Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 41556-41558 [2020-14921]

Download as PDF 41556 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Notices for Fortune Metallurgical Group Co., Ltd. (Fortune) on total AFA in accordance with section 776(a)–(b) of the Act because Fortune did not respond to Commerce’s questionnaire.2 No parties commented on the Preliminary Results. In these final results of review, Commerce is adopting the decisions taken in the Preliminary Results, as explained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Specifically, Commerce continues to find that Korvan and Woojin had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR and continues to assign Fortune a dumping margin of 54.69 percent based on total AFA. Final Results of Administrative Review Commerce has determined that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the firm listed below for the period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019: Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter/producer Fortune Metallurgical Group Co., Ltd ............................................. 54.69 Assessment Rates Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise covered by this review in accordance with these final results of review.3 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice of final results in the Federal Register. Commerce intends to instruct CBP to liquidate POR entries of subject merchandise from Fortune Metallurgical Group Co., Ltd. at the rate listed in the table above. Additionally, because Commerce determines that Korvan and Woojin did not make any sales or shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, any suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR under their case numbers will be liquidated at the all-others rate.4 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 2 Id. 3 See section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act; 19 CFR 351.212(b). 4 See, e.g., Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 26922, 26923 (May 13, 2010), unchanged in Magnesium Metal from the Russian Federation: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 56989 (September 17, 2010). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for shipments of ferrovanadium from the Republic of Korea entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of these final results of review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act): (1) The cash deposit rate for Fortune will be equal to the weightedaverage dumping margin listed for Fortune in the table above; (2) for companies not covered by this review, but covered in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate established for the company in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, in a prior review, or in the investigation in this proceeding but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the producer of the merchandise in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 3.22 percent, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.5 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties This notice also serves as a final 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 POR. 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 Regarding Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial 5 See Ferrovanadium From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 14874 (March 23, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 We are issuing these final results of administrative review and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: July 2, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–14917 Filed 7–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–485–805] Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) 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 determines that ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. (ArcelorMittal) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. DATES: Applicable July 10, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine 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: AGENCY: Background On May 8, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter seamless pipe from Romania.1 1 See Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Notices This review covers two producers/ exporters of subject merchandise, Silcotub and ArcelorMittal. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results.2 No interested party submitted comments or a request for a public hearing. Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order 3 The products covered by this Order are seamless carbon and alloy (other than stainless) steel standard, line, and pressure pipes and redraw hollows produced, or equivalent, to the ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A–335, ASTM A– 589, ASTM A–795, and the API 5L specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of application. The scope of this Order also includes all products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of specification. Specifically included within the scope of this Order are seamless pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) in outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing process (hot finished or cold-drawn), end finish (plain end, beveled end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish. The seamless pipes subject to this Order are currently classifiable under the 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 HTSUS. Specifications, Characteristics, and Uses: Seamless pressure pipes are intended for the conveyance of water, steam, petrochemicals, chemicals, oil products, natural gas and other liquids and gasses in industrial piping systems. They may carry these substances at elevated pressures and temperatures Romania: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019, 85 FR 27359 (May 8, 2020) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 Id., 85 FR at 27360. 3 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) (the Order). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 and may be subject to the application of external heat. Seamless carbon steel pressure pipe meeting the ASTM A–106 standard may be used in temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, at various ASME code stress levels. Alloy pipes made to ASTM A–335 standard must be used if temperatures and stress levels exceed those allowed for ASTM A–106. Seamless pressure pipes sold in the United States are commonly produced to the ASTM A–106 standard. Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A–53 specification and generally are not intended for high temperature service. They are intended for the low temperature and pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and gasses in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses. Standard pipes (depending on type and code) may carry liquids at elevated temperatures but must not exceed relevant ASME code requirements. If exceptionally low temperature uses or conditions are anticipated, standard pipe may be manufactured to ASTM A– 333 or ASTM A–334 specifications. Seamless line pipes are intended for the conveyance of oil and natural gas or other fluids in pipelines. Seamless line pipes are produced to the API 5L specification. Seamless water well pipe (ASTM A– 589) and seamless galvanized pipe for fire protection uses (ASTM A–795) are used for the conveyance of water. Seamless pipes are commonly produced and certified to meet ASTM A–106, ASTM A–53, API 5L–B, and API 5L–X42 specifications. To avoid maintaining separate production runs and separate inventories, manufacturers typically triple or quadruple certify the pipes by meeting the