Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission, and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019, 44861-44863 [2020-16072]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon completion of the final results, Commerce shall determine and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If a respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis in the final results of this review, then we will calculate importer-specific antidumping duty assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for each importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of such sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).10 If Garg Tube’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, or if an importer-specific antidumping duty assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate appropriate entries without regards to antidumping duties.11 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Garg Tube for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries.12 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. The final results of this administrative review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise under review and for future cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties, where applicable. Cash Deposit Requirements jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication in the Federal Register of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of pipes and tubes from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for companies subject to this review will be equal to the company-specific 10 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 2012). 11 Id. at 8102–03; see also 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 12 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of the review; (2) for merchandise exported by a company not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published in the completed segment for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the completed segment for the most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will be the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation for this proceeding, 7.08 percent.13 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)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’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. 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. Discussion of the Methodology V. Currency Conversion VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–16075 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 13 See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India, 51 FR 17384, 17385 (May 12, 1986). PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44861 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–815] Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission, and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that sales of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) were made at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482–0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 31, 2019, domestic interested parties Independence Tube Corporation and Southland Tube (collectively, Nucor) requested an administrative review of eleven companies under the antidumping duty (AD) order on LWRPT from Turkey.1 On July 15, 2019, Commerce published a notice initiating an administrative review of the AD order on LWRPT from Turkey covering these eleven companies for the POR.2 On July 30, 2019, Commerce selected Agir Haddecilik A.S. (Agir) and Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S. (Noksel) as mandatory respondents.3 On October 15, 2019, Nucor timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of four companies, including Agir.4 Eight companies claimed that they made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, including 1 See Nucor’s Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated May 31, 2019. 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). 3 See Commerce’s Letters to Agir and Noksel dated July 30, 2019 (Initial Questionnaire). 4 See Nucor’s Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated October 15, 2019. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 44862 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices two companies for which Nucor has withdrawn its request for this review.5 On January 6, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of this review from January 31, 2020 to May 29, 2020.6 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for these preliminary results until July 20, 2020.7 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the antidumping order is certain welded carbon quality light-walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4 millimeters. The merchandise subject to the order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheadings 7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. For a full description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.8 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export prices have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value was 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 provided in the appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public 5 See Cinar Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi’s Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey (A–489–815),’’ dated June 26, 2019; Ozdemir Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd Sti’s Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey (A–489–815): Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (5/1/18–4/30/19),’’ dated July 22, 2019; C ¸ ayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S ¸ ., Yu¨cel Boru ve Profil Endu¨strisi A.S ¸ ., and Yu¨celboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S ¸ .’s Letter, ‘‘Lightwalled rectangular pipe from Turkey; Yucel no shipments letter,’’ dated August 10, 2019; and Tosc¸elik Profil ve Sac Endu¨strisi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S. and Toscelik Metal Ticaret A.S ¸ .’s Letter, ‘‘Light-walled rectangular pipe from Turkey; Yucel no shipments letter,’’ dated August 10, 2019. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated January 6, 2020. 7 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. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Partial Rescission of Administrative Review Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws their request(s) within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. On October 15, 2019, Nucor timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of Agir, Cinar Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., MTS Lojistik ve Tasimacilik Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S., and Ozdemir Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd Sti.9 Because Nucor timely withdrew its request for a review of these four companies, and no other parties requested a review of these companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding this review of the AD order on LWRPT from Turkey with respect to these four companies. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Six companies for which this review is ongoing have claimed that each company had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Commerce sent its standard inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requesting information which may contradict these claims. CBP has provided no information in response to Commerce’s inquiries that contradicted the claims of six of the companies still under review which claimed to have made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Therefore, Commerce preliminarily determines that these six companies had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR.10 For 9 See Nucor’s Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated October 15, 2019. 10 The six companies are: (1) Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; (2) Yucel Boru ve Profil Endustrisi A.S.; (3) Yucelboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S.; (4) Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S.; (5) Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S.; and (6) Toscelik Metal Ticaret A.S. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Consistent with Commerce’s practice in a market economy proceeding, Commerce is not rescinding this administrative review, in part, with respect to these six companies, but intends to complete the review with respect to the companies for which it has preliminarily found no shipments and to issue appropriate liquidation instructions to CBP based on the final results of the review.11 Preliminary Results of Review Commerce preliminarily determines the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019: Producer or exporter Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S. (Noksel) ................................... Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 23.39 Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose the calculations used in its analysis to interested parties in this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.12 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each brief: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.13 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.14 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS.15 Note that Commerce has temporarily 11 See, e.g., Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013–2014, 80 FR 32090, 32091 (June 5, 2015), unchanged in Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products From Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013–2014, 80 FR 76674 (December 10, 2015). 12 See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule). 13 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 14 Id. 15 See 19 CFR 351.303. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.16 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. If a hearing is requested, Commerce will notify interested parties of the hearing date and time to be determined. 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 within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of hearing participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed in the hearing. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. We intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of issues raised by the parties in the written comments, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise extended.17 Assessment Rates Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will calculate importer-specific assessment rates equal to the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for examined U.S. sales of merchandise imported by a particular importer to the total entered value of the reported U.S. sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).18 Where the respondent’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.19 The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise under review 16 See Temporary Rule. section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). 18 In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for Reviews). 19 See Final Modification for Reviews, 77 FR at 8103; see also 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 17 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 and for future cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties, where applicable.20 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 entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of LWRPT from Turkey entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the notice of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Noksel will be equal to the weightedaverage dumping margin established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then no cash deposit will be required); (2) for merchandise exported by a producer or exporter not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the producer or exporter was included; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 27.04 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.21 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)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey, 73 FR 19814 (April 11, 2008). PO 00000 20 See 21 See Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44863 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. Partial Rescission of Review V. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments VI. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–16072 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Evaluation of National Estuarine Research Reserve Office for Coastal Management (OCM), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting and opportunity to comment. AGENCY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management will hold a public meeting to solicit comments on the performance evaluation of the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve. SUMMARY: NOAA will consider all written comments received by September 18, 2020. The virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. CDT. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the coastal management program and national estuarine research reserve NOAA intends to evaluate by emailing Ralph Cantral, Senior Advisor, NOAA Office for Coastal Management at Ralph.Cantral@noaa.gov. Comments that the Office for Coastal Management receives are considered part of the public record and may be publicly DATES: E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 143 (Friday, July 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-489-815]


Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission, 
and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that sales of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) were made 
at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 
2018 through April 30, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment 
on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482-0835.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 31, 2019, domestic interested parties Independence Tube 
Corporation and Southland Tube (collectively, Nucor) requested an 
administrative review of eleven companies under the antidumping duty 
(AD) order on LWRPT from Turkey.\1\ On July 15, 2019, Commerce 
published a notice initiating an administrative review of the AD order 
on LWRPT from Turkey covering these eleven companies for the POR.\2\ On 
July 30, 2019, Commerce selected Agir Haddecilik A.S. (Agir) and Noksel 
Celik Boru Sanayi A.S. (Noksel) as mandatory respondents.\3\ On October 
15, 2019, Nucor timely withdrew its request for an administrative 
review of four companies, including Agir.\4\ Eight companies claimed 
that they made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States 
during the POR, including

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two companies for which Nucor has withdrawn its request for this 
review.\5\
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    \1\ See Nucor's Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube 
from Turkey: Request for Administrative Review,'' dated May 31, 
2019.
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019).
    \3\ See Commerce's Letters to Agir and Noksel dated July 30, 
2019 (Initial Questionnaire).
    \4\ See Nucor's Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube 
from Turkey: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated October 15, 2019.
    \5\ See Cinar Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi's 
Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey (A-489-
815),'' dated June 26, 2019; Ozdemir Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret 
Ltd Sti's Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from 
Turkey (A-489-815): Antidumping Duty Administrative Review (5/1/18-
4/30/19),'' dated July 22, 2019; [Ccedil]ayirova Boru Sanayi ve 
Ticaret A.[Scedil]., Y[uuml]cel Boru ve Profil End[uuml]strisi 
A.[Scedil]., and Y[uuml]celboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama 
A.[Scedil].'s Letter, ``Light-walled rectangular pipe from Turkey; 
Yucel no shipments letter,'' dated August 10, 2019; and 
Tos[ccedil]elik Profil ve Sac End[uuml]strisi A.S., Tosyali Dis 
Ticaret A.S. and Toscelik Metal Ticaret A.[Scedil].'s Letter, 
``Light-walled rectangular pipe from Turkey; Yucel no shipments 
letter,'' dated August 10, 2019.
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    On January 6, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the 
preliminary results of this review from January 31, 2020 to May 29, 
2020.\6\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in 
administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for 
these preliminary results until July 20, 2020.\7\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube 
from Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated January 6, 2020.
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to 
Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19,'' dated April 24, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the antidumping order is certain welded 
carbon quality light-walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular 
(including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 
4 millimeters. The merchandise subject to the order is classified in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States at subheadings 
7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. For a full description of the scope of 
the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\8\
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    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for Preliminary 
Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Light-Walled 
Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey; 2018-2019,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export prices 
have been calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal 
value was 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 provided in the 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. In 
addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed 
and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are 
identical in content.

