Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 19929-19931 [2020-07482]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 69 / Thursday, April 9, 2020 / Notices 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 these orders 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 our without other elements. Excluded from the scope of the antidumping order 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 these orders is threaded rod that is imported as part of a package of hardware in conjunction with a ready-to-assemble piece of furniture. Steel threaded rod is currently classifiable under subheadings 7318.15.5051, 7318.15.5056, and 7318.15.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff 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. [FR Doc. 2020–07483 Filed 4–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–104] Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod From the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), we are issuing an antidumping duty order on alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod (threaded rod) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable April 9, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun at (202) 482–5760, AD/ CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Apr 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on February 18, 2020, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation of imports of threaded rod from China.1 On April 3, 2020, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of the LTFV imports of threaded rod from China.2 Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is threaded rod. For a complete description for the scope of the order, see the appendix to this notice. Antidumping Duty Order On April 3, 2020, in accordance with sections 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of LTFV imports of threaded rod from China.3 Therefore, in accordance with sections 735(c)(2) and 736 of the Act, Commerce is issuing this antidumping duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of threaded rod from China are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from China, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant entries of threaded rod from China. Antidumping duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of threaded rod from China entered, or 1 See Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 85 FR 8821 (February 18, 2020) (Final Determination). 2 See Notification Letter from the ITC dated April 3, 2020 (ITC Letter). 3 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19929 withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 25, 2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,4 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC’s final injury determination as further described below. Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 736 of the Act, Commerce will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of threaded rod from China as described in the appendix to this notice which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the amount as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the cash deposit rates listed below.5 The rate for the China-wide entity applies to all exporters not specifically listed. For the purpose of determining cash deposit rates, the estimated weighted-average dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise from China have been adjusted, as appropriate, for exportcontingent subsidies calculated based on the final determination of the companion countervailing duty investigation of threaded rod from China.6 Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages and cash deposit percentages are as follows: 4 See Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 84 FR 50379 (September 25, 2019) (Preliminary Determination). 5 See section 736(a)(3) of the Act. 6 See Final Determination, 85 FR at 8822; see also Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 85 FR 8833 (February 18, 2020), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 19930 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 69 / Thursday, April 9, 2020 / Notices Cash deposit rate (adjusted for subsidy offsets) (percent) Exporter Producer Ningbo Zhongjiang High Strength Bolts Co., Ltd ......... Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co., Ltd ...................... Cooper & Turner (Ningbo) International Trading Co., Ltd. Cooper & Turner (Ningbo) International Trading Co., Ltd. Cooper & Turner (Ningbo) International Trading Co., Ltd. EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd ............................. EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd ............................. Ningbo Zhongjiang High Strength Bolts Co., Ltd ......... Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co., Ltd ...................... Zhejiang Cooper & Turner Fasteners Co., Ltd ............ 14.16 4.26 11.47 3.62 0.00 0.00 Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology Co., Ltd ............ 11.47 0.00 Zhejiang Huiyou Import & Export Co., Ltd ................... 11.47 0.00 Ningbo Zhongjiang High Strength Bolts Co., Ltd ......... Ningbo Zhenghai Yongding Fasteners Manufacture Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co., Ltd ...................... Haiyan Qinshan Rubber Factory .................................. Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology Co., Ltd ............ Ningbo Zhenhai Zhongbiao Standard Parts Factory ... Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co., Ltd ..................... Zhejiang Golden Automotive Fastener Co., Ltd ........... Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co., Ltd ..................... Ningbo Qunli Fastener Manufacture Co., Ltd .............. Nantong Runyou Metal Products Co., Ltd ................... Zhejiang Junyue Standard Parts Co., Ltd .................... Ningbo Xingsheng Oil Pipe Fittings Manufacture Co., Ltd. Ningbo Zhenghai Yongding Fastener Co., Ltd ............ Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology Co., Ltd ............ Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology Co., Ltd ............ ....................................................................................... 11.47 11.47 0.00 0.00 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47 11.47 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 11.47 11.47 11.47 59.45 0.00 0.00 0.00 48.91 EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd ............................. EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd ............................. IFI & Morgan Ltd .......................................................... Jiaxing Genteel Import & Export Co., Ltd .................... Ningbo Dingtuo Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ........................... Zhejiang Heiter Mfg & Trade Co., Ltd .......................... Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co., Ltd ..................... Ningbo Qunli Fastener Manufacture Co., Ltd .............. Nantong Runyou Metal Products Co., Ltd ................... Ningbo Shareway Import & Export, Co., Ltd ................ Ningbo Xingsheng Oil Pipe Fittings Manufacture Co., Ltd. Ningbo Zhenghai Yongding Fastener Co., Ltd ............ RMB Fasteners Ltd ...................................................... Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology Co., Ltd ............ China-Wide Entity ......................................................... Provisional Measures khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months, except where exporters representing a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request Commerce to extend that fourmonth period to no more than six months. Because certain exporters accounting for a significant proportion of threaded rod from China requested an extension of the provisional measures, we extended the four-month period to six months in this proceeding.7 The period began on September 25, 2019 and ended on March 22, 2020. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of threaded rod from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after March 22, 2020, the date the provisional measures expired, through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the 7 See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 50381. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Apr 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Notification to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to threaded rod from China pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: April 3, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the scope of this order 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, coldrolled, threaded, and straightened, or it may be hot-rolled. In addition, the alloy and certain carbon steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to this order 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., PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 order, 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 order 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 order 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 E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 69 / Thursday, April 9, 2020 / Notices merchandise, only the threaded rod is included in the scope. Excluded from the scope of this order 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 order 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 order 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 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. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331 or on their website at www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to gather Advisory Panel input on an amendment to the MSB fishery management plan that could modify the plan’s goals and objectives as well as the permitting system and associated management measures for Illex squid. [FR Doc. 2020–07482 Filed 4–8–20; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2020–07500 Filed 4–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA112] [RTID 0648–XX048] Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish (MSB) Advisory Panel will hold a meeting. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 1 p.m. and conclude by 6 p.m. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a telephone-only audio connection: http:// mafmc.adobeconnect.com/ msbap2020illex/. Telephone instructions are provided upon connecting, or the public can call direct: 800–832–0736, Rm: *7833942#. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Apr 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to any meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 6, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application submitted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The exempted fishing permit would allow the use of electronic monitoring and dockside monitoring to support testing a maximized retention model in the groundfish fishery. Vessels would be exempt from minimum fish sizes and groundfish sector at-sea monitoring SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19931 requirements. Additionally, vessels would be authorized to access portions of Closed Area II during certain times of year, and use trawl gear below the minimum mesh size. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by either of the following methods: • Email: nmfs.gar.efp@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘GMRI MREM EFP.’’ • Mail: Michael Pentony, Regional Administrator, NMFS, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘GMRI MREM EFP.’’ Copies of the supplemental information report (SIR) developed in support of this project may be obtained by contacting Claire Fitz-Gerald, Fishery Policy Analyst at the Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 978–281– 9255. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claire Fitz-Gerald, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978–281–9255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Groundfish sectors must implement and fund an at-sea monitoring (ASM) program, and the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan allows sectors to use electronic monitoring (EM) to satisfy this monitoring requirement, provided that NMFS deems the technology sufficient for catch monitoring. NMFS recently notified the Council of its intent to allow sectors to submit EM plans instead of, or in addition to, ASM plans as part of the fishing year 2021 and 2022 sector operations plans approval process. For the 2020 fishing year, lessons learned through this exempted fishing permit (EFP) will allow NMFS to continue developing standards and requirements for the groundfish EM program. Project partners include the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and fishermen. GMRI submitted an EFP application to test a maximized retention electronic monitoring (MREM) model and an accompanying dockside monitoring (DSM) program to monitor high-volume bottom-trawl vessels in the groundfish fleet. Vessels would be outfitted with EM systems (cameras and gear sensors), and the cameras would be on for 100 percent of groundfish trips. The EFP E:\FR\FM\09APN1.SGM 09APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 69 (Thursday, April 9, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19929-19931]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-104]


Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod From the People's 
Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), we 
are issuing an antidumping duty order on alloy and certain carbon steel 
threaded rod (threaded rod) from the People's Republic of China 
(China).

DATES: Applicable April 9, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun at (202) 482-5760, 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

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on February 18, 
2020, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the 
less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of imports of threaded rod 
from China.\1\ On April 3, 2020, the ITC notified Commerce of its final 
determination pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of the 
LTFV imports of threaded rod from China.\2\
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    \1\ See Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value, 85 FR 8821 (February 18, 2020) (Final 
Determination).
    \2\ See Notification Letter from the ITC dated April 3, 2020 
(ITC Letter).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is threaded rod. For a complete 
description for the scope of the order, see the appendix to this 
notice.

Antidumping Duty Order

    On April 3, 2020, in accordance with sections 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this 
investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of 
the Act by reason of LTFV imports of threaded rod from China.\3\ 
Therefore, in accordance with sections 735(c)(2) and 736 of the Act, 
Commerce is issuing this antidumping duty order.
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    \3\ Id.
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    Because the ITC determined that imports of threaded rod from China 
are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such 
merchandise from China, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, are subject to the assessment of antidumping duties. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce 
will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon 
further instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties equal to the amount 
by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price 
(or constructed export price) of the merchandise, for all relevant 
entries of threaded rod from China. Antidumping duties will be assessed 
on unliquidated entries of threaded rod from China entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after September 25, 
2019, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,\4\ but 
will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the 
provisional measures period and before publication of the ITC's final 
injury determination as further described below.
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    \4\ See Alloy and Certain Carbon Steel Threaded Rod from the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination 
and Extension of Provisional Measures, 84 FR 50379 (September 25, 
2019) (Preliminary Determination).
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 736 of the Act, Commerce will instruct 
CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of threaded rod from China as 
described in the appendix to this notice which are entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of the ITC's notice of final determination in the Federal 
Register. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in 
effect until further notice.
    We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the 
amount as indicated below. Accordingly, effective on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury determination, CBP 
will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit 
estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to 
the cash deposit rates listed below.\5\ The rate for the China-wide 
entity applies to all exporters not specifically listed. For the 
purpose of determining cash deposit rates, the estimated weighted-
average dumping margins for imports of subject merchandise from China 
have been adjusted, as appropriate, for export-contingent subsidies 
calculated based on the final determination of the companion 
countervailing duty investigation of threaded rod from China.\6\
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    \5\ See section 736(a)(3) of the Act.
    \6\ See Final Determination, 85 FR at 8822; see also Carbon and 
Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 85 FR 8833 (February 
18, 2020), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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Estimated Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

