, for example, mill certificates, production records, invoices, etc.) for the later of (1) a period of five years from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years after the conclusion of E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8827 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices any litigation in the United States courts regarding such entries; • I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY} is required to provide this certification and supporting records, upon request, to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and/or the Department of Commerce (Commerce); • I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY} is required to maintain a copy of the exporter’s certification (attesting to the production and/or export of the imported merchandise identified above), and any supporting records provided by the exporter to the importer, for the later of (1) a period of five years from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years after the conclusion of any litigation in United States courts regarding such entries; • I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY}is required to maintain and, upon request, provide a copy of the exporter’s certification and any supporting records provided by the exporter to the importer, to CBP and/or Commerce; • I understand that the claims made herein, and the substantiating documentation, are subject to verification by CBP and/or Commerce; • I understand that failure to maintain the required certifications, and/or failure to substantiate the claims made herein, and/or failure to allow CBP and/or Commerce to verify the claims made herein, may result in a de facto determination that all entries to which this certification applies are within the scope of the antidumping/countervailing duty order on corrosion resistant steel products from China. I understand that such finding will result in: Æ Suspension of liquidation of all unliquidated entries (and entries for which liquidation has not become final) for which these requirements were not met; and; Æ the requirement that the importer post applicable antidumping duty and/or countervailing duty cash deposits (as appropriate) equal to the rates determined by Commerce; the revocation of {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY}’s privilege to certify future imports of corrosion resistant steel products from Malaysia as not manufactured using hot-rolled steel and/or cold-rolled steel substrate from China. • I understand that agents of the importer, such as brokers, are not permitted to make this certification; • This certification was completed at or prior to the time of Entry; and • I am aware that U.S. law (including, but not limited to, 18 U.S.C. 1001) imposes criminal sanctions on individuals who knowingly and willfully make materially false statements to the U.S. government. Signature NAME OF COMPANY OFFICIAL TITLE DATE [FR Doc. 2020–03141 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an InQuota Rate of Duty Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 18, 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 Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3692. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 5, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce), pursuant to section 702(h) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (the Act), published the quarterly update to the annual listing of foreign government AGENCY: subsidies on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty covering the period April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019.1 In the Second Quarter 2019 Update, we requested that any party that has information on foreign government subsidy programs that benefit articles of cheese subject to an in-quote rate of duty submit such information to Commerce.2 We received no comments, information, or requests for consultation from any party. Pursuant to section 702(h) of the Act, we hereby provide Commerce’s update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period July 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. Commerce will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. Commerce encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: February 7, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN-QUOTA RATE OF DUTY Gross 3 subsidy ($/lb) Net 4 subsidy ($/lb) Country Program(s) 28 European Union Member States 5 ..................... Canada ................................................................... Norway .................................................................... European Union Restitution Payments .................. Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese .... Indirect (Milk) Subsidy ............................................ Consumer Subsidy ................................................. 0.00 0.46 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.00 0.00 Total ................................................................. Switzerland ............................................................. ................................................................................. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 32 (Tuesday, February 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8823-8827]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-03141]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-026; C-570-027]


Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People's 
Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of 
Circumvention Involving Malaysia

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that imports of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE), 
completed in Malaysia using hot-rolled steel (HRS) and/or cold-rolled 
steel (CRS) flat products manufactured in the People's Republic of 
China (China), are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and 
countervailing duty (CVD) orders on CORE from China.

DATES: Applicable February 18, 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanah Lee, 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) 482-6386.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On August 12, 2019, Commerce self-initiated country-wide anti-
circumvention inquiries of the China CORE Orders \1\ covering Chinese-
origin HRS and/or CRS exported to various countries, including 
Malaysia, for completion into CORE and subsequently exported to the 
United States.\2\ In the Initiation Notice, Commerce initiated the 
instant anti-circumvention inquiries based on available information and 
an analysis pursuant to section 781(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.225(h), to determine whether the 
importation of the Chinese-origin HRS or CRS substrate for completion 
into CORE in Malaysia and subsequent exportation of that CORE to the 
United States constitutes circumvention of the China CORE Orders.
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    \1\ See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Flat Products from 
India, Italy, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, 
and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination 
for India and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 48390 (July 
25, 2016); see also Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from 
India, Italy, Republic of Korea, and the People's Republic of China: 
Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 48387 (July 25, 2016) 
(collectively, China CORE Orders).
    \2\ The notice of initiation subsequently published in the 
Federal Register on August 21, 2019. See Corrosion-Resistant Steel 
Products from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-
Circumvention Inquiries on the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing 
Duty Orders, 84 FR 43585 (August 21, 2019) (Initiation Notice) and 
accompanying Memorandum, ``Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel 
Products from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-
Circumvention Inquiries on the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing 
Duty Orders,'' dated August 12, 2019.
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    For a complete description of the record developed since the 
initiation of these inquiries, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\3\ A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included as Appendix I 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 the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Determination in the Anti-Circumvention Inquiry of Certain 
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are certain flat-rolled steel 
products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant 
metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron-
based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished, 
laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in 
addition to the metallic coating. For a complete description of the 
scope of the orders, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Scope of the Anti-Circumvention Inquiries

