Forged Steel Fittings From India: Amended Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 36835-36837 [2020-13159]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 118 / Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Notices matches that are not fastened into a matchbook cover such as wooden matches, stick matches, box matches, kitchen matches, pocket matches, penny matches, household matches, strikeanywhere matches (aka ‘‘SAW’’ matches), strike-on-box matches (aka ‘‘SOB’’ matches), fireplace matches, barbeque/grill matches, fire starters, and wax matches. The merchandise subject to this order is properly classified under subheading 3605.00.0060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under subheading 3605.00.0030 of the HTSUS. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum,8 which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the dumping margin likely to prevail if the order was revoked. 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 http://acess.trade.gov. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an Appendix to this notice. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Dated: June 4, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Final Results of Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on commodity matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-average dumping margins up to 66.07 percent. individual establishment prominently displayed on the matchbook cover, it is promotional. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Commodity Matchbooks from India,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing the final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(3). Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Dumping Margins Likely to Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–12642 Filed 6–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–892] Forged Steel Fittings From India: Amended Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 30, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on forged steel fittings from India. Commerce is amending the scope of the preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36835 Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4737. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 30, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination in the CVD investigation of forged steel fittings from India.1 On May 20, 2020, Commerce placed on the record of this investigation a preliminary decision memorandum addressing all comments received in this proceeding and the companion antidumping proceeding regarding the scope of the investigations.2 In accordance with the comments discussed in the memorandum, we made certain changes to the scope of these investigations. The changes include the addition of paragraphs seven, eight, and nine. The revised scope is printed in its entirety below. Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is carbon and alloy forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of shapes including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings, unions (including hammer unions), and outlets. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of end finish, whether threaded, socketweld or other end connections. The scope includes integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings, regardless of whether they have one or more ends that is a socket welding, threaded, butt welding end, or other end connections. While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications ASME B16.11, MSS SP–79, MSS SP–83, MSS– SP–97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these specifications. The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of products included in applicable standards, and it does not reference an exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not manufactured from casings. Pursuant to the applicable 1 See Forged Steel Fittings from India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 85 FR 17536 (March 30, 2020) (Preliminary CVD Determination). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Forged Steel Fittings from India and the Republic of Korea: Scope Comments Preliminary Decision Memorandum,’’ dated May 20, 2020 (Preliminary Scope Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 36836 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 118 / Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Notices standards, fittings may also be machined from bar stock or machined from seamless pipe and tube. All types of forged steel fittings are included in the scope regardless of nominal pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class rating (expressed in pounds of pressure, e.g., 2,000 or 2M; 3,000 or 3M; 6,000 or 6M; 9,000 or 9M), wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated. Excluded from this scope are all fittings entirely made of stainless steel. Also excluded are flanges, nipples, and all fittings that have a maximum pressure rating of 300 pounds per square inch/PSI or less. Also excluded from the scope are fittings certified or made to the following standards, so long as the fittings are not also manufactured to the specifications of ASME B16.11, MSS SP–79, MSS SP–83, MSS SP–97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182: • American Petroleum Institute (API) 5CT, API 5L, or API 11B; • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B16.9; • Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) SP–75; • Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) J476, SAE J514, SAE J516, SAE J517, SAE J518, SAE J1026, SAE J1231, SAE J1453, SAE J1926, J2044 or SAE AS 35411; • Hydraulic hose fittings (e.g., fittings used in high pressure water cleaning applications, in the manufacture of hydraulic engines, to connect rubber dispensing hoses to a dispensing nozzle or grease fitting) made to ISO 12151–1, 12151–2, 12151–3, 12151–4, 12151–5, or 12151–6; • Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) certified electrical conduit fittings; • ASTM A153, A536, A576, or A865; • Casing conductor connectors made to proprietary specifications; • Machined steel parts (e.g., couplers) that are not certified to any specifications in this scope description and that are not for connecting steel pipes for distributing gas and liquids; • Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) connectors (e.g., forged steel tubular connectors for API 5L pipes or OCTG for offshore oil and gas drilling and extraction); • Military Specification (MIL) MIL– C–4109F and MIL–F–3541; and • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO6150–B. Also excluded from the scope are assembled or unassembled hammer unions that consist of a nut and two subs. To qualify for this exclusion, the hammer union must meet each of the following criteria: (1) The face of the nut VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 of the hammer union is permanently marked with one of the following markings: ‘‘FIG 100,’’ ‘‘FIG 110,’’ ‘‘FIG 100C,’’ ‘‘FIG 200,’’ ‘‘FIG 200C,’’ ‘‘FIG 201,’’ ‘‘FIG 202,’’ ‘‘FIG 206,’’ ‘‘FIG 207,’’ ‘‘FIG 211,’’ ‘‘FIG 300,’’ ‘‘FIG 301,’’ ‘‘FIG 400,’’ ‘‘FIG 600,’’ ‘‘FIG 602,’’ ‘‘FIG 607,’’ ‘‘FIG 1002,’’ ‘‘FIG 1003,’’ ‘‘FIG 1502,’’ ‘‘FIG 1505,’’ ‘‘FIG 2002,’’ or ‘‘FIG 2202’’; (2) the hammer union does not bear any of the following markings: ‘‘Class 3000,’’ ‘‘Class 3M,’’ ‘‘Class 6000,’’ ‘‘Class 6M,’’ ‘‘Class 9000,’’ or ‘‘Class 9M’’; and (3) the nut and both subs of the hammer union are painted. Also excluded from the scope are component parts for hammer union assemblies, either subs or wingnuts, marked on the wingnut and subs with ‘‘FIG 1002,’’ ‘‘FIG 1502,’’ and ‘‘FIG 2002,’’ and with pressure rating of 10,000 PSI or greater. These parts are made from AISI/SAE 4130, 4140 or 4340 steel and are 100 percent magnetic particle inspected before shipment. Also excluded from the scope are tee, elbow, cross, adapter (or ‘‘crossover’’), blast joint (or ‘‘spacer’’), blind sub, swivel joint and pup joint which have wing nut or not. To qualify for this exclusion, these products must meet each of the following criteria: (1) Manufacturing and Inspection standard is API 6A or API 16C; and, (2) body or wing nut is permanently marked with one of the following markings: ‘‘FIG 2002,’’ ‘‘FIG 1502,’’ ‘‘FIG 1002,’’ ‘‘FIG 602,’’ ‘‘FIG 206,’’ or ‘‘FIG any other number’’ or MTR (Material Test Report) shows these FIG numbers. To be excluded from the scope, products must have the appropriate standard or pressure markings and/or be accompanied by documentation showing product compliance to the applicable standard or pressure, e.g., ‘‘API 5CT’’ mark and/or a mill certification report. Subject carbon and alloy forged steel fittings are normally entered under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 7307.92.3010, 7307.92.3030, 7307.92.9000, 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060. They may also be entered under HTSUS 7307.93.3010, 7307.93.3040, 7307.93.6000, 7307.93.9010, 7307.93.9040, 7307.93.9060, and 7326.19.0010. The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. Suspension of Liquidation Pursuant to the Preliminary CVD Determination, Commerce previously PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 suspended liquidation of forged steel fittings from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 30, 2020 (the publication of the Preliminary CVD Determination in the Federal Register). Commerce will now instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of certain forged steel fittings from India, as defined by the revised scope language included above, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 30, 2020, the date of publication of the Preliminary CVD Determination in the Federal Register. Liquidation of Suspended Entries As a result of Commerce’s amended preliminary determination, for suspended entries of the excluded products, that were entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 30, 2020 (the date on which suspension of liquidation first began), we will instruct CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation and liquidate such entries without regard to countervailing duties (i.e., refund all cash deposits). Public Comment Commerce has set a separate deadline for scope comments for both the antidumping and CVD proceedings.3 The current deadline for case briefs regarding scope issues is June 29, 2020, and the current deadline for rebuttal briefs regarding scope issues is July 6, 2020. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 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. International Trade Commission Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its amended preliminary determination. If Commerce’s final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination before the later of 120 days after the date of the CVD Preliminary Determination,4 or 45 days after Commerce’s final determination. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Clarification of Deadlines for Scope Comments,’’ dated March 27, 2020; see also Forged Steel Fittings from India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 32007 (May 28, 2020). 4 See supra note 1. E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 118 / Thursday, June 18, 2020 / Notices Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 703(f) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: June 10, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–13159 Filed 6–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA235] Marine Mammals; File No. 23779 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Allyson Hindle, Ph.D., University of Nevada Las Vegas, 4505 S Maryland Parkway, MS 4004, Las Vegas, NV 89154, has applied in due form for a permit to receive, import, and export parts from marine mammals for scientific research purposes. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before July 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427– 8401; fax (301) 713–0376. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. 23779 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Jun 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222 through 226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). The applicant proposes to receive, import, and export marine mammal parts for comparative research on the physiology and other biological aspects of marine mammals. Unlimited samples from up to 100 individual cetaceans and 100 individual pinnipeds (excluding walrus) are requested to be received, imported, or exported annually. These samples may be received from U.S. based research, legal subsistence hunts, incidental fisheries takes, or during routine husbandry/health assessments of curated animals. Samples may also be imported from international collaborators that were originally collected as research samples, curated animals, animal killed during subsistence hunts, animals killed incidental to fishery operations, or dead stranded animals. No live animal takes are requested. The applicant has requested a 5-year permit. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: June 11, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13105 Filed 6–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36837 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on July 9, 2020. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 9, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually, with online slide share and dial-in information to be posted at https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ SoftwareTransparency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allan Friedman, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4281; email: afriedman@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs: (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background This National Telecommunications and Information Administration cybersecurity multistakeholder process focuses on promoting software component transparency. Most modern software is not written completely from scratch, but includes existing components, modules, and libraries from the open source and commercial software world. Modern development practices such as code reuse, and a dynamic IT marketplace with acquisitions and mergers, make it challenging to track the use of software components. The Internet of Things compounds this phenomenon, as new organizations, enterprises, and innovators take on the role of software developer to add ‘‘smart’’ features or connectivity to their products. While the majority of libraries and components do not have known vulnerabilities, many do, and the sheer quantity of software means that some software products ship with vulnerable or out-ofdate components. E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-892]


