Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Oman: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 22997-22998 [2020-08759]

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[FR Doc. 2020–08728 Filed 4–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–812] Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Oman: 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 Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG (Al Jazeera) made sales of certain welded carbonquality steel pipe from Oman at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Robert Palmer, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5973 or (202) 482–9068, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on December 11, 2018.1 For 1 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018, 84 FR 70150 (December 20, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Apr 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, see Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 Scope of the Order Imports covered by the order are shipments of circular welded carbonquality steel pipe. The merchandise subject to review is currently classifiable under items 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090, 7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5030, 7306.50.5050, and 7306.50.5070 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Issues and Decision Memorandum. 22997 Final Results of the Review As a result of this review, Commerce determines that the following weightedaverage dumping margin exists for the period December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018: Producer and/or exporter Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG ...................................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 1.10 Duty Assessment Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b), Commerce shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review.4 Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this administrative review. Analysis of Comments Received For Al Jazeera, we calculated We addressed the issues raised in importer-specific ad valorem duty parties’ case and rebuttal briefs in the assessment rates based on the ratio of Issues and Decision Memorandum. A the total amount of dumping calculated list of the issues raised by parties is for the importer’s examined sales to the provided in the appendix to this notice. total entered value of those same sales The Issues and Decision Memorandum in accordance with 19 CFR is a public document and is on-file 351.212(b)(1). Upon issuance of the final results of this administrative review, if electronically via Enforcement and any importer-specific assessment rates Compliance’s Antidumping and calculated in the final results are above Countervailing Duty Centralized de minimis (i.e., at or above 0.5 percent), Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Commerce will issue instructions ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a directly to CBP to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries. Where an complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed importer-specific assessment rate is zero directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries frn/index.html. The signed and without regard to antidumping duties. electronic versions of the Issues and In accordance with Commerce’s Decision Memorandum are identical in ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice,5 for content. entries of subject merchandise during Changes Since the Preliminary Results the POR produced by Al Jazeera for which it did not know that its Based on a review of the record and merchandise was destined for the comments received from interested United States, we will instruct CBP to parties regarding the Preliminary liquidate unreviewed entries at the allResults, we have recalculated the others rate if there is no rate for the weighted-average dumping margin for intermediate company(ies) involved in 3 Al Jazeera. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded CarbonQuality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Administrative Review; 2017–2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Issues and Decision Memorandum; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Final Results Margin Calculation for Al Jazeera Steel Products Co.,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4 In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). 5 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1 22998 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 80 / Friday, April 24, 2020 / Notices the transaction. We intend to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Al Jazeera will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review, as noted above; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.36 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.6 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping and/or countervailing duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their 6 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 91906 (December 19, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Apr 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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/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 We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: April 20, 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. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether a Particular Market Situation (PMS) Exists in Oman Comment 2: Whether Nucor Tubular Was Prejudiced by Rejection of Untimely Comments Comment 3: Whether To Recalculate Section 232 Duties Comment 4: Whether To Apply the Affiliated Party Test V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–08759 Filed 4–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–128] Mattresses From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a countervailing duty (CVD) petition (Petition) concerning imports of mattresses from the People’s Republic of China (China), filed in proper form on behalf of the petitioners, domestic producers of mattresses and certified unions that represent workers engaged in the domestic production of mattresses. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Applicable April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Pearson, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2631. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Petition On March 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) received a countervailing duty (CVD) petition (Petition) concerning imports of mattresses from the People’s Republic of China (China), filed in proper form on behalf of the petitioners,1 domestic producers of mattresses and certified unions that represent workers engaged in the domestic production of mattresses.2 The petition was accompanied by antidumping (AD) petitions concerning imports of mattresses from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.3 Between April 3 and 14, 2020, Commerce requested supplemental information pertaining to certain aspects of the Petition.4 The petitioners filed responses to these requests between April 8 and April 16, 2020.5 1 Brooklyn Bedding, Corsicana Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, FXI, Inc., Innocor, Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises, Inc., Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO (USW) (collectively, the petitioners). 2 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Mattresses from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam—Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions,’’ dated March 31, 2020 (the Petitions). 3 Id. 4 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Petitions for the Imposition of Antidumping Duties on Imports of Mattresses from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam and Countervailing Duties on Imports from China: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated April 3, 2020 (General Issues Questionnaire); Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Imports of Mattresses from the People’s Republic of China: Supplemental Questions,’’ dated April 3, 2020; Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Petition for the Imposition of Countervailing Duties on Imports of Mattresses from the People’s Republic of China: Second Supplemental Questions,’’ dated April 10, 2020; Memorandum, ‘‘Telephone Conversation with the Petitioners regarding Antidumping Duty Petitions Covering Mattresses from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam and the Countervailing Duty Petition Covering Mattresses from People’s Republic of China,’’ dated April 10, 2020 (Memorandum of Telephone Conversation); and Memorandum, ‘‘Phone Call with Counsel to the Petitioners,’’ dated April 14, 2020. 5 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Mattresses from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam: Responses to Petition Supplemental Questionnaires,’’ dated April E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-523-812]


Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From Oman: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Al 
Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG (Al Jazeera) made sales of certain 
welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman at less than normal value 
(NV) during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2017 through 
November 30, 2018.

DATES: Applicable April 24, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Robert Palmer, AD/
CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5973 or (202) 
482-9068, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce published the Preliminary Results on December 11, 2018.\1\ 
For events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, see Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \1\ See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the 
Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 84 FR 70150 (December 20, 2019) 
(Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe 
from the Sultanate of Oman: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of Administrative Review; 2017-2018,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    Imports covered by the order are shipments of circular welded 
carbon-quality steel pipe. The merchandise subject to review is 
currently classifiable under items 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 
7306.19.5110, 7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 
7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 
7306.30.5090, 7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5030, 7306.50.5050, and 
7306.50.5070 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise 
subject to the order is dispositive. For a complete description of the 
scope of the order, see Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Analysis of Comments Received

    We addressed the issues raised in parties' case and rebuttal briefs 
in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues raised by 
parties is provided 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. 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 a review of the record and comments received from 
interested parties regarding the Preliminary Results, we have 
recalculated the weighted-average dumping margin for Al Jazeera.\3\
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    \3\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum; see also Memorandum, 
``Final Results Margin Calculation for Al Jazeera Steel Products 
Co.,'' dated concurrently with this memorandum.
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Final Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, Commerce determines that the following 
weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period December 1, 2017 
through November 30, 2018:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
                  Producer and/or exporter                     dumping
                                                                margin
                                                              (percent)
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Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG.........................        1.10
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Duty Assessment

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b), Commerce shall determine and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance 
with the final results of this review.\4\ Commerce intends to issue 
appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this administrative review.
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    \4\ In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate 
calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation 
of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in 
Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 
(February 14, 2012).
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    For Al Jazeera, we calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty 
assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping 
calculated for the importer's examined sales to the total entered value 
of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). Upon 
issuance of the final results of this administrative review, if any 
importer-specific assessment rates calculated in the final results are 
above de minimis (i.e., at or above 0.5 percent), Commerce will issue 
instructions directly to CBP to assess antidumping duties on 
appropriate entries. Where an importer-specific assessment rate is zero 
or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate 
entries without regard to antidumping duties.
    In accordance with Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' practice,\5\ 
for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Al 
Jazeera for which it did not know that its merchandise was destined for 
the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries 
at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in

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the transaction. We intend to issue assessment instructions directly to 
CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review.
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    \5\ For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping 
Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication of the final 
results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2) 
of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Al Jazeera will be the rate 
established in the final results of this administrative review, as 
noted above; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters 
not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior 
segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be 
the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed 
segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered 
in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the 
manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate 
established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding 
for the manufacturer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to 
be 7.36 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-
value investigation.\6\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \6\ See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the 
Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates: Amended 
Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping 
Duty Orders, 81 FR 91906 (December 19, 2016).
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Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding 
the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to 
liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and 
the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping and/or countervailing 
duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (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/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

    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: April 20, 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. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Whether a Particular Market Situation (PMS) Exists in 
Oman
    Comment 2: Whether Nucor Tubular Was Prejudiced by Rejection of 
Untimely Comments
    Comment 3: Whether To Recalculate Section 232 Duties
    Comment 4: Whether To Apply the Affiliated Party Test
V. Recommendation

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