    These anti-circumvention inquiries cover CORE completed in Malaysia 
from HRS or CRS substrate input manufactured in China and subsequently 
exported from Malaysia to the United States (merchandise subject to 
these inquiries).

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting these anti-circumvention inquiries in 
accordance with section 781(b) of the Act. Because certain interested 
parties did not cooperate to the best of their abilities in responding 
to Commerce's requests for information, we have based parts of our 
preliminary determination on the facts available, with adverse 
inferences, pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. For a full 
description of the methodology underlying Commerce's preliminary 
determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Finding

    As detailed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we 
preliminarily determine that CORE completed in Malaysia from HRS and/or 
CRS substrate sourced from China is circumventing the China CORE 
Orders. We therefore preliminarily determine that it is appropriate to 
include this merchandise within the China CORE Orders and to instruct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of any 
entries of CORE from Malaysia produced from HRS and/or CRS from China.

Suspension of Liquidation

    As stated above, Commerce has made a preliminary affirmative 
determination that imports of CORE completed in Malaysia, using HRS 
and/or CRS flat products manufactured in China, are circumventing the 
China CORE Orders. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.225(1)(2), Commerce 
will direct CBP to suspend liquidation and to require a cash deposit of 
estimated duties on unliquidated entries of CORE produced in Malaysia, 
as appropriate, that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after August 12, 2019, the date of initiation of the 
anti-circumvention inquiries. The suspension of liquidation 
instructions will remain in effect until further notice.
    CORE produced in Malaysia from HRS and/or CRS that is not of 
Chinese origin is not subject to these inquiries. However, imports of 
such merchandise are subject to certification requirements, and cash 
deposits may be required if the certification requirements are not 
satisfied. Additionally, CORE completed in Malaysia from HRS and/or CRS 
from Taiwan also has preliminarily been found to be circumventing the 
AD order on CORE from Taiwan and such merchandise is subject to similar 
certification requirements.\4\ Accordingly, if an importer imports CORE 
from Malaysia and claims that the CORE was not produced from HRS and/or 
CRS substrate manufactured in China, the importer and exporter are 
required to meet the certification and documentation requirements 
described in Appendices II, III and IV, in order for cash deposits 
pursuant to the China CORE Orders not to be required.
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    \4\ See Federal Register notice, ``Certain Corrosion-Resistant 
Steel Products from Taiwan: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of 
Anti-Circumvention Inquiry on the Antidumping Duty Order,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice.
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    In the situation where no certification is provided for an entry, 
and AD/CVD orders from two countries (China and Taiwan) potentially 
apply to that entry, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to suspend 
liquidation of the entry and collect cash deposits at the rates 
applicable to the China CORE Orders (i.e., the AD rate established for 
the China-wide entity (199.43 percent) and the CVD rate established for 
all-other Chinese producers/exporters (39.05 percent)).\5\ This is to 
prevent evasion, given that the rates applicable to the AD/CVD orders 
on CORE from China \6\ are higher than the AD rate established for CORE 
from Taiwan. In the situation where a certification is provided for the

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AD/CVD orders on CORE from China (stating that the merchandise was not 
produced from HRS and/or CRS from China), but no other certification is 
provided, then Commerce intends to instruct CBP to suspend the entry 
and collect cash deposits at the AD all-others rate applicable to the 
AD order on CORE from Taiwan (i.e., 3.66 percent).
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    \5\ See China CORE Orders.
    \6\ Id.
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    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following companies are 
not eligible for the certification process: FIW Steel Sdn Bhd; Hsin 
Kuang Steel Co Ltd; Nippon EGalv Steel Sdn Bhd; NS BlueScope Malaysia 
Sdn Bhd; and YKGI/Yun Kong Galv. Ind/Starshine Holdings Sdn Bhd./ASTEEL 
Sdn Bhd. Additionally, exporters are not eligible to certify shipments 
of merchandise produced by the above-listed companies. Further, 
importers of CORE from Malaysia that is produced and/or exported by 
these ineligible companies are similarly ineligible for the 
certification process with regard to those imports.

