Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 19136-19137 [2020-07149]

Download as PDF 19136 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 66 / Monday, April 6, 2020 / Notices On February 6, 2020, pursuant to these requests and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice initiating an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on thermal paper from China with respect to all of the companies for which Appvion had requested the review.3 On March 26, 2020, Appvion withdrew its request for an administrative review with respect to all of the companies for which Commerce had initiated the review.4 protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.5 This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Rescission of Review Dated: March 31, 2020. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Appvion withdrew its request for review of all companies that were subject to the review within the requisite 90 days. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety. Assessment Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to all 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. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–012] Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable April 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries of thermal paper from China. Countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing 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. for Administrative Review,’’ dated December 2, 2019. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 6896 (February 6, 2020). 4 See letter from Appvion, ‘‘Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China/ Withdrawal for Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated March 26, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2020–07148 Filed 4–3–20; 8:45 am] 17:47 Apr 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 Background On January 8, 2015, Commerce published its AD order on wire rod from China in the Federal Register.1 On December 2, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset 5 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020). 1 See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 1015 (January 8, 2015) (Order). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review of the AD order on wire rod from China,2 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).3 Commerce received notices of intent to participate from Charter Steel, Commercial Metals Company, EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel, Liberty Steel USA, Nucor Corporation, and Optimus Steel LLC (collectively, domestic interested parties), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).4 Each claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic producers of wire rod in the United States. Commerce received a substantive response from the domestic interested parties 5 within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no substantive response from any other domestic or interested parties in this proceeding, nor was a hearing requested. On January 22, 2020, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.6 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 an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this AD order. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately circular cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid crosssectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high nickel steel; (d) ball bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of 2 See Order. We applied the weighted-average dumping margins of 106.19 percent to Rizhao Steel Wire Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., and Jiangsu Shagang International Trade Co., Ltd., and 110.25 percent as the China-wide rate. Id. at 1017. 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 65968 (December 2, 2019). 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated December 17, 2019. 5 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the People’s Republic of China—Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive,’’ dated January 2, 2020. 6 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Review Initiated on December 2, 2019,’’ dated January 22, 2020. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 66 / Monday, April 6, 2020 / Notices the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorus, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in this scope. The products subject to this order are currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 of the HTSUS also may be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by the order is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.7 Analysis of Comments Received jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping, and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail if this order were revoked. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via the 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. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as the appendix to this notice. 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 and electronic versions of the Issues and 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Apr 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 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 APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.8 Dated: March 31, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–07149 Filed 4–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 8 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020). Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–883] Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the AD order on wire rod from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weightedaverage margins up to 110.25 percent. PO 00000 19137 Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hotrolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable April 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On October 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Korea.1 Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to ten companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Subsequent to the initiation of the administrative review, the petitioners 3 timely withdrew their request for an administrative review of nine companies for which a review had been requested, as discussed below. No other party requested an administrative review of these companies. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 1 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 52068 (October 1, 2019). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019) (Initiation Notice); see also Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020) at footnote 6, clarifying initiation as to two of these companies. 3 The petitioners are AK Steel Corporation; ArcelorMittal USA LLC; Nucor Corporation; SSAB Enterprises, LLC; Steel Dynamics, Inc.; and United States Steel Corporation. E:\FR\FM\06APN1.SGM 06APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 66 (Monday, April 6, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19136-19137]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-012]


Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Five-Year 
Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on 
carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the People's 
Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of 
Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable April 6, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On January 8, 2015, Commerce published its AD order on wire rod 
from China in the Federal Register.\1\ On December 2, 2019, Commerce 
published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the AD 
order on wire rod from China,\2\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\3\ Commerce received notices 
of intent to participate from Charter Steel, Commercial Metals Company, 
EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel, Liberty Steel USA, Nucor Corporation, and 
Optimus Steel LLC (collectively, domestic interested parties), within 
the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\4\ Each claimed 
interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic 
producers of wire rod in the United States.
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    \1\ See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the 
People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 80 FR 1015 
(January 8, 2015) (Order).
    \2\ See Order. We applied the weighted-average dumping margins 
of 106.19 percent to Rizhao Steel Wire Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin 
Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., and Jiangsu Shagang International 
Trade Co., Ltd., and 110.25 percent as the China-wide rate. Id. at 
1017.
    \3\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 84 FR 65968 
(December 2, 2019).
    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Carbon and 
Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the People's Republic of China: 
Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated December 17, 2019.
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    Commerce received a substantive response from the domestic 
interested parties \5\ within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no substantive response from any other 
domestic or interested parties in this proceeding, nor was a hearing 
requested.
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    \5\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Carbon and 
Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the People's Republic of China--
Domestic Interested Parties' Substantive,'' dated January 2, 2020.
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    On January 22, 2020, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade 
Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an adequate substantive 
response from respondent interested parties.\6\ 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 an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this AD 
order.
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    \6\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Review Initiated on December 
2, 2019,'' dated January 22, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is certain hot-rolled 
products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately 
circular cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-
sectional diameter. Specifically excluded are steel products possessing 
the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) definitions for (a) 
stainless steel; (b) tool steel; (c) high nickel steel; (d) ball 
bearing steel; or (e) concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded 
are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products 
(i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of

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the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or 
more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent 
of phosphorus, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 
percent of tellurium). All products meeting the physical description of 
subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are included in 
this scope.
    The products subject to this order are currently classifiable under 
subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 
7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 
7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the 
HTSUS. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 
of the HTSUS also may be included in this scope if they meet the 
physical description of subject merchandise above. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise covered by the order is 
dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see 
the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.\7\
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    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the People's Republic 
of China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum. The issues discussed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of 
dumping, and the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail 
if this order were revoked. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a 
public document and is on file electronically via the 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. A list of topics 
discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as the 
appendix to this notice. 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 and electronic versions 
of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, we 
determine that revocation of the AD order on wire rod from China would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-
average margins up to 110.25 percent.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
an APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of 
proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.305. Timely 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 APO 
is a violation which is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these final results and this notice 
in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, 
and 19 CFR 351.218. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain 
of its requirements for serving documents containing business 
proprietary information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.\8\
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    \8\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due 
to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020).

    Dated: March 31, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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