Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 44854-44856 [2020-16073]

Download as PDF 44854 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices the rate established for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 9.70 percent, the allothers rate established in the investigation.10 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed to parties within five days after public announcement of the preliminary results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results and may submit case briefs and/ or written comments no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than seven days after the deadline date for filing case briefs.11 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this review 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. Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS 12 and must be served on interested parties.13 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.14 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 document must be received successfully in its entirety by Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 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 participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 10 See Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Taiwan: Antidumping Duty Order, 49 FR 19369 (May 7, 1984) (Order). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 12 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. 13 See 19 CFR 351.303(f). 14 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 time to be determined. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. Final Results of Review Unless otherwise extended, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, 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, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). 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 POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties The preliminary results of this 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) and 351.221(b)(4). 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. 2020–16094 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–423–812] Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood or Brittany Bauer, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1959 or (202) 482–3860, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background On July 15, 2019, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Belgium.1 This review covers four producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise.2 Commerce selected two companies, Industeel Belgium S.A. (Industeel) and NLMK Belgium, for individual examination. The producers and/or exporters not selected for individual examination are listed in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of the Review’’ section of this notice. On January 9, 2020, Commerce extended the preliminary results of this review by 119 days, until May 29, 2020.3 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 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). 2 Commerce collapsed NLMK Clabecq S.A., NLMK Plate Sales S.A., NLMK Sales Europe S.A., NLMK Manage Steel Center S.A., and NLMK La Louviere S.A. as a single entity (collectively, NLMK Belgium) in the less-than-fair-value investigation. See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Belgium: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 16378 (April 4, 2017). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Cutto-Length Plate from Belgium: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated January 9, 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. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2018–2019 E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances from Belgium. Products subject to the order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.6 period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019: Producers/exporters Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Industeel Belgium S.A ................ NLMK Clabecq S.A./NLMK Plate Sales S.A./NLMK Sales Europe S.A./NLMK Manage Steel Center S.A./NLMK La Louviere S.A ........................... Stahlo Stahl Service GmbH & Co. KG* ................................... Tranter Service Centers* ............ * 19.57 12.29 15.93 15.93 Review-Specific Average Rate 7 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.8 Methodology Interested parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 30 days after Commerce is conducting this review the date of publication of this notice.9 in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as in the case briefs, may be filed no later amended (the Act). Export price and than seven days after the time limit for constructed export price are calculated filing case briefs.10 Parties who submit in accordance with section 772 of the case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this Act. NV is calculated in accordance proceeding are encouraged to submit with section 773 of the Act. with each argument: (1) A statement of For a full description of the the issue; (2) a brief summary of the methodology underlying our argument; and (3) a table of conclusions, see the Preliminary authorities.11 Case and rebuttal briefs Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a should be filed using ACCESS.12 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), public document and is on file interested parties who wish to request a electronically via Enforcement and hearing must submit a written request to Compliance’s Antidumping and the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement Countervailing Duty Centralized and Compliance, U.S. Department of Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Commerce, filed electronically via ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a ACCESS within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.13 Hearing complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; directly at https:// (2) the number of participants; and (3) enforcement.trade.gov/frn/summary. a list of issues to be discussed. Oral The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum presentations at the hearing will be limited to issues raised in the briefs. If are identical in content. A list of the a request for a hearing is made, topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.14 Appendix to this notice. Preliminary Results of the Review jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents for the Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate from Belgium,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 6 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Preliminary Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 7 This rate is based on the rates for the respondents that were selected for individual review, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. 8 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 9 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). 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). 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44855 Parties should confirm the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. 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 date of publication of this notice, unless otherwise extended.16 Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.17 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where the respondents reported the entered value of their U.S. sales, we calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the sales for which entered value was reported. Where the respondents did not report entered value, we calculated the entered value in order to calculate the assessment rate. Where either the respondent’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we will assign an assessment rate based on the average 18 of the cash deposit rates calculated for Industeel and NLMK Belgium, excluding any which are zero or de minimis or determined entirely based on adverse facts available. 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. 15 See 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. 17 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 18 This rate was calculated as discussed in footnote 5, above. E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 44856 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices Commerce’s ‘‘reseller policy’’ will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.19 We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. Notification to Importers Cash Deposit Requirements Dated: July 17, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 the exporters listed above will be equal to the weightedaverage 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 companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific cash deposit rate published for the most recently completed segment; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fairvalue (LTFV) investigation, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the most recently completed segment for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 5.40 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.20 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 19 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 20 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate from Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 24096, 24098 (May 25, 2017). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Currency Conversion VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–16073 Filed 7–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–523–810] Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From the Sultanate of Oman: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that OCTAL SAOC–FZC (OCTAL), the sole respondent subject to this antidumping duty (AD) administrative review, did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than 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 of review. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hill, AD/CVD Operations, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3518. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 15, 2019, Commerce published a notice initiating an AD administrative review of polyethylene terephthalate resin (PET resin) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) covering OCTAL for the POR.1 During the course of this administrative review, OCTAL responded to Commerce’s questionnaire and supplemental questionnaires and the petitioners filed multiple submissions. For further details, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 On January 6, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of this review from January 31, 2020 to May 29, 2020.3 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, 2020.4 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this order is PET resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70, but not more than 0.88, deciliters per gram. The merchandise subject to this order is properly classified under subheadings 3907.60.00.30, 3907.61.0000, 3907.61.0010, 3907.61.0050, 3907.69.0000, 3907.69.0010, and 3907.69.0050 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).5 Although the HTSUS 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Sultanate of Oman,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from the Sultanate of Oman: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated January 6, 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. 5 On January 27, 2017, Commerce added HTS numbers 3907.61.0000 and 3907.69.0000 to the Case Reference File. See Commerce Memorandum re: ‘‘Request from Customs and Border Protection to Update the ACE Case Reference File: Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin form the Sultanate of Oman (A–523–810) dated January 31, 2017. Further, on February 28, 2019, Commerce added HTS numbers 3907.61.0010, 3907.61.0050, 3907.69.0010 and E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 143 (Friday, July 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44854-44856]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-423-812]


Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Belgium: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-
2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that the producers/exporters subject to this administrative review made 
sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review.

DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood or Brittany Bauer, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1959 or (202) 482-3860, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 15, 2019, based on timely requests for review, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative 
review on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from 
Belgium.\1\ This review covers four producers and/or exporters of the 
subject merchandise.\2\ Commerce selected two companies, Industeel 
Belgium S.A. (Industeel) and NLMK Belgium, for individual examination. 
The producers and/or exporters not selected for individual examination 
are listed in the ``Preliminary Results of the Review'' section of this 
notice.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739 (July 15, 2019).
    \2\ Commerce collapsed NLMK Clabecq S.A., NLMK Plate Sales S.A., 
NLMK Sales Europe S.A., NLMK Manage Steel Center S.A., and NLMK La 
Louviere S.A. as a single entity (collectively, NLMK Belgium) in the 
less-than-fair-value investigation. See Certain Carbon and Alloy 
Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Belgium: Final Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value and Final Determination of Critical 
Circumstances, in Part, 82 FR 16378 (April 4, 2017).
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    On January 9, 2020, Commerce extended the preliminary results of 
this review by 119 days, until May 29, 2020.\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\ For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate 
from Belgium: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2018-
2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated January 9, 
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.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the 2018-2019 Administrative Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate 
from Belgium,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).

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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain carbon and alloy 
steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or 
not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic 
substances from Belgium. Products subject to the order are currently 
classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 
7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 
7211.14.0045, 7225.40.1110, 7225.40.1180, 7225.40.3005, 7225.40.3050, 
7226.20.0000, and 7226.91.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the merchandise subject to this scope is dispositive.\6\
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    \6\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see 
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 
Export price and constructed export price are calculated in accordance 
with section 772 of the Act. NV 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. 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 https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/summary. The signed and electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is attached as an Appendix to this notice.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine that the 
following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the respondents 
for the period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019:

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                                                                average
                     Producers/exporters                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Industeel Belgium S.A.......................................       19.57
NLMK Clabecq S.A./NLMK Plate Sales S.A./NLMK Sales Europe          12.29
 S.A./NLMK Manage Steel Center S.A./NLMK La Louviere S.A....
Stahlo Stahl Service GmbH & Co. KG*.........................       15.93
Tranter Service Centers*....................................       15.93
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* Review-Specific Average Rate \7\

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.\8\ Interested 
parties may submit case briefs to Commerce no later than 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice.\9\ 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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    \7\ This rate is based on the rates for the respondents that 
were selected for individual review, excluding rates that are zero, 
de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. See section 
735(c)(5)(A) of the Act.
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c).
    \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, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
filed electronically via ACCESS 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. Oral 
presentations at 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\ Parties should 
confirm the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the 
scheduled date.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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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 
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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 date of publication 
of this notice, unless otherwise extended.\16\
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    \16\ See Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.
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Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.\17\
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where the respondents reported 
the entered value of their U.S. sales, we calculated importer-specific 
ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount 
of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value 
of the sales for which entered value was reported. Where the 
respondents 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 
rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.
    For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we 
will assign an assessment rate based on the average \18\ of the cash 
deposit rates calculated for Industeel and NLMK Belgium, excluding any 
which are zero or de minimis or determined entirely based on adverse 
facts available. 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.
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    Commerce's ``reseller policy'' will apply to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these 
final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know 
that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, 
trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In 
such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at 
the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.\19\
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    \19\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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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 the exporters 
listed above will be equal to the 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 companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit 
rate will continue to be the company-specific cash deposit rate 
published for the most recently completed segment; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fair-
value (LTFV) investigation, but the producer is, then the cash deposit 
rate will be the cash deposit rate established for the most recently 
completed segment for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 
5.40 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV 
investigation.\20\ These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.
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    \20\ See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from 
Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, 
Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative 
Antidumping Determinations for France, the Federal Republic of 
Germany, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty 
Orders, 82 FR 24096, 24098 (May 25, 2017).
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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

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 17, 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. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination
V. Discussion of the Methodology
VI. Currency Conversion
VII. Recommendation

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