Forged Steel Fittings From India: Amended Preliminary Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination

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

SUMMARY: On March 30, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination of the 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on forged steel fittings from 
India. Commerce is amending the scope of the preliminary determination.

DATES: Applicable June 18, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4737.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 30, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
preliminary determination in the CVD investigation of forged steel 
fittings from India.\1\ On May 20, 2020, Commerce placed on the record 
of this investigation a preliminary decision memorandum addressing all 
comments received in this proceeding and the companion antidumping 
proceeding regarding the scope of the investigations.\2\ In accordance 
with the comments discussed in the memorandum, we made certain changes 
to the scope of these investigations. The changes include the addition 
of paragraphs seven, eight, and nine. The revised scope is printed in 
its entirety below.
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    \1\ See Forged Steel Fittings from India: Preliminary 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of 
Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 85 FR 
17536 (March 30, 2020) (Preliminary CVD Determination).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Forged Steel Fittings from India and the 
Republic of Korea: Scope Comments Preliminary Decision Memorandum,'' 
dated May 20, 2020 (Preliminary Scope Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The merchandise covered by this investigation is carbon and alloy 
forged steel fittings, whether unfinished (commonly known as blanks or 
rough forgings) or finished. Such fittings are made in a variety of 
shapes including, but not limited to, elbows, tees, crosses, laterals, 
couplings, reducers, caps, plugs, bushings, unions (including hammer 
unions), and outlets. Forged steel fittings are covered regardless of 
end finish, whether threaded, socket-weld or other end connections. The 
scope includes integrally reinforced forged branch outlet fittings, 
regardless of whether they have one or more ends that is a socket 
welding, threaded, butt welding end, or other end connections.
    While these fittings are generally manufactured to specifications 
ASME B16.11, MSS SP-79, MSS SP-83, MSS-SP-97, ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and 
ASTM A182, the scope is not limited to fittings made to these 
specifications.
    The term forged is an industry term used to describe a class of 
products included in applicable standards, and it does not reference an 
exclusive manufacturing process. Forged steel fittings are not 
manufactured from casings. Pursuant to the applicable