    The weighted-average antidumping duty margin percentages and cash 
deposit percentages are as follows:

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                                                                                     Estimated     Cash deposit
                                                                                     weighted-    rate (adjusted
                  Exporter                                 Producer                   average       for subsidy
                                                                                  dumping margin     offsets)
                                                                                     (percent)       (percent)
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Ningbo Zhongjiang High Strength Bolts Co.,   Ningbo Zhongjiang High Strength               14.16            3.62
 Ltd.                                         Bolts Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co., Ltd.....  Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co.,             4.26            0.00
                                              Ltd.
Cooper & Turner (Ningbo) International       Zhejiang Cooper & Turner Fasteners            11.47            0.00
 Trading Co., Ltd.                            Co., Ltd.
Cooper & Turner (Ningbo) International       Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology            11.47            0.00
 Trading Co., Ltd.                            Co., Ltd.
Cooper & Turner (Ningbo) International       Zhejiang Huiyou Import & Export               11.47            0.00
 Trading Co., Ltd.                            Co., Ltd.
EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd........  Ningbo Zhongjiang High Strength               11.47            0.00
                                              Bolts Co., Ltd.
EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd........  Ningbo Zhenghai Yongding Fasteners            11.47            0.00
                                              Manufacture Co., Ltd.
EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd........  Zhejiang Junyue Standard Part Co.,            11.47            0.00
                                              Ltd.
EC International (Nantong) Co., Ltd........  Haiyan Qinshan Rubber Factory......           11.47            0.00
IFI & Morgan Ltd...........................  Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology            11.47            0.00
                                              Co., Ltd.
Jiaxing Genteel Import & Export Co., Ltd...  Ningbo Zhenhai Zhongbiao Standard             11.47            0.00
                                              Parts Factory.
Ningbo Dingtuo Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd........  Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co.,           11.47            0.00
                                              Ltd.
Zhejiang Heiter Mfg & Trade Co., Ltd.......  Zhejiang Golden Automotive Fastener           11.47            0.00
                                              Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co., Ltd....  Ningbo Jinding Fastening Piece Co.,           11.47            0.00
                                              Ltd.
Ningbo Qunli Fastener Manufacture Co., Ltd.  Ningbo Qunli Fastener Manufacture             11.47            0.00
                                              Co., Ltd.
Nantong Runyou Metal Products Co., Ltd.....  Nantong Runyou Metal Products Co.,            11.47            0.00
                                              Ltd.
Ningbo Shareway Import & Export, Co., Ltd..  Zhejiang Junyue Standard Parts Co.,           11.47            0.00
                                              Ltd.
Ningbo Xingsheng Oil Pipe Fittings           Ningbo Xingsheng Oil Pipe Fittings            11.47            0.00
 Manufacture Co., Ltd.                        Manufacture Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Zhenghai Yongding Fastener Co., Ltd.  Ningbo Zhenghai Yongding Fastener             11.47            0.00
                                              Co., Ltd.
RMB Fasteners Ltd..........................  Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology            11.47            0.00
                                              Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology Co., Ltd  Zhejiang Morgan Brother Technology            11.47            0.00
                                              Co., Ltd.
China-Wide Entity..........................  ...................................           59.45           48.91
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Provisional Measures

    Section 733(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months, except where exporters representing a 
significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise request 
Commerce to extend that four-month period to no more than six months. 
Because certain exporters accounting for a significant proportion of 
threaded rod from China requested an extension of the provisional 
measures, we extended the four-month period to six months in this 
proceeding.\7\ The period began on September 25, 2019 and ended on 
March 22, 2020.
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    \7\ See Preliminary Determination, 84 FR at 50381.
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    Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our 
practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of 
liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, 
unliquidated entries of threaded rod from China entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption after March 22, 2020, the date the 
provisional measures expired, through the day preceding the date of 
publication of the ITC's final injury determination in the Federal 
Register. Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of 
publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal Register.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
threaded rod from China pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties can find a list of antidumping duty orders currently 
in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: April 3, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the scope of this order 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 addition, the alloy and certain carbon steel 
threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to this order 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 hot-dipping), 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 order, 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 order 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 order 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

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merchandise, only the threaded rod is included in the scope.
    Excluded from the scope of this order 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 order 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 order 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 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.

[FR Doc. 2020-07482 Filed 4-8-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P