Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks From the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy and the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigations, 11336-11337 [2020-04002]

Download as PDF 11336 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Notices Assessment Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR International Trade Administration 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a [C–428–848, C–533–894, C–475–841, C–570– request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the 116] preliminary determination and must Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks From state the reasons for the request. the Federal Republic of Germany, Commerce will grant the request unless India, Italy and the People’s Republic it finds compelling reasons to deny the of China: Postponement of Preliminary request. Determination in the Countervailing On February 10, 2020, the Duty Investigations petitioners 2 submitted a timely request AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, that Commerce postpone the International Trade Administration, preliminary CVD determinations.3 The Department of Commerce. petitioners stated that they request DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020. postponement because, ‘‘[a]s currently scheduled, the deadlines for responding FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Joseph Dowling at (202) 482– to Commerce’s questionnaire fall almost 9068 or (202) 482–1646 (Germany), in parallel with the scheduled Aimee Phelan or William Langley at preliminary determinations. Without (202) 482–0697 or (202) 482–3861 extending the preliminary (India), Nicholas Czajkowski or Ethan determinations, [p]etitioners would be Talbott at (202) 482–1395 or (202) 482– unable to comment on the responses, 1030 (Italy), Janae Martin or Jaron and Commerce would be similarly Moore at (202) 482–0238 or (202) 482– unable to consider the responses.’’ 4 In 3640 (China), AD/CVD Operations, accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, petitioners have stated the reasons for International Trade Administration, requesting a postponement of the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 preliminary determinations, and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, Commerce finds no compelling reason DC 20230. to deny the request. Therefore, in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of Background the Act, Commerce is postponing the On January 8, 2020, the Department of deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days Commerce (Commerce) initiated after the date on which these countervailing duty (CVD) investigations were initiated, i.e., May investigations of imports of forged steel 18, 2020.5 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) fluid end blocks from the Federal of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the Republic of Germany, India, Italy, and deadline for the final determinations of the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary these investigations will continue to be determinations are due no later than 75 days after the date of the preliminary March 13, 2020. determinations. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dated: February 21, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–04005 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is 1 See Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from Germany, India, Italy, and the People’s Republic of China, 85 FR 2385 (January 15, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). 2 The petitioners are the FEB Fair Trade Coalition, Ellwood Group, and Finkl Steel. 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from China, Germany, India, and Italy: Request to Extend Preliminary Results,’’ dated February 10, 2020. 4 Id. 5 Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after initiation would place the deadline on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2020 / Notices Dated: February 21, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. complete notices of intent to participate in these sunset reviews from AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel) (domestic interested party), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 [FR Doc. 2020–04002 Filed 2–26–20; 8:45 am] The domestic interested party claimed BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P interested party status within the meaning of section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer in the United States DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE of the domestic like product.4 On November 27, 2019, the domestic International Trade Administration interested party filed timely and [A–570–996, A–428–843, A–588–872, A–580– adequate substantive responses, within 872, A–401–809, A–583–851] the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).5 Commerce did not Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From receive substantive responses from any People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Sweden, and respondent interested party, with respect to any of the orders covered by Taiwan: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Reviews of Antidumping 3 See Domestic Interested Party’s Letters, ‘‘FiveDuty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on nonoriented electrical steel (NOES) from People’s Republic of China (China), Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea (Korea), Sweden, and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels identified in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdul Alnoor, Eva Kim, Paola AlemanOrdaz, 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) 482–4554, (202) 482–8283, or (202) 482–4031, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Background On December 3, 2014, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notices of the antidumping duty orders on NOES from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan.1 On November 1, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the first sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On November 15, 2019, Commerce received timely and 1 See Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 71741 (December 3, 2014) (Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 84 FR 58687 (November 1, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Feb 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From The People’s Republic Of China: Domestic Interested Party Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated November 15, 2019 (AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for China); ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany: Domestic Interested Party Notice Of Intent To Participate,’’ dated November 15, 2019 (AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Germany); ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Japan: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated November 15, 2019 (AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Japan); ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On NonOriented Electrical Steel From The Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated November 1, 2019 (AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Korea); ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Sweden: Domestic Interested Party Notice of Intent To Participate,’’ dated November 15, 2019 (AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Sweden); and ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Taiwan: Domestic Interested Party Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated November 15, 2019 (AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Taiwan). 4 See AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for China at 2; see also AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Germany; AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Japan; AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Korea; AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Sweden; and AK Steel’s Intent to Participate for Taiwan at 2. 5 See Domestic Interested Party’s Letters, ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From the People’s Republic of China: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response,’’ dated November 27, 2019; ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review Of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Germany: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response,’’ dated November 27, 2019; ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review Of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From The Republic of Korea: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response,’’ dated November 27, 2019; ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review Of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Japan: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response,’’ dated November 27, 2019; ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review Of Antidumping Duty Order On Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Sweden: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response,’’ dated November 27, 2019; and ‘‘Five Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From Taiwan: Domestic Interested Party Substantive Response,’’ dated November 27, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11337 these sunset reviews. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted expedited (120day) sunset reviews of the Orders. Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these orders is NOES from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan. The subject merchandise is provided for in subheadings 7225.19.0000, 7226.19.1000, and 7226.19.9000 of the HTSUS. Subject merchandise may also be entered under subheadings 7225.50.8085, 7225.99.0090, 7226.92.5000, 7226.92.7050, 7226.92.8050, 7226.99.0180 of the HTSUS. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the Orders is contained in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.6 Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation of the Orders and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the Orders were to be revoked, is provided in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on NonOriented Electrical Steel from People’s Republic of China, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan’’ (Issues and Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 39 (Thursday, February 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11336-11337]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-04002]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-428-848, C-533-894, C-475-841, C-570-116]


Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks From the Federal Republic of 
Germany, India, Italy and the People's Republic of China: Postponement 
of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigations

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


DATES: Applicable February 27, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Joseph Dowling at (202) 
482-9068 or (202) 482-1646 (Germany), Aimee Phelan or William Langley 
at (202) 482-0697 or (202) 482-3861 (India), Nicholas Czajkowski or 
Ethan Talbott at (202) 482-1395 or (202) 482-1030 (Italy), Janae Martin 
or Jaron Moore at (202) 482-0238 or (202) 482-3640 (China), AD/CVD 
Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On January 8, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of forged steel 
fluid end blocks from the Federal Republic of Germany, India, Italy, 
and the People's Republic of China.\1\ Currently, the preliminary 
determinations are due no later than March 13, 2020.
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    \1\ See Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from Germany, India, 
Italy, and the People's Republic of China, 85 FR 2385 (January 15, 
2020).
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Postponement of Preliminary Determination

    Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 
requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD 
investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated 
the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits 
Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 
130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation 
if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely request for a postponement; or 
(B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that 
the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional 
time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 
351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 
days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination 
and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the 
request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request.
    On February 10, 2020, the petitioners \2\ submitted a timely 
request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determinations.\3\ 
The petitioners stated that they request postponement because, ``[a]s 
currently scheduled, the deadlines for responding to Commerce's 
questionnaire fall almost in parallel with the scheduled preliminary 
determinations. Without extending the preliminary determinations, 
[p]etitioners would be unable to comment on the responses, and Commerce 
would be similarly unable to consider the responses.'' \4\ In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioners have stated the 
reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary 
determinations, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the 
request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, 
Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations 
to no later than 130 days after the date on which these investigations 
were initiated, i.e., May 18, 2020.\5\ Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final 
determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days 
after the date of the preliminary determinations.
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    \2\ The petitioners are the FEB Fair Trade Coalition, Ellwood 
Group, and Finkl Steel.
    \3\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks 
from China, Germany, India, and Italy: Request to Extend Preliminary 
Results,'' dated February 10, 2020.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Postponing the preliminary determination to 130 days after 
initiation would place the deadline on Sunday, May 17, 2020. 
Commerce's practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a 
weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next 
business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ``Next 
Business Day'' Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines 
Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 
2005).
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Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1).


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    Dated: February 21, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-04002 Filed 2-26-20; 8:45 am]
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