Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018, 15764-15765 [2020-05757]

Download as PDF 15764 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 54 / Thursday, March 19, 2020 / Notices Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws its request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. In this case, Pidilite timely withdrew its request by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order. Therefore, we are rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CVP 23 from India for the period December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019, in its entirety, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). Assessment Commerce intends to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of CVP 23 from India during the POR 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 date of 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 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 duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an Administrative Review and Request for Rescission,’’ dated March 3, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Mar 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We intend to issue and publish this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: March 16, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–05756 Filed 3–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–830] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), covering the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 19, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Turlo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on rebar from Turkey.1 On July 30, 2019, the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (the petitioner) timely requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas).2 We received no other requests for review. On September 9, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 31296, 31296 (July 1, 2019). 2 See The petitioner’s letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated July 30, 2019. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 notice of initiation with respect to Habas, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).3 On September 11, 2019, Habas notified Commerce that it had no sales, shipments, or entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR).4 On October 31, 2019, Commerce issued a no shipment inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to corroborate Habas’ claim.5 On March 2, 2020, Commerce notified all interested parties that CBP found no evidence of shipments of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by Habas during the POR.6 On March 5, 2020, Commerce established a period for comments regarding CBP’s findings.7 No parties submitted comments. Rescission of Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), it is Commerce’s practice to rescind an administrative review of a CVD order where it concludes that there were no reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR.8 Normally, upon completion of an administrative review, the suspended entries are liquidated at the CVD assessment rate for the review period. See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2). Therefore, for an administrative review to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, suspended entry that Commerce can instruct CBP to liquidate at the calculated CVD assessment rate for the review period.9 As noted above, the CBP confirmed that there were no entries of subject merchandise during the POR with respect to Habas, the only exporter or producer subject to this administrative review.10 Accordingly, in 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242, 47254 (September 9, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 4 See Habas’ letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Turkey; Habas¸ no shipment letter,’’ dated September 11, 2019. 5 See Customs Instructions Message 9304317, dated October 31, 2019. 6 See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Results of No Shipment Inquiry,’’ dated March 2, 2020. 7 See Memorandum to the File, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Deadline for Comments on Results of No Shipment Inquiry,’’ dated March 5, 2020. 8 See, e.g., Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 54844, 54845 & n.8 (October 11, 2019) (citing Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 14349 (March 20, 2017)). 9 See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). 10 See, e.g., Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 54 / Thursday, March 19, 2020 / Notices the absence of reviewable, suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR, we are rescinding this administrative review, in its entirety, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). Assessment Rates Commerce will instruct CBP to assess CVDs on all appropriate entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this review in its entirety, the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated CVDs 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. Administrative Protective Order This notice also 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(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of the APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with regulations and terms of an APO is a violation, which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: March 16, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–05757 Filed 3–18–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 84 FR 48583 & n.8 (September 16, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Mar 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–829] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that mandatory respondents, Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas) and Kaptan Demir Celik Endu¨strisi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan Demir) did not make sales of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), March 7, 2017 through June 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 19, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dunne or Kathryn Wallace, 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) 482–2328 or (202) 482–6251, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on September 16, 2019.1 On January 30, 2020, Commerce issued the Post-Preliminary Particular Market Situation (PMS) Memorandum, finding that a PMS did not exist with respect to the Turkish billet market during the POR.2 On February 11 and 18, 2020, we received case and rebuttal briefs, respectively, from interested parties.3 1 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 68884 (September 16, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: PostPreliminary Decision Memorandum on Particular Market Situation Allegation,’’ dated January 30, 2020 (Post-Preliminary PMS Memorandum). 