Verification

    As provided in 19 CFR 351.307, Commerce intends to verify 
information relied upon in making its final determination.

Public Comment

    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven 
days after the date on which the last final verification report is 
issued in these anti-circumvention inquiries, unless the Secretary 
alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in 
case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the 
deadline date for case briefs.\7\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 
(d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in these 
anti-circumvention inquiries are encouraged to submit with each 
argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of authorities.
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    \7\ 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, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal 
briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days 
after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain 
the party's name, address, and telephone number, the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list 
of the issues to be discussed. 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. Parties should confirm by telephone the 
date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled 
date.

International Trade Commission Notification

    Commerce, consistent with section 781(e) of the Act, has notified 
the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) of this preliminary 
determination to include the merchandise subject to these 
anticircumvention inquiries within the China CORE Orders. Pursuant to 
section 781(e) of the Act, the ITC may request consultations concerning 
Commerce's proposed inclusion of the merchandise subject to these 
inquiries. If, after consultations, the ITC believes that a significant 
injury issue is presented by the proposed inclusion, it will have 60 
days from the date of notification by Commerce to provide written 
advice.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
section 781(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(f).

    Dated: February 7, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Orders
IV. Scope of the Anti-Circumvention Inquiries
V. Period of Inquiries
VI. Statutory Framework
VII. Use of Facts Available with an Adverse Inference
VIII. Anti-Circumvention Determination
IX. Country-Wide Determination
X. Certification for Not Using Chinese-Origin HRS and/or CRS
XI. Verification
XII. Recommendation

Appendix II--Certification Requirements

    If an importer imports certain corrosion-resistant steel 
products (CORE) from Malaysia and claims that the CORE was not 
produced from hot-rolled steel and/or cold-rolled steel substrate 
(substrate) manufactured in the People's Republic of China (China), 
the importer is required to complete and maintain the importer 
certification attached hereto as Appendix III and all supporting 
documentation. Where the importer uses a broker to facilitate the 
entry process, it should obtain the entry number from the broker. 
Agents of the importer, such as brokers, however, are not permitted 
to make this certification on behalf of the importer.
    The exporter is required to complete and maintain the exporter 
certification, attached as Appendix III, and is further required to 
provide the importer a copy of that certification and all supporting 
documentation.
    For shipments and/or entries on or after August 12, 2019 through 
March 7, 2020, for which certifications are required, importers and 
exporters should complete the required certification within 30 days 
of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 
Accordingly, where appropriate, the relevant bullet in the 
certification should be edited to reflect that the certification was 
completed within the time frame specified above. For example, the 
bullet in the importer certification that reads: ``This 
certification was completed at or prior to the time of Entry,'' 
could be edited as follows: ``The imports referenced herein entered 
before March 8, 2020. This certification was completed on mm/dd/
yyyy, within 30 days of the Federal Register notice publication of 
the preliminary determination of circumvention.'' Similarly, the 
bullet in the exporter certification that reads, ``This 
certification was completed at or prior to the time of shipment,'' 
could be edited as follows: ``The shipments/products referenced 
herein shipped before March 8, 2020. This certification was 
completed on mm/dd/yyyy, within 30 days of the Federal Register 
notice publication of the preliminary determination of 
circumvention. For such entries/shipments, importers and exporters 
each have the option to complete a blanket certification covering 
multiple entries/shipments, individual certifications for each 
entry/shipment, or a combination thereof.
    For shipments and/or entries on or after March 8, 2020, for 
which certifications are required, importers should complete the 
required certification at or prior to the date of Entry and 
exporters should complete the required certification and provide it 
to the importer at or prior to the date of shipment.
    The importer and Malaysian exporter are also required to 
maintain sufficient documentation supporting their certifications. 
The importer will not be required to submit the certifications or 
supporting documentation to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
as part of the entry process at this time. However, the importer and 
the exporter will be required to present the certifications and 
supporting documentation, to Commerce and/or CBP, as applicable, 
upon request by the respective agency. Additionally, the claims made 
in the certifications and any supporting documentation are subject 
to verification by Commerce and/or CBP. The importer and exporter 
are required to maintain the certifications (the importer must 
retain both certifications) and supporting documentation for the 
later of (1) a period of five years from the date of entry or (2) a 
period of three years after the conclusion of any litigation in 
United States courts regarding such entries.