metallurgical requirements and performing the required tests pursuant to the respective specifications. Since distributors sell the vast majority of this product, they can thereby maintain a single inventory to service all customers. The primary application of ASTM A– 106 pressure pipes and triple or quadruple certified pipes is in pressure piping systems by refineries, petrochemical plants, and chemical plants. Other applications are in power generation plants (electrical-fossil fuel or nuclear), and in some oil field uses (on shore and offshore) such as for separator lines, gathering lines and metering runs. A minor application of this product is for use as oil and gas distribution lines for commercial applications. These applications constitute the majority of the market for PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41557 the subject seamless pipes. However, ASTM A–106 pipes may be used in some boiler applications. Redraw hollows are any unfinished pipe or ‘‘hollow profiles’’ of carbon or alloy steel transformed by hot rolling or cold drawing/hydrostatic testing or other methods to enable the material to be sold under ASTM A–53, ASTM A– 106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A–335, ASTM A–589, ASTM A– 795, and API 5L specifications. The scope of this Order includes all seamless pipe meeting the physical parameters described above and produced to one of the specifications listed above, regardless of application, with the exception of the specific exclusions discussed below, and whether or not also certified to a noncovered specification. Standard, line, and pressure applications and the above-listed specifications are defining characteristics of the scope of this Order. Therefore, seamless pipes meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the ASTM A–53, ASTM A–106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A– 334, ASTM A–335, ASTM A–589, ASTM A–795, and API 5L specifications shall be covered if used in a standard, line, or pressure application, with the exception of the specific exclusions discussed below. For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be used in ASTM A– 106 applications. These specifications generally include ASTM A–161, ASTM A–192, ASTM A–210, ASTM A–252, ASTM A–501, ASTM A–523, ASTM A– 524, and ASTM A–618. When such pipes are used in a standard, line, or pressure pipe application, with the exception of the specific exclusions discussed below, such products are covered by the scope of this Order. Specifically excluded from the scope of this Order is boiler tubing and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to ASTM A–53, ASTM A– 106, ASTM A–333, ASTM A–334, ASTM A–335, ASTM A–589, ASTM A– 795, and API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications. In addition, finished and unfinished OCTG are excluded from the scope of this Order, if covered by the scope of another antidumping duty order from the same country. If not covered by such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished OCTG are included in this scope when used in standard, line or pressure applications. With regard to the excluded products listed above, Commerce will not instruct Customs to require end-use certification until such time as petitioner or other E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 41558 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Notices interested parties provide to Commerce a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that the products are being used in a covered application. If such information is provided, we will require end-use certification only for the product(s) (or specification(s)) for which evidence is provided that such products are being used in covered applications as described above. For example, if, based on evidence provided by petitioner, Commerce finds a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that seamless pipe produced to the A–161 specification is being used in a standard, line or pressure application, we will require end-use certifications for imports of that specification. Normally we will require only the importer of record to certify to the end use of the imported merchandise. If it later proves necessary for adequate implementation, we may also require producers who export such products to the United States to provide such certification on invoices accompanying shipments to the United States. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive. Changes Since the Preliminary Results As no parties submitted comments on the margin calculation methodology used in the Preliminary Results, Commerce made no adjustments to that methodology in the final results of this review. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Final Results of the Review As a result of this review, Commerce determines that a weighted-average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for entries of subject merchandise that were produced and/or exported by Silcotub during the POR. In addition, after issuing the Preliminary Results, we received no information that contradicted our preliminary finding of no shipments with respect to ArcelorMittal.4 Therefore, for these final results, we continue to find that Arcelor Mittal did not make shipments of the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Assessment Rates 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 these final results, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 4 See Preliminary Results, 85 FR at 27359, and PDM at 5. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 351.212(b). Because we calculated a zero margin for Silcotub, we intend to instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. Consistent with Commerce’s clarification of its assessment practice, because we determined that ArcelorMittal had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced, but not exported by, ArcelorMittal, we will instruct CBP to liquidate any entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.5 We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of these final results for all shipments of small diameter seamless pipe from Romania entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Silcotub will be zero, and the cash deposit rate for ArcelorMittal will remain unchanged from the rate assigned to it in the most recently completed review of ArcelorMittal; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a completed 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; (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 Order. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a final 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 5 For a full discussion, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or 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 subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We intend to issue and publish these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(5). Dated: July 2, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–14921 Filed 7–9–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–849] Commodity Matchbooks From India: Final Results of the Second Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order on commodity matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable July 10, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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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: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) 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 determines 
that ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. (ArcelorMittal) had no 
shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.

