Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019, 27359-27361 [2020-09905]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 90 / Friday, May 8, 2020 / Notices Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. These petitions are received pursuant to section 251 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Miriam Kearse, Lead Program Analyst. [FR Doc. 2020–09891 Filed 5–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–485–805] Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that S.C. Silcotub S.A. (Silcotub), a producer/exporter of certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe (small diameter seamless pipe) from Romania, did not sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. In addition, Commerce preliminarily determines that ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. (ArcelorMittal) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable May 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Johnson or Samantha Kinney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4929 or (202) 482–2285, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 7, 2019, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter seamless pipe from Romania covering four producers/exporters.1 On October 15, 2019, United States Steel Corporation (the petitioner) withdrew its request for administrative review of SC TMK-Artrom S.A. (TMK-Artrom) and SC Tubinox S.A. (Tubinox).2 Based on this request, we rescinded this review with respect to TMK-Artrom and Tubinox, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1).3 The administrative review remains active with respect to the two remaining companies for which a review was initiated, i.e., ArcelorMittal and Silcotub. On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for these results until June 22, 2020.4 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order 5 is small diameter seamless pipe from Romania. The product is currently classified under subheadings 7304.10.10.20, 7304.10.50.20, 7304.19.10.20, 7304.19.50.20, 7304.31.30.00, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.16, 7304.39.00.20, 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.51.50.05, 7304.51.50.60, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.10, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, and 7304.59.80.25 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 53411 (October 7, 2019). 2 See Petitioner’s Letter,’’ Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard Line, and Pressure Pipe (Under 4.5 Inches) from Romania: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order,’’ dated October 15, 2019. 3 See Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe (Under 4.5 Inches) from Romania: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019, 84 FR 58684 (November 1, 2019). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 5 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania, 65 FR 48963 (August 10, 2000) (Order). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27359 HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of merchandise subject to the scope is dispositive. For a full description of the Scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Constructed export price (CEP) is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 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 http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments We preliminarily determine that ArcelorMittal had no shipments of the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.7 Consistent with its practice, Commerce finds that it is not appropriate to preliminarily rescind the review with respect to ArcelorMittal, but rather to complete the review and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review. Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, Commerce preliminarily determines that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019: 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018– 2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 7 Id. E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1 27360 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 90 / Friday, May 8, 2020 / Notices Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Producer/exporter 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should S.C. Silcotub S.A .................. 0.00 confirm by telephone the date, time and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Disclosure and Public Comment Unless the deadline is extended Commerce intends to disclose the pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the calculations performed in connection Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), with these preliminary results to Commerce intends to issue the final interested parties within five days after results of this administrative review, the date of publication of this notice in including the results of its analysis of accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). issues raised in any written briefs, not Interested parties may submit case later than 120 days after the date of briefs to Commerce no later than 30 publication of this notice. days after the date of publication of this 8 Assessment Rates Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues notice. raised in the case briefs, may be filed no Upon issuance of the final results, later than seven days after the date for Commerce shall determine, and CBP 9 filing case briefs. Note that Commerce shall assess, antidumping duties on all has temporarily modified certain of its appropriate entries covered by this requirements for serving documents review.14 containing business proprietary If Silcotub’s calculated weightedinformation, until May 19, 2020, unless average dumping margin is above de extended.10 Pursuant to 19 CFR minimis (i.e., greater than or equal to 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who 0.50 percent) in the final results of this submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in review, we will calculate importerthis proceeding are encouraged to specific ad valorem duty assessment submit with each argument: (1) A rates based on the ratio of the total statement of the issue; (2) a brief amount of antidumping duties summary of the argument; and (3) a calculated for the examined sales to the table of authorities. total entered value of the examined All submissions to Commerce must be sales to that importer, and we will filed electronically using Enforcement instruct CBP to assess antidumping and Compliance’s electronic records duties on all appropriate entries covered system, ACCESS,11 and must also be by this review. If Silcotub’s weightedserved on interested parties.12 An average dumping margin continues to be electronically filed document must be zero or de minimis, or an importerreceived successfully in its entirety by specific assessment rate is zero or de ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on minimis, we will instruct CBP to the date that the document is due. liquidate the appropriate entries Interested parties who wish to request without regard to antidumping duties.15 a hearing must submit a written request In accordance with the Department’s to the Assistant Secretary for ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice, for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. entries of subject merchandise during Department of Commerce, using the POR produced by Silcotub for which ACCESS within 30 days of publication it did not know its merchandise was of this notice.13 Requests should destined for the United States, we will contain: (1) The party’s name, address, instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed and telephone number; (2) the number entries at the all-others rate if there is no of participants; and (3) a list of issues to rate for the intermediate company (or be discussed. Issues raised in the companies) involved in the hearing will be limited to issues raised transaction.16 If we continue to find in the final in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, results that ArcelorMittal had no shipments of subject merchandise, for 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii). entries of subject merchandise during 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(d); see also Temporary Rule the POR produced by ArcelorMittal for Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to which it did not know that the COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020) merchandise was destined for the (Temporary Rule) (‘‘To provide adequate time for United States, we will instruct CBP to release of case briefs via ACCESS, E&C intends to Weightedaverage dumping margin percent) schedule the due date for all rebuttal briefs to be 7 days after case briefs are filed (while these modifications are in effect).’’). 10 See Temporary Rule. 11 See 19 CFR 351.303. 12 See 19 CFR 351.303(f). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 14 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 16 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 15 See PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 liquidate un-reviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date 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 small diameter seamless pipe from Romania entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Silcotub will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review, except if the rate is de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1) (i.e., less than 0.50 percent), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 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; (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 recentlycompleted segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 13.06 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.17 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). 17 See E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM Order, 65 FR at 48965. 08MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 90 / Friday, May 8, 2020 / Notices Dated: May 4, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Currency Conversion VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–09905 Filed 5–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–583–848] Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Teh Fong Min International Co., Ltd. (TFM), the sole producer and/or exporter subject to this administrative review, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review. DATES: Applicable May 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Hansen, 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) 482–3683. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 15, 2019, Commerce initiated the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stilbenic optical brightening agents (OBAs) from Taiwan.1 The period of review is May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. On January 14, 2020, we extended the due date for the preliminary results of this review from January 31, 2020 to May 22, 2020. On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739, 33743 (July 15, 2019) (Initiation Notice). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 27361 thereby extending the deadline for these results until July 13, 2020.2 Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the Order 3 is OBAs and is currently classifiable under subheadings 3204.20.8000, 2933.69.6050, 2921.59.4000 and 2921.59.8090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the Order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.4 Preliminary Results of the Administrative Review We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for TFM for the period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019: Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price and constructed export price are calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in the Appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these preliminary results to the parties within five days after public announcement of the preliminary results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.5 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.6 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.7 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via ACCESS. An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS, no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.8 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. Commerce intends to issue the final 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. Commerce’s practice dictates that, where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). We note that 50 days after May 22, 2020 is July 11, 2020. However, because that date is a Saturday, the current deadline is Monday, July 13, 2020. 3 See Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 27419 (May 10, 2012) (Order). 4 See ‘‘Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents from Taiwan: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Producer/exporter Teh Fong Min International Co., Ltd ........................................... 5 See Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 4.61 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 7 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020). 8 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 6 See E:\FR\FM\08MYN1.SGM 08MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-485-805]


Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line 
and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 
2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that S.C. Silcotub S.A. (Silcotub), a producer/exporter of certain 
small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure 
pipe (small diameter seamless pipe) from Romania, did not sell subject 
merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of 
review (POR) August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. In addition, 
Commerce preliminarily determines that ArcelorMittal Tubular Products 
Roman S.A. (ArcelorMittal) had no shipments of subject merchandise 
during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable May 8, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Johnson or Samantha Kinney, 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) 482-4929 or (202) 
482-2285, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 7, 2019, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), 
Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order on small diameter seamless pipe from 
Romania covering four producers/exporters.\1\ On October 15, 2019, 
United States Steel Corporation (the petitioner) withdrew its request 
for administrative review of SC TMK-Artrom S.A. (TMK-Artrom) and SC 
Tubinox S.A. (Tubinox).\2\ Based on this request, we rescinded this 
review with respect to TMK-Artrom and Tubinox, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(1).\3\ The administrative review remains active with 
respect to the two remaining companies for which a review was 
initiated, i.e., ArcelorMittal and Silcotub.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 53411 (October 7, 2019).
    \2\ See Petitioner's Letter,'' Carbon and Alloy Seamless 
Standard Line, and Pressure Pipe (Under 4.5 Inches) from Romania: 
Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of 
Antidumping Duty Order,'' dated October 15, 2019.
    \3\ See Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure 
Pipe (Under 4.5 Inches) from Romania: Partial Rescission of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 84 FR 58684 
(November 1, 2019).
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    On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative 
reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for these results 
until June 22, 2020.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to 
Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19,'' dated April 24, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order \5\ is small diameter seamless 
pipe from Romania. The product is currently classified under 
subheadings 7304.10.10.20, 7304.10.50.20, 7304.19.10.20, 7304.19.50.20, 
7304.31.30.00, 7304.31.60.50, 7304.39.00.16, 7304.39.00.20, 
7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.51.50.05, 
7304.51.50.60, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.10, 7304.59.80.15, 
7304.59.80.20, and 7304.59.80.25 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 
merchandise subject to the scope is dispositive. For a full description 
of the Scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\6\
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    \5\ See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Small Diameter 
Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from 
Romania, 65 FR 48963 (August 10, 2000) (Order).
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy 
Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Decision 
Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 
2018-2019,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 
Constructed export price (CEP) is calculated in accordance with section 
772 of the Act. NV is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the 
Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 
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 http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed at 
http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    We preliminarily determine that ArcelorMittal had no shipments of 
the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.\7\ 
Consistent with its practice, Commerce finds that it is not appropriate 
to preliminarily rescind the review with respect to ArcelorMittal, but 
rather to complete the review and issue appropriate instructions to CBP 
based on the final results of this review.
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    \7\ Id.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, Commerce preliminarily determines that 
the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period 
August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019:

