Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016-2017, 18193-18194 [2020-06777]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 1, 2020 / Notices Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by the last day of April 2020. If Commerce does not receive, by the last day of April 2020, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the period identified above, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: March 26, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2020–06776 Filed 3–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–872] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016– 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Norma (India) Ltd. (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd (RNG), producers and/or exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (steel flanges) from India, received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), November 29, 2016 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable April 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas or John McGowan, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Mar 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3813 and (202) 482–3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review of steel flanges from India on October 15, 2019.1 For a history of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.3 On February 3, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results of this administrative review. The revised deadline for the final results of this administrative review is now March 27, 2020.4 Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is steel flanges. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ case and rebuttal briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues are identified in the 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 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016–2017, 84 FR 55141 (October 15, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2016–2017 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India,’’ dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,’’ dated January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 40 days. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 11/29/2016–12/31/2017,’’ dated February 3, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18193 registered users at https:// access.trade.gov and is available 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/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on the comments received from the interested parties after the Preliminary Results, we made changes to the net subsidy rates calculated for the mandatory respondents. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Companies Not Selected for Individual Review For the companies not selected for individual review, because the rates calculated for Norma and RNG were above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a weighted-average of the subsidy rates calculated for Norma and RNG using publicly ranged sales data submitted by the respondents. This is consistent with the methodology that we would use in an investigation to establish the all-others rate, pursuant to section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act. Final Results of Administrative Review We determine that, for the period of November 29, 2016 through December 31, 2017, the following total estimated net countervailable subsidy rates exist: Company Norma (India) Ltd 5 ............... R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd ........... Adinath International ............. Allena Group ......................... Alloyed Steel ......................... Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited ....................... C.D. Industries ...................... CHW Forge ........................... CHW Forge Pvt. Ltd. ............ Citizen Metal Depot .............. Corum Flange ....................... DN Forge Industries ............. Echjay Forgings Limited ....... Falcon Valves and Flanges Private Limited .................. Heubach International .......... Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. ......... Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) 5.39 4.69 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5 We note that cross-ownership exists between Norma (India) Ltd., USK Export Private Limited (USK), Uma Shanker Khandelwal and Co., (UMA) and Bansidhar Chiranjilal (BCL). See Issues and Decision Memorandum at 4. E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 18194 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 63 / Wednesday, April 1, 2020 / Notices Company Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd. .................. Kinnari Steel Corporation ..... M F Rings and Bearing Races Ltd. ......................... Mascot Metal Manufactures OM Exports ........................... Punjab Steel Works (PSW) .. R.D. Forge ............................ Raaj Sagar Steel .................. Ravi Ratan Metal Industries Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd. Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd. ........ SHM (ShinHeung Machinery) Siddhagiri Metal & Tubes ..... Sizer India ............................. Steel Shape India ................. Sudhir Forgings Pvt. Ltd. ...... Tirupati Forge ....................... 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 5.03 Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for these final results of review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rate Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce intends to issue appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. We will instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by the companies listed above, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, from November 29, 2016 through December 31, 2017, at the ad valorem rates listed above. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies listed in these final results will be equal to the subsidy rates established in the final results of this review; (2) for all nonreviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific or allothers rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Mar 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order ACTION: 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), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. NMFS announces that the date for the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop originally scheduled for April 2, 2020, in Wilmington, NC has been changed to July 2, 2020. Also, NMFS is postponing the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops originally scheduled for Houston, TX on March 17, 2020; Kitty Hawk, NC on April 1, 2020; and Revere, MA on April 3, 2020. The dates for these workshops have been changed to June 26, 2020, June 29, 2020, and June 16, 2020, respectively. The dates are being changed due to concerns about the spread of the COVID–19 virus associated with traveling to, and attending, the originally scheduled workshops. The workshop times and locations remains unchanged: 12 p.m.–4 p.m. for the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop; and, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops. The remaining workshops in May and June 2020 remain unchanged, unless further noticed. Atlantic Shark Identification workshops are mandatory for federally-permitted Atlantic shark dealers. Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops are mandatory for shark and swordfish limited-access permit holders who fish with longline or gillnet gear. Additional free workshops will be conducted during 2020. DATES: The date for the Atlantic Shark Identification workshop to be held in Wilmington, NC is changed to July 2, 2020, unless further noticed. The dates for the Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops to be held in Revere, MA, Houston, TX, and Kitty Hawk, NC, are changed to June 16, June 26, and June 29, 2020, respectively, unless further noticed. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. ADDRESSES: The address for the Atlantic Shark Identification to be held in Wilmington, NC, remains at Hampton Inn, 124 Old Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. The Safe Handling, Release, and Identification workshops remain at Holiday Inn Express, 9300 South Main Street, Houston, TX 77025; Hilton Garden Inn, 5353 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949; and, Hampton Inn, 230 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, MA 02151. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for further details. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Pearson by phone: (727) 551–5742. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The workshop schedules, registration Notification to Interested Parties These final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: March 23, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. List of Issues III. Background IV. Changes since the Preliminary Results V. Scope of the Order VI. Period of Review VII. Subsidies Valuation Information VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences IX. Analysis of Program X. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Determination Regarding the Exemption from Entry Tax for the Iron and Steel Industry in SGUP Comment 2: Calculation of EPCGS Benefits for Norma Comment 3: Calculation of EPCGS Benefits for RNG XI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–06777 Filed 3–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTIDs 0648–XT029, 0648–XT034] Schedules for Atlantic Shark Identification Workshops and Safe Handling, Release, and Identification Workshops; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of public workshops; correction. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-872]


Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Final Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016-2017

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Norma 
(India) Ltd. (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd (RNG), producers and/or 
exporters of finished carbon steel flanges (steel flanges) from India, 
received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), 
November 29, 2016 through December 31, 2017.