DATES: Applicable July 10, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine 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 May 8, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on small diameter seamless pipe from Romania.\1\

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This review covers two producers/exporters of subject merchandise, 
Silcotub and ArcelorMittal. We invited parties to comment on the 
Preliminary Results.\2\ No interested party submitted comments or a 
request for a public hearing. Commerce conducted this administrative 
review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See 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, 85 FR 27359 (May 8, 2020) 
(Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum (PDM).
    \2\ Id., 85 FR at 27360.
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Scope of the Order \3\
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    \3\ 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) (the Order).
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    The products covered by this Order are seamless carbon and alloy 
(other than stainless) steel standard, line, and pressure pipes and 
redraw hollows produced, or equivalent, to the ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, 
ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-335, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, and the API 
5L specifications and meeting the physical parameters described below, 
regardless of application. The scope of this Order also includes all 
products used in standard, line, or pressure pipe applications and 
meeting the physical parameters described below, regardless of 
specification.
    Specifically included within the scope of this Order are seamless 
pipes and redraw hollows, less than or equal to 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) 
in outside diameter, regardless of wall-thickness, manufacturing 
process (hot finished or cold-drawn), end finish (plain end, beveled 
end, upset end, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or surface finish.
    The seamless pipes subject to this Order are currently classifiable 
under the 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 HTSUS.
    Specifications, Characteristics, and Uses: Seamless pressure pipes 
are intended for the conveyance of water, steam, petrochemicals, 
chemicals, oil products, natural gas and other liquids and gasses in 
industrial piping systems. They may carry these substances at elevated 
pressures and temperatures and may be subject to the application of 
external heat. Seamless carbon steel pressure pipe meeting the ASTM A-
106 standard may be used in temperatures of up to 1000 degrees 
Fahrenheit, at various ASME code stress levels. Alloy pipes made to 
ASTM A-335 standard must be used if temperatures and stress levels 
exceed those allowed for ASTM A-106. Seamless pressure pipes sold in 
the United States are commonly produced to the ASTM A-106 standard.
    Seamless standard pipes are most commonly produced to the ASTM A-53 
specification and generally are not intended for high temperature 
service. They are intended for the low temperature and pressure 
conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, air and other liquids and 
gasses in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, 
automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses.
    Standard pipes (depending on type and code) may carry liquids at 
elevated temperatures but must not exceed relevant ASME code 
requirements. If exceptionally low temperature uses or conditions are 
anticipated, standard pipe may be manufactured to ASTM A-333 or ASTM A-
334 specifications.
    Seamless line pipes are intended for the conveyance of oil and 
natural gas or other fluids in pipelines. Seamless line pipes are 
produced to the API 5L specification.
    Seamless water well pipe (ASTM A-589) and seamless galvanized pipe 
for fire protection uses (ASTM A-795) are used for the conveyance of 
water.
    Seamless pipes are commonly produced and certified to meet ASTM A-
106, ASTM A-53, API 5L-B, and API 5L-X42 specifications. To avoid 
maintaining separate production runs and separate inventories, 
manufacturers typically triple or quadruple certify the pipes by 
meeting the metallurgical requirements and performing the required 
tests pursuant to the respective specifications. Since distributors 
sell the vast majority of this product, they can thereby maintain a 
single inventory to service all customers.
    The primary application of ASTM A-106 pressure pipes and triple or 
quadruple certified pipes is in pressure piping systems by refineries, 
petrochemical plants, and chemical plants. Other applications are in 
power generation plants (electrical-fossil fuel or nuclear), and in 
some oil field uses (on shore and offshore) such as for separator 
lines, gathering lines and metering runs. A minor application of this 
product is for use as oil and gas distribution lines for commercial 
applications. These applications constitute the majority of the market 
for the subject seamless pipes. However, ASTM A-106 pipes may be used 
in some boiler applications.
    Redraw hollows are any unfinished pipe or ``hollow profiles'' of 
carbon or alloy steel transformed by hot rolling or cold drawing/
hydrostatic testing or other methods to enable the material to be sold 
under ASTM A-53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-335, ASTM 
A-589, ASTM A-795, and API 5L specifications.