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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed in 
connection with these preliminary results to interested parties within 
five days after the date of publication of this notice in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 
30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\8\ Rebuttal 
briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no 
later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.\9\ Note 
that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for 
serving documents containing business proprietary information, until 
May 19, 2020, unless extended.\10\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 
(d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this 
proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement 
of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/
CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 
2020) (Temporary Rule) (``To provide adequate time for release of 
case briefs via ACCESS, E&C intends to schedule the due date for all 
rebuttal briefs to be 7 days after case briefs are filed (while 
these modifications are in effect).'').
    \10\ See Temporary Rule.
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    All submissions to Commerce must be filed electronically using 
Enforcement and Compliance's electronic records system, ACCESS,\11\ and 
must also be served on interested parties.\12\ An electronically filed 
document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS, by 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the date that the document is due.
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.303(f).
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, using ACCESS within 30 days of 
publication of this notice.\13\ Requests should contain: (1) The 
party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised 
in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the respective case 
and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce 
intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, at a time and date to be 
determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time and 
location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), Commerce intends to issue the final 
results of this administrative review, including the results of its 
analysis of issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 
days after the date of publication of this notice.

Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered 
by this review.\14\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    If Silcotub's calculated weighted-average dumping margin is above 
de minimis (i.e., greater than or equal to 0.50 percent) in the final 
results of this review, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem 
duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of 
antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total 
entered value of the examined sales to that importer, and we will 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries 
covered by this review. If Silcotub's weighted-average dumping margin 
continues to be zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment 
rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.\15\
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    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
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    In accordance with the Department's ``automatic assessment'' 
practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by 
Silcotub for which it did not know 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 
(or companies) involved in the transaction.\16\
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    \16\ For a full discussion of this clarification, see 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of 
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    If we continue to find in the final results that ArcelorMittal had 
no shipments of subject merchandise, for entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR produced by ArcelorMittal for which it did not know that 
the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct 
CBP to liquidate un-reviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is 
no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.
    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the 
publication date 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 small diameter seamless pipe from Romania entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash 
deposit rate for Silcotub will be the rate established in the final 
results of this administrative review, except if the rate is de minimis 
within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1) (i.e., less than 0.50 
percent), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for 
merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this 
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; (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 for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all 
other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 13.06 percent, the 
all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value 
investigation.\17\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \17\ See Order, 65 FR at 48965.
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Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).


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    Dated: May 4, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Methodology
V. Currency Conversion
VI. Recommendation

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