3 See Kaptan Demir’s Letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from Turkey: Kaptan Case Brief,’’ dated February 11, 2020; Icdas’s Letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Icdas Case Brief,’’ dated February 11, 2020; Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Petitioner’s Case Brief,’’ dated February 11, 2020; Icdas’s Letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Icdas Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated February 18, 2020; and Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15765 Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For details concerning the events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, including the issuance of the Post-Preliminary PMS Memorandum, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.4 Scope of the Order The product covered by the review is rebar from Turkey. For a full description of the scope, see Appendix I. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our review of the record and comments received from interested parties, we made the following revisions: 5 • For both Icdas and Kaptan Demir, we relied on actual weight for the calculation of each respondent’s estimated weighted-average dumping margin; • For both Icdas and Kaptan Demir, we revised certain currency calculation errors in the home and U.S. market programs; Petitioner’s Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated February 18, 2020. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2017– 2018 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 5 See Memoranda, ‘‘Analysis for the Final Results: Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S.’’; and ‘‘Analysis for the Final Results: Kaptan Demir Celik Endu¨strisi ve Ticaret A.S.,’’ both of which are dated concurrently with this Federal Register notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 54 (Thursday, March 19, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-830]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on steel 
concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), 
covering the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable March 19, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Turlo, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3870.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On July 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD 
order on rebar from Turkey.\1\ On July 30, 2019, the Rebar Trade Action 
Coalition (the petitioner) timely requested that Commerce conduct an 
administrative review of Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal 
Endustrisi A.S. (Habas).\2\ We received no other requests for review. 
On September 9, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a 
notice of initiation with respect to Habas, in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\3\ On September 
11, 2019, Habas notified Commerce that it had no sales, shipments, or 
entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR).\4\ On 
October 31, 2019, Commerce issued a no shipment inquiry to U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection (CBP) to corroborate Habas' claim.\5\ On March 2, 
2020, Commerce notified all interested parties that CBP found no 
evidence of shipments of subject merchandise produced and/or exported 
by Habas during the POR.\6\ On March 5, 2020, Commerce established a 
period for comments regarding CBP's findings.\7\ No parties submitted 
comments.
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    \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative 
Review, 84 FR 31296, 31296 (July 1, 2019).
    \2\ See The petitioner's letter, ``Steel Concrete Reinforcing 
Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated July 30, 2019.
    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242, 47254 (September 9, 2019) 
(Initiation Notice).
    \4\ See Habas' letter, ``Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from 
Turkey; Haba[scedil] no shipment letter,'' dated September 11, 2019.
    \5\ See Customs Instructions Message 9304317, dated October 31, 
2019.
    \6\ See Memorandum to the File, ``Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar 
from the Republic of Turkey: Results of No Shipment Inquiry,'' dated 
March 2, 2020.
    \7\ See Memorandum to the File, ``Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar 
from the Republic of Turkey: Deadline for Comments on Results of No 
Shipment Inquiry,'' dated March 5, 2020.
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Rescission of Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), it is Commerce's practice to 
rescind an administrative review of a CVD order where it concludes that 
there were no reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the 
POR.\8\ Normally, upon completion of an administrative review, the 
suspended entries are liquidated at the CVD assessment rate for the 
review period. See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2). Therefore, for an 
administrative review to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, 
suspended entry that Commerce can instruct CBP to liquidate at the 
calculated CVD assessment rate for the review period.\9\ As noted 
above, the CBP confirmed that there were no entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR with respect to Habas, the only exporter or 
producer subject to this administrative review.\10\ Accordingly, in

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the absence of reviewable, suspended entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR, we are rescinding this administrative review, in its 
entirety, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).
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    \8\ See, e.g., Certain Hardwood Plywood Products From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017-
2018, 84 FR 54844, 54845 & n.8 (October 11, 2019) (citing 
Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People's Republic of China: 
Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 
2015, 82 FR 14349 (March 20, 2017)).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).
    \10\ See, e.g., Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic 
of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review; 2017, 84 FR 48583 & n.8 (September 16, 2019).
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Assessment Rates

    Commerce will instruct CBP to assess CVDs on all appropriate 
entries. Because Commerce is rescinding this review in its entirety, 
the entries to which this administrative review pertained shall be 
assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated CVDs 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.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also 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(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or 
destruction of the APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective 
order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with regulations and 
terms of an APO is a violation, which is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: March 16, 2020.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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