Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From India: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order, 38846-38847 [2020-13946]

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[FR Doc. 2020–13914 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–829] Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From India: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (PC strand) from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 29, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office Ill, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2181. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 4, 2004, Commerce published the Order on PC strand in the Federal Register.1 On March 2, 2020, Commerce initiated the third sunset review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(c).2 On March 13, 2020, Commerce received a timely notification of intent to participate from Insteel Wire Products Company, Strand-Tech Manufacturing, Inc., Sumiden Wire Products Corporation, and Wire Mesh Corp. (collectively, domestic interested parties), filed in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(l)(i).3 The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic producers of PC strand. On March 30, 2020, Commerce received adequate substantive responses to the Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 On February 25, 2020, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive a substantive response from respondent interested parties.5 In accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order on PC strand from India. 1 See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India, 69 FR 5319 (February 4, 2004) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 12253 (March 2, 2020) (Initiation). 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India—Domestic Interested Parties’ Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated March 13, 2020. 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response,’’ dated March 30, 2020. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Review Initiated on March 2, 2020,’’ dated April 22, 2020. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Notices Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is prestressed concrete steel wire (PC strand), which is steel strand produced from wire of non-stainless, nongalvanized steel, which is suitable for use in prestressed concrete (both pretensioned and post-tensioned) applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand. The merchandise under this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 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 under investigation is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the Order were revoked, is provided in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.6 A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an 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 Services 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 https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Net countervailable subsidy (percent) Producers/exporters All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters ......... 62.92 Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing the final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: June 23, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance. APPENDIX List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidy VI. Final Results of Sunset Review VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–13946 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Final Results of Sunset Review DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the CVD Order on PC strand from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following rate: International Trade Administration 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the India,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:25 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 [A–351–849] Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that ARLANXEO Brasil S.A. (ARLANXEO Brasil) made sales of certain emulsion styreneAGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38847 butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Brazil at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 24, 2017 through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable June 29, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4406. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 14, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.2 This review covers one respondent, ARLANXEO Brasil S.A. (ARLANXEO Brasil). On December 13, 2019, ARLANXEO Brasil filed a case brief 3 and on December 23, 2019, the petitioner, Lion Elastomers, LLC, filed a rebuttal brief.4 On January 29, 2019, Commerce held a public hearing.5 On February 10, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the final results of this review by 42 days.6 On April 17, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the final results of this review by an additional 18 days.7 On April 24, 2020, 1 See Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018, 84 FR 61889 (November 14, 2019) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 Id. 3 See ARLANXEO Brasil’s Letter, ‘‘Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: ARLANXEO’s Case Brief,’’ dated December 13, 2019. 4 Commerce rejected the petitioner’s December 23, 2019 rebuttal brief because it contained untimely filed new factual information. See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Emulsion StyreneButadiene Rubber from Brazil: Rejection of Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated January 16, 2020. On January 17, 2020, the petitioner submitted a redacted rebuttal brief, which Commerce also rejected because it contained additional revisions that were not requested by Commerce. See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Emulsion StyreneButadiene Rubber from Brazil: Rejection of Lion Elastomers, LLC’s January 17, 2020 Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated January 31, 2020. On January 31, 2020, the petitioner refiled its redacted rebuttal brief. See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Review of Emulsion Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (E–SBR) from Brazil: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated January 31, 2020. 5 See Public Hearing Transcript (undated), submitted February 5, 2020. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018,’’ dated February 10, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Emulsion Styrene Butadiene Rubber from Brazil: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2018,’’ dated April 17, 2020. E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 125 (Monday, June 29, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38846-38847]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13946]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-829]


Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From India: Final Results 
of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce 
(Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order 
on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from India would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' 
section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable June 29, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Smith, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office Ill, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2181.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On February 4, 2004, Commerce published the Order on PC strand in 
the Federal Register.\1\ On March 2, 2020, Commerce initiated the third 
sunset review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(c).\2\ On March 
13, 2020, Commerce received a timely notification of intent to 
participate from Insteel Wire Products Company, Strand-Tech 
Manufacturing, Inc., Sumiden Wire Products Corporation, and Wire Mesh 
Corp. (collectively, domestic interested parties), filed in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(l)(i).\3\ The domestic interested parties 
claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as 
domestic producers of PC strand.
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    \1\ See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed 
Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India, 69 FR 5319 (February 4, 2004) 
(Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 12253 
(March 2, 2020) (Initiation).
    \3\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Prestressed 
Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India--Domestic Interested Parties' 
Notice of Intent to Participate,'' dated March 13, 2020.
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    On March 30, 2020, Commerce received adequate substantive responses 
to the Initiation from the domestic interested parties within the 30-
day period specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\ On February 25, 
2020, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that it did not receive a substantive response from respondent 
interested parties.\5\ In accordance with section 751(c)(3)(B) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited 
(120-day) sunset review of the Order on PC strand from India.
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    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Prestressed 
Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India Domestic Interested Parties' 
Substantive Response,'' dated March 30, 2020.
    \5\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Review Initiated on March 2, 
2020,'' dated April 22, 2020.

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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is prestressed concrete steel 
wire (PC strand), which is steel strand produced from wire of non-
stainless, non-galvanized steel, which is suitable for use in 
prestressed concrete (both pre-tensioned and post-tensioned) 
applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered 
strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand.
    The merchandise under this order is currently classifiable under 
subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 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 under investigation is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, 
including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of 
countervailable subsidies and the net countervailable subsidy likely to 
prevail if the Order were revoked, is provided in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.\6\ A list of the topics discussed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum is attached as an 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 Services 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 https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed 
and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand 
from the India,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, 
this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce 
determines that revocation of the CVD Order on PC strand from India 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
countervailable subsidies at the following rate:

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                                                              Net
                                                        countervailable
                 Producers/exporters                        subsidy
                                                           (percent)
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All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters................              62.92
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Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of 
the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective 
order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and 
terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    Commerce is issuing and publishing the final results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 
19 CFR 351.218.

    Dated: June 23, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance.

APPENDIX

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable 
Subsidy
    2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Likely to Prevail
    3. Nature of the Subsidy
VI. Final Results of Sunset Review
VII. Recommendation

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