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standards, fittings may also be machined from bar stock or machined 
from seamless pipe and tube.
    All types of forged steel fittings are included in the scope 
regardless of nominal pipe size (which may or may not be expressed in 
inches of nominal pipe size), pressure class rating (expressed in 
pounds of pressure, e.g., 2,000 or 2M; 3,000 or 3M; 6,000 or 6M; 9,000 
or 9M), wall thickness, and whether or not heat treated.
    Excluded from this scope are all fittings entirely made of 
stainless steel. Also excluded are flanges, nipples, and all fittings 
that have a maximum pressure rating of 300 pounds per square inch/PSI 
or less.
    Also excluded from the scope are fittings certified or made to the 
following standards, so long as the fittings are not also manufactured 
to the specifications of ASME B16.11, MSS SP-79, MSS SP-83, MSS SP-97, 
ASTM A105, ASTM A350 and ASTM A182:
     American Petroleum Institute (API) 5CT, API 5L, or API 
11B;
     American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) B16.9;
     Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) SP-75;
     Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) J476, SAE J514, 
SAE J516, SAE J517, SAE J518, SAE J1026, SAE J1231, SAE J1453, SAE 
J1926, J2044 or SAE AS 35411;
     Hydraulic hose fittings (e.g., fittings used in high 
pressure water cleaning applications, in the manufacture of hydraulic 
engines, to connect rubber dispensing hoses to a dispensing nozzle or 
grease fitting) made to ISO 12151-1, 12151-2, 12151-3, 12151-4, 12151-
5, or 12151-6;
     Underwriter's Laboratories (UL) certified electrical 
conduit fittings;
     ASTM A153, A536, A576, or A865;
     Casing conductor connectors made to proprietary 
specifications;
     Machined steel parts (e.g., couplers) that are not 
certified to any specifications in this scope description and that are 
not for connecting steel pipes for distributing gas and liquids;
     Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) connectors (e.g., forged 
steel tubular connectors for API 5L pipes or OCTG for offshore oil and 
gas drilling and extraction);
     Military Specification (MIL) MIL-C-4109F and MIL-F-3541; 
and
     International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 
ISO6150-B.
    Also excluded from the scope are assembled or unassembled hammer 
unions that consist of a nut and two subs. To qualify for this 
exclusion, the hammer union must meet each of the following criteria: 
(1) The face of the nut of the hammer union is permanently marked with 
one of the following markings: ``FIG 100,'' ``FIG 110,'' ``FIG 100C,'' 
``FIG 200,'' ``FIG 200C,'' ``FIG 201,'' ``FIG 202,'' ``FIG 206,'' ``FIG 
207,'' ``FIG 211,'' ``FIG 300,'' ``FIG 301,'' ``FIG 400,'' ``FIG 600,'' 
``FIG 602,'' ``FIG 607,'' ``FIG 1002,'' ``FIG 1003,'' ``FIG 1502,'' 
``FIG 1505,'' ``FIG 2002,'' or ``FIG 2202''; (2) the hammer union does 
not bear any of the following markings: ``Class 3000,'' ``Class 3M,'' 
``Class 6000,'' ``Class 6M,'' ``Class 9000,'' or ``Class 9M''; and (3) 
the nut and both subs of the hammer union are painted.
    Also excluded from the scope are component parts for hammer union 
assemblies, either subs or wingnuts, marked on the wingnut and subs 
with ``FIG 1002,'' ``FIG 1502,'' and ``FIG 2002,'' and with pressure 
rating of 10,000 PSI or greater. These parts are made from AISI/SAE 
4130, 4140 or 4340 steel and are 100 percent magnetic particle 
inspected before shipment.
    Also excluded from the scope are tee, elbow, cross, adapter (or 
``crossover''), blast joint (or ``spacer''), blind sub, swivel joint 
and pup joint which have wing nut or not. To qualify for this 
exclusion, these products must meet each of the following criteria: (1) 
Manufacturing and Inspection standard is API 6A or API 16C; and, (2) 
body or wing nut is permanently marked with one of the following 
markings: ``FIG 2002,'' ``FIG 1502,'' ``FIG 1002,'' ``FIG 602,'' ``FIG 
206,'' or ``FIG any other number'' or MTR (Material Test Report) shows 
these FIG numbers.
    To be excluded from the scope, products must have the appropriate 
standard or pressure markings and/or be accompanied by documentation 
showing product compliance to the applicable standard or pressure, 
e.g., ``API 5CT'' mark and/or a mill certification report.
    Subject carbon and alloy forged steel fittings are normally entered 
under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
7307.92.3010, 7307.92.3030, 7307.92.9000, 7307.99.1000, 7307.99.3000, 
7307.99.5045, and 7307.99.5060. They may also be entered under HTSUS 
7307.93.3010, 7307.93.3040, 7307.93.6000, 7307.93.9010, 7307.93.9040, 
7307.93.9060, and 7326.19.0010.
    The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope 
is dispositive.

Suspension of Liquidation

    Pursuant to the Preliminary CVD Determination, Commerce previously 
suspended liquidation of forged steel fittings from India entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 30, 2020 
(the publication of the Preliminary CVD Determination in the Federal 
Register). Commerce will now instruct Customs and Border Protection 
(CBP) to suspend liquidation of certain forged steel fittings from 
India, as defined by the revised scope language included above, 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 
30, 2020, the date of publication of the Preliminary CVD Determination 
in the Federal Register.

Liquidation of Suspended Entries

    As a result of Commerce's amended preliminary determination, for 
suspended entries of the excluded products, that were entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 30, 2020 
(the date on which suspension of liquidation first began), we will 
instruct CBP to discontinue the suspension of liquidation and liquidate 
such entries without regard to countervailing duties (i.e., refund all 
cash deposits).

Public Comment

    Commerce has set a separate deadline for scope comments for both 
the antidumping and CVD proceedings.\3\ The current deadline for case 
briefs regarding scope issues is June 29, 2020, and the current 
deadline for rebuttal briefs regarding scope issues is July 6, 2020. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case 
briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 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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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Clarification of Deadlines for Scope 
Comments,'' dated March 27, 2020; see also Forged Steel Fittings 
from India: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension 
of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 32007 (May 28, 2020).
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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, Commerce will notify 
the International Trade Commission (ITC) of its amended preliminary 
determination. If Commerce's final determination is affirmative, the 
ITC will make its final determination before the later of 120 days 
after the date of the CVD Preliminary Determination,\4\ or 45 days 
after Commerce's final determination.
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    \4\ See supra note 1.

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Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
703(f) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: June 10, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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