Partial Rescission of Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties 
that requested a review withdraws their request(s) within 90 days of 
the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested 
review. On October 15, 2019, Nucor timely withdrew its request for an 
administrative review of Agir, Cinar Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret 
A.S., MTS Lojistik ve Tasimacilik Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S., and Ozdemir 
Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd Sti.\9\ Because Nucor timely withdrew 
its request for a review of these four companies, and no other parties 
requested a review of these companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(1), Commerce is rescinding this review of the AD order on 
LWRPT from Turkey with respect to these four companies.
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    \9\ See Nucor's Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube 
from Turkey: Partial Withdrawal of Request for Administrative 
Review,'' dated October 15, 2019.
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Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Six companies for which this review is ongoing have claimed that 
each company had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR. 
Commerce sent its standard inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) requesting information which may contradict these 
claims. CBP has provided no information in response to Commerce's 
inquiries that contradicted the claims of six of the companies still 
under review which claimed to have made no shipments of subject 
merchandise to the United States during the POR. Therefore, Commerce 
preliminarily determines that these six companies had no entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR.\10\ For additional information 
regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 
Consistent with Commerce's practice in a market economy proceeding, 
Commerce is not rescinding this administrative review, in part, with 
respect to these six companies, but intends to complete the review with 
respect to the companies for which it has preliminarily found no 
shipments and to issue appropriate liquidation instructions to CBP 
based on the final results of the review.\11\
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    \10\ The six companies are: (1) Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret 
A.S.; (2) Yucel Boru ve Profil Endustrisi A.S.; (3) Yucelboru 
Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S.; (4) Toscelik Profil ve Sac 
Endustrisi A.S.; (5) Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S.; and (6) Toscelik 
Metal Ticaret A.S.
    \11\ See, e.g., Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube 
Products From Turkey: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2013-2014, 80 FR 32090, 32091 (June 5, 2015), 
unchanged in Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products 
From Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 
and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2013-2014, 80 FR 76674 
(December 10, 2015).
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    Preliminary Results of Review
    Commerce preliminarily determines the following weighted-average 
dumping margin exists for the period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 
2019:

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                                                                average
                    Producer or exporter                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S. (Noksel)......................       23.39
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations used in its analysis 
to interested parties in this review within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary 
results of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), 
interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days 
after the time limit for filing case briefs.\12\ Parties who submit 
case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to 
submit with each brief: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a brief 
summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.\13\ Executive 
summaries should be limited to five pages total, including 
footnotes.\14\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 
ACCESS.\15\ Note that Commerce has temporarily

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modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing 
business proprietary information, until further notice.\16\
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1); see also Temporary Rule Modifying 
AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective 
Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule).
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \14\ Id.
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.303.
    \16\ See Temporary Rule.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), any interested party may request a 
hearing within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. If a hearing is requested, Commerce will notify interested 
parties of the hearing date and time to be determined. 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 within 30 days after the date of publication 
of this notice. Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address, 
and telephone number; (2) the number of hearing participants; and (3) a 
list of the issues to be discussed in the hearing. Issues raised in the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and 
rebuttal briefs.
    We intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, 
including the results of our analysis of issues raised by the parties 
in the written comments, within 120 days of publication of these 
preliminary results in the Federal Register, unless otherwise 
extended.\17\
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    \17\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213(h)(1).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon issuance of the final results, Commerce will determine, and 
CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will calculate importer-
specific assessment rates equal to the ratio of the total amount of 
dumping calculated for examined U.S. sales of merchandise imported by a 
particular importer to the total entered value of the reported U.S. 
sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\18\ Where the 
respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis, or 
an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to 
antidumping duties.\19\ The final results of this review shall be the 
basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of 
merchandise under review and for future cash deposits of estimated 
antidumping duties, where applicable.\20\
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    \18\ In these preliminary results, Commerce applied the 
assessment rate calculation method adopted in Antidumping 
Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and 
Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final 
Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for 
Reviews).
    \19\ See Final Modification for Reviews, 77 FR at 8103; see also 
19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
    \20\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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    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 entries 
at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.
    We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after 
the date of publication of the final results of this review.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of LWRPT from Turkey entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption on or after the date of publication of the notice of 
the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by 
section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Noksel 
will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the 
final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de 
minimis, then no cash deposit will be required); (2) for merchandise 
exported by a producer or exporter not covered in this review but 
covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate 
will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most 
recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the producer or 
exporter was included; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in 
this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation, 
but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established 
in the most recently completed segment of the proceeding for the 
producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all 
other producers or exporters will continue to be 27.04 percent ad 
valorem, the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value 
investigation.\21\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \21\ See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey, 73 
FR 19814 (April 11, 2008).
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Notification to Importers

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    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. Partial Rescission of Review
V. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
VI. Discussion of the Methodology
VI. Recommendation

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