Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2019, 44858-44859 [2020-16071]

Download as PDF 44858 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.62 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.16 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Dated: July 20, 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. Particular Market Situation Allegation (PMS) V. Discussion of the Methodology A. Date of Sale B. Normal Value Comparisons C. Product Comparisons D. EP/CEP E. Normal Value VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–16092 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 16 See Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Canada, the People’s Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination (Sultanate of Oman) and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 27979 (May 6, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–891] Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that POSCO, a producer and exporter of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) October 31, 2017 through April 30, 2019. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang, 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) 482–2316. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wire rod from Korea in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 On December 11, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated this administrative review of the Order covering POSCO, the sole producer and exporter of the subject merchandise.2 On January 29, 2020, we extended the time limit for the preliminary results of this review from 245 days to 364 days.3 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy, the Republic of Korea, Spain, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determinations for Spain and the Republic of Turkey, 83 FR 23417 (May 21, 2018) (Order); see also Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 13888 (April 8, 2019); and Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 27582 (June 13, 2019). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017–2019,’’ dated January 29, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for these results until July 20, 2020.4 For a detailed description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, dated concurrently with these preliminary results and hereby adopted by this notice.5 Scope of the Order The scope of the Order includes certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid crosssectional diameter. Excluded from the scope are grade 1078 and higher tire cord quality wire rod to be used in the production of tire cord wire. Also, excluded from the scope are valve spring quality (VSQ) steel products which is defined as wire rod. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. Constructed export prices 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 topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. 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. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results We preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping 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 Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea; 2017–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 6 Id. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices margin for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter and producer POSCO ....................................... 1.01 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we calculated an importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rate based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of those sales. Where the mandatory respondent did not report entered value, we calculated the entered value in order to calculate the assessment rate. Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), 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. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the respondent for which it did not know that its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.7 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for POSCO will be equal to POSCO’s weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review, except if the rate 7 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 44859 is less than 0.50 percent, and therefore de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the company participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the underlying investigation, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the completed segment for the most recent POR for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 41.1 percent, the allothers rate established in the underlying investigation.8 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.14 An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the established deadline. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.15 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 publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise extended.16 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.9 Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance at a date to be determined. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.10 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.11 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.12 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 request for a hearing must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.13 Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to Notification to Importers Order, 81 FR at 23419. 19 CFR 351.224(b). 10 Commerce is exercising its discretion, under 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1), to alter the time limit for filing of rebuttal briefs. 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 12 See 19 CFR 351.303. 13 See 19 CFR 351.310(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1). PO 00000 8 See 9 See Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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). Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Description of Products Under Review IV. Comparisons to Normal Value V. Date of Sale VI. Constructed Export Price VII. Normal Value VIII. Currency Conversion IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–16071 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 16 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 15 See E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-891]


Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-
2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
POSCO, a producer and exporter of carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire 
rod) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), sold subject merchandise in 
the United States at prices below normal value during the period of 
review (POR) October 31, 2017 through April 30, 2019. We invite all 
interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang, 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) 482-2316.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Commerce is conducting the first administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on wire rod from Korea in accordance with 
section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On 
December 11, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we 
initiated this administrative review of the Order covering POSCO, the 
sole producer and exporter of the subject merchandise.\2\
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    \1\ See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Italy, the Republic 
of Korea, Spain, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: 
Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping 
Duty Determinations for Spain and the Republic of Turkey, 83 FR 
23417 (May 21, 2018) (Order); see also Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire 
Rod from the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom: Notice of 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 
FR 13888 (April 8, 2019); and Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from 
the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed 
Circumstances Review, 84 FR 27582 (June 13, 2019).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019).
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    On January 29, 2020, we extended the time limit for the preliminary 
results of this review from 245 days to 364 days.\3\ On April 24, 2020, 
Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, 
thereby extending the deadline for these results until July 20, 
2020.\4\
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2019,'' 
dated January 29, 2020.
    \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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    For a detailed description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, 
dated concurrently with these preliminary results and hereby adopted by 
this notice.\5\
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Alloy 
Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea; 2017-2019,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The scope of the Order includes certain hot-rolled products of 
carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross 
section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. 
Excluded from the scope are grade 1078 and higher tire cord quality 
wire rod to be used in the production of tire cord wire. Also, excluded 
from the scope are valve spring quality (VSQ) steel products which is 
defined as wire rod. For a complete description of the scope of the 
Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\6\
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    \6\ Id.
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Act. Constructed export prices 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 topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice.
    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. The 
signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
are identical in content.

Preliminary Results

    We preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping

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margin for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                    Exporter and producer                       dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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POSCO.......................................................        1.01
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. Pursuant to 
19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we calculated an importer-specific ad valorem 
duty assessment rate based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping 
calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of those 
sales. Where the mandatory respondent did not report entered value, we 
calculated the entered value in order to calculate the assessment rate. 
Where either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero 
or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), 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.
    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the 
respondent for which it did not know that its merchandise was destined 
for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such 
unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the 
intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.
    The final results of this review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by 
the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated 
duties, where applicable.\7\
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    \7\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for POSCO will be 
equal to POSCO's weighted-average dumping margin established in the 
final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 
percent, and therefore de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 
351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) 
for previously investigated companies not participating in this review, 
the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in 
which the company participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm 
covered in this review, or the underlying investigation, but the 
producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established 
for the completed segment for the most recent POR for the producer of 
the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers 
or exporters will continue to be 41.1 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the underlying investigation.\8\ These deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.
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    \8\ See Order, 81 FR at 23419.
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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.\9\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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    Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance at a date to be 
determined. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case 
briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the time limit for 
filing case briefs.\10\ 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.\11\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be 
filed using ACCESS.\12\
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    \10\ Commerce is exercising its discretion, under 19 CFR 
351.309(d)(1), to alter the time limit for filing of rebuttal 
briefs.
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
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    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 request for a hearing must be received 
successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 
days after the date of publication of this notice.\13\ Hearing 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 briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce 
intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.\14\
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c); see also 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in 
its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the established 
deadline. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its 
requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until further notice.\15\
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    \15\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020).
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    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 publication of these 
preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise 
extended.\16\
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    \16\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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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) 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).

Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Description of Products Under Review
IV. Comparisons to Normal Value
V. Date of Sale
VI. Constructed Export Price
VII. Normal Value
VIII. Currency Conversion
IX. Recommendation

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