    The scope of this Order includes all seamless pipe meeting the 
physical parameters described above and produced to one of the 
specifications listed above, regardless of application, with the 
exception of the specific exclusions discussed below, and whether or 
not also certified to a non-covered specification. Standard, line, and 
pressure applications and the above-listed specifications are defining 
characteristics of the scope of this Order. Therefore, seamless pipes 
meeting the physical description above, but not produced to the ASTM A-
53, ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-335, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-
795, and API 5L specifications shall be covered if used in a standard, 
line, or pressure application, with the exception of the specific 
exclusions discussed below.
    For example, there are certain other ASTM specifications of pipe 
which, because of overlapping characteristics, could potentially be 
used in ASTM A-106 applications. These specifications generally include 
ASTM A-161, ASTM A-192, ASTM A-210, ASTM A-252, ASTM A-501, ASTM A-523, 
ASTM A-524, and ASTM A-618. When such pipes are used in a standard, 
line, or pressure pipe application, with the exception of the specific 
exclusions discussed below, such products are covered by the scope of 
this Order.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of this Order is boiler tubing 
and mechanical tubing, if such products are not produced to ASTM A-53, 
ASTM A-106, ASTM A-333, ASTM A-334, ASTM A-335, ASTM A-589, ASTM A-795, 
and API 5L specifications and are not used in standard, line, or 
pressure pipe applications. In addition, finished and unfinished OCTG 
are excluded from the scope of this Order, if covered by the scope of 
another antidumping duty order from the same country. If not covered by 
such an OCTG order, finished and unfinished OCTG are included in this 
scope when used in standard, line or pressure applications.
    With regard to the excluded products listed above, Commerce will 
not instruct Customs to require end-use certification until such time 
as petitioner or other

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interested parties provide to Commerce a reasonable basis to believe or 
suspect that the products are being used in a covered application. If 
such information is provided, we will require end-use certification 
only for the product(s) (or specification(s)) for which evidence is 
provided that such products are being used in covered applications as 
described above. For example, if, based on evidence provided by 
petitioner, Commerce finds a reasonable basis to believe or suspect 
that seamless pipe produced to the A-161 specification is being used in 
a standard, line or pressure application, we will require end-use 
certifications for imports of that specification. Normally we will 
require only the importer of record to certify to the end use of the 
imported merchandise. If it later proves necessary for adequate 
implementation, we may also require producers who export such products 
to the United States to provide such certification on invoices 
accompanying shipments to the United States.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the merchandise subject to 
this scope is dispositive.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    As no parties submitted comments on the margin calculation 
methodology used in the Preliminary Results, Commerce made no 
adjustments to that methodology in the final results of this review.

Final Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, Commerce determines that a weighted-
average dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for entries of subject 
merchandise that were produced and/or exported by Silcotub during the 
POR. In addition, after issuing the Preliminary Results, we received no 
information that contradicted our preliminary finding of no shipments 
with respect to ArcelorMittal.\4\ Therefore, for these final results, 
we continue to find that Arcelor Mittal did not make shipments of the 
subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
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    \4\ See Preliminary Results, 85 FR at 27359, and PDM at 5.
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Assessment Rates

    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 these final results, pursuant to 
section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b). Because we 
calculated a zero margin for Silcotub, we intend to instruct CBP to 
liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. 
Consistent with Commerce's clarification of its assessment practice, 
because we determined that ArcelorMittal had no shipments of subject 
merchandise to the United States during the POR, for entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced, but not exported by, 
ArcelorMittal, we will instruct CBP to liquidate any entries at the 
all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) 
involved in the transaction.\5\
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    \5\ For a full discussion, see Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 
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    We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of 
publication of these final results.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of these final results for all shipments of 
small diameter seamless pipe from Romania entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date as provided 
by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Silcotub 
will be zero, and the cash deposit rate for ArcelorMittal will remain 
unchanged from the rate assigned to it in the most recently completed 
review of ArcelorMittal; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers 
or exporters not covered in this review but covered in a completed 
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; (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 
Order. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a final 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 POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in the Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as 
a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) 
of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of 
proprietary information disclosed under the APO, which continues to 
govern business proprietary information in this segment of the 
proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or 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 subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We intend to issue and publish these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 
351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: July 2, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2020-14921 Filed 7-9-20; 8:45 am]
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