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    In the situation where no certification is provided for an 
entry, and AD/CVD orders from two countries (China and Taiwan) 
potentially apply to that entry, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to 
suspend the entry and collect cash deposits at the rate applicable 
to the China CORE Orders (i.e., the AD rate established for the 
China-wide entity (199.43 percent) and the CVD rate established for 
all-other Chinese producers/exporters (39.05 percent)). In the 
situation where a certification is provided for the AD/CVD orders on 
CORE from China (stating that the merchandise was not produced from 
HRS and/or CRS from China), but no other certification is provided, 
then Commerce intends to instruct CBP to suspend the entry and 
collect cash deposits at the AD all-others rate applicable to the AD 
order on CORE from Taiwan (i.e., 3.66%).

Appendix III--Exporter Certification

    I hereby certify that:
     My name is {COMPANY OFFICIAL'S NAME{time}  and I am an 
official of {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY{time} , located at {ADDRESS 
OF EXPORTING COMPANY{time} ;
     I have direct personal knowledge of the facts regarding 
the production and exportation of the corrosion resistant steel 
products identified below. ``Direct personal knowledge'' refers to 
facts the certifying party is expected to have in its own books and 
records. For example, an exporter should have direct personal 
knowledge of the producer's identity and location.
     The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this 
certification were produced by {NAME OF PRODUCING COMPANY{time} , 
located at {{ADDRESS OF PRODUCING COMPANY{time} ; for each 
additional company, repeat: {NAME OF PRODUCING COMPANY{time} , 
located at {ADDRESS OF PRODUCING COMPANY{time} 
     The corrosion resistant steel products produced in 
Malaysia were not manufactured using hot-rolled steel and/or cold-
rolled steel substrate from China;
     This certification applies to the following sales:

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          Producer                 Invoice No.               No.
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     The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this 
certification were sold to {NAME OF U.S. CUSTOMER{time} , located at 
{ADDRESS OF U.S. CUSTOMER{time} .
     The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this 
certification were shipped to {NAME OF PARTY TO WHOM MERCHANDISE WAS 
SHIPPED{time} , located at {ADDRESS OF SHIPMENT{time} .
     I understand that {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY{time}  is 
required to maintain a copy of this certification and sufficient 
documentation supporting this certification (i.e., documents 
maintained in the normal course of business, or documents obtained 
by the certifying party, for example, mill certificates, production 
records, invoices, etc.) for the later of (1) a period of five years 
from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years after the 
conclusion of any litigation in the United States courts regarding 
such entries;
     I understand that {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY{time}  
must provide a copy of this Exporter Certification to the U.S. 
importer by the time of shipment;
     I understand that {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY{time}  is 
required to provide a copy of this certification and supporting 
records, upon request, to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
and/or the Department of Commerce (Commerce);
     I understand that the claims made herein, and the 
substantiating documentation, are subject to verification by CBP 
and/or Commerce;
     I understand that failure to maintain the required 
certification, and/or failure to substantiate the claims made 
herein, and/or failure to allow CBP and/or Commerce to verify the 
claims made herein, may result in a de facto determination that all 
sales to which this certification applies are within the scope of 
the antidumping/countervailing duty order on corrosion resistant 
steel products from China. I understand that such finding will 
result in:
    [cir] Suspension of all unliquidated entries (and entries for 
which liquidation has not become final) for which these requirements 
were not met; and
    [cir] the requirement that the importer post applicable 
antidumping duty and/or countervailing duty cash deposits (as 
appropriate) equal to the rates as determined by Commerce;
    [cir] the revocation of {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY{time} 's 
privilege to certify future exports of corrosion resistant steel 
products from Malaysia as not manufactured using hot-rolled steel 
and/or cold-rolled steel substrate from China.
     This certification was completed at or prior to the 
time of shipment; and
     I am aware that U.S. law (including, but not limited 
to, 18 U.S.C. 1001) imposes criminal sanctions on individuals who 
knowingly and willfully make materially false statements to the U.S. 
government.