DATES: Applicable April 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas or John McGowan, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3813 and (202) 482-3019, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative 
review of steel flanges from India on October 15, 2019.\1\ For a 
history of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \1\ See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2016-2017, 84 
FR 55141 (October 15, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Final Results 
of the 2016-2017 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of 
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India,'' dated concurrently with 
this determination and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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    Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by 
the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through 
the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\3\ On February 3, 
2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results of this 
administrative review. The revised deadline for the final results of 
this administrative review is now March 27, 2020.\4\
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    \3\ See Memorandum to the Record from Gary Taverman, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ``Deadlines 
Affected by the Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government,'' dated 
January 28, 2019. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding 
have been extended by 40 days.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: 
Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 11/29/2016-12/31/2017,'' dated February 3, 
2020.
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    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is steel flanges. For a 
complete description of the scope of the order, see the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in interested parties' case and rebuttal briefs 
are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues are 
identified in the 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 https://access.trade.gov and is available 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/index.html. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on the comments received from the interested parties after 
the Preliminary Results, we made changes to the net subsidy rates 
calculated for the mandatory respondents. For a discussion of these 
issues, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Companies Not Selected for Individual Review

    For the companies not selected for individual review, because the 
rates calculated for Norma and RNG were above de minimis and not based 
entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a 
weighted-average of the subsidy rates calculated for Norma and RNG 
using publicly ranged sales data submitted by the respondents. This is 
consistent with the methodology that we would use in an investigation 
to establish the all-others rate, pursuant to section 705(c)(5)(A) of 
the Act.

Final Results of Administrative Review

    We determine that, for the period of November 29, 2016 through 
December 31, 2017, the following total estimated net countervailable 
subsidy rates exist:
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    \5\ We note that cross-ownership exists between Norma (India) 
Ltd., USK Export Private Limited (USK), Uma Shanker Khandelwal and 
Co., (UMA) and Bansidhar Chiranjilal (BCL). See Issues and Decision 
Memorandum at 4.

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                         Company                            (percent ad
                                                             valorem)
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Norma (India) Ltd \5\...................................            5.39
R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd....................................            4.69
Adinath International...................................            5.03
Allena Group............................................            5.03
Alloyed Steel...........................................            5.03
Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited....................            5.03
C.D. Industries.........................................            5.03
CHW Forge...............................................            5.03
CHW Forge Pvt. Ltd......................................            5.03
Citizen Metal Depot.....................................            5.03
Corum Flange............................................            5.03
DN Forge Industries.....................................            5.03
Echjay Forgings Limited.................................            5.03
Falcon Valves and Flanges Private Limited...............            5.03
Heubach International...................................            5.03
Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd...................................            5.03

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Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd.......................................            5.03
Kinnari Steel Corporation...............................            5.03
M F Rings and Bearing Races Ltd.........................            5.03
Mascot Metal Manufactures...............................            5.03
OM Exports..............................................            5.03
Punjab Steel Works (PSW)................................            5.03
R.D. Forge..............................................            5.03
Raaj Sagar Steel........................................            5.03
Ravi Ratan Metal Industries.............................            5.03
Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd...........................            5.03
Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd.................................            5.03
SHM (ShinHeung Machinery)...............................            5.03
Siddhagiri Metal & Tubes................................            5.03
Sizer India.............................................            5.03
Steel Shape India.......................................            5.03
Sudhir Forgings Pvt. Ltd................................            5.03
Tirupati Forge..........................................            5.03
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Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for these 
final results of review within five days of the date of publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

Assessment Rate

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce intends to issue 
appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 
days after publication of the final results of this review. We will 
instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced 
and/or exported by the companies listed above, entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse for consumption, from November 29, 2016 through December 
31, 2017, at the ad valorem rates listed above.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of this administrative 
review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The 
cash deposit rate for the companies listed in these final results will 
be equal to the subsidy rates established in the final results of this 
review; (2) for all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to 
continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific 
or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These 
cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    These final results are issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: March 23, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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

I. Summary
II. List of Issues
III. Background
IV. Changes since the Preliminary Results
V. Scope of the Order
VI. Period of Review
VII. Subsidies Valuation Information
VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences
IX. Analysis of Program
X. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Determination Regarding the Exemption from Entry Tax 
for the Iron and Steel Industry in SGUP
    Comment 2: Calculation of EPCGS Benefits for Norma
    Comment 3: Calculation of EPCGS Benefits for RNG
XI. Recommendation
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