Signature

NAME OF COMPANY OFFICIAL
TITLE
DATE

Appendix IV--Importer Certification

    I hereby certify that:
     My name is {IMPORTING COMPANY OFFICIAL'S NAME{time}  
and I am an official of {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY{time} , located 
at {ADRESS OF IMPORTING COMPANY{time} .
     I have direct personal knowledge of the facts regarding 
the importation into the Customs territory of the United States of 
the corrosion resistant steel products produced in Malaysia that 
entered under entry number(s), identified below, and which are 
covered by this certification. ``Direct personal knowledge'' refers 
to facts the certifying party is expected to have in its own 
records. For example, the importer should have direct personal 
knowledge of the importation of the product (e.g., the name of the 
exporter) in its records;
     The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this 
certification were exported by {NAME OF EXPORTING COMPANY{time} , 
located at {ADDRESS OF EXPORTING COMPANY{time} .
    If the importer is acting on behalf of the first U.S. customer, 
complete this paragraph:
     The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this 
certification were imported by {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY{time}  on 
behalf of {NAME OF U.S. CUSTOMER{time} , located at {ADDRESS OF U.S. 
CUSTOMER{time} .
     The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this 
certification were shipped to {NAME OF PARTY TO WHOM MERCHANDISE WAS 
FIRST SHIPPED IN THE UNITED STATES{time} , located at {ADDRESS OF 
SHIPMENT{time} .
     I have personal knowledge of the facts regarding the 
production of the corrosion resistant steel products identified 
below. ``Personal knowledge'' includes facts obtained from another 
party, (e.g., correspondence received by the importer (or exporter) 
from the producer regarding the country of manufacture of the 
imported products);
     The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this 
certification were produced by {NAME OF PRODUCING COMPANY{time} , 
located at {ADDRESS OF PRODUCING COMPANY{time} ; for each additional 
company, repeat: {NAME OF PRODUCING COMPANY{time} , located at 
{ADDRESS OF PRODUCING COMPANY{time} .
     The corrosion resistant steel products covered by this 
certification were not manufactured using hot-rolled steel and/or 
cold-rolled steel substrate from China.
     This certification applies to the following entries:

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                                                      Entry summary line                       Invoice line item
            Producer               Entry summary No.       item No.           Invoice No.             No.
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     I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY{time}  is 
required to maintain a copy of this certification and sufficient 
documentation supporting this certification (i.e., documents 
maintained in the normal course of business, or documents obtained 
by the certifying party, for example, mill certificates, production 
records, invoices, etc.) for the later of (1) a period of five years 
from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years after the 
conclusion of

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any litigation in the United States courts regarding such entries;
     I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY{time}  is 
required to provide this certification and supporting records, upon 
request, to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and/or the 
Department of Commerce (Commerce);
     I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY{time}  is 
required to maintain a copy of the exporter's certification 
(attesting to the production and/or export of the imported 
merchandise identified above), and any supporting records provided 
by the exporter to the importer, for the later of (1) a period of 
five years from the date of entry or (2) a period of three years 
after the conclusion of any litigation in United States courts 
regarding such entries;
     I understand that {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY{time} is 
required to maintain and, upon request, provide a copy of the 
exporter's certification and any supporting records provided by the 
exporter to the importer, to CBP and/or Commerce;
     I understand that the claims made herein, and the 
substantiating documentation, are subject to verification by CBP 
and/or Commerce;
     I understand that failure to maintain the required 
certifications, and/or failure to substantiate the claims made 
herein, and/or failure to allow CBP and/or Commerce to verify the 
claims made herein, may result in a de facto determination that all 
entries to which this certification applies are within the scope of 
the antidumping/countervailing duty order on corrosion resistant 
steel products from China. I understand that such finding will 
result in:
    [cir] Suspension of liquidation of all unliquidated entries (and 
entries for which liquidation has not become final) for which these 
requirements were not met; and;
    [cir] the requirement that the importer post applicable 
antidumping duty and/or countervailing duty cash deposits (as 
appropriate) equal to the rates determined by Commerce;
    the revocation of {NAME OF IMPORTING COMPANY{time} 's privilege 
to certify future imports of corrosion resistant steel products from 
Malaysia as not manufactured using hot-rolled steel and/or cold-
rolled steel substrate from China.
     I understand that agents of the importer, such as 
brokers, are not permitted to make this certification;
     This certification was completed at or prior to the 
time of Entry; and
     I am aware that U.S. law (including, but not limited 
to, 18 U.S.C. 1001) imposes criminal sanctions on individuals who 
knowingly and willfully make materially false statements to the U.S. 
government.

Signature

NAME OF COMPANY OFFICIAL
TITLE
DATE

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