Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 44860-44861 [2020-16075]

Download as PDF 44860 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 143 / Friday, July 24, 2020 / Notices remaining respondent in this administrative review.5 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–502] Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes From India: 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 finds that the sole producer/exporter subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5760. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from India. Commerce extended the time limit for the preliminary results of this review to May 29, 2020, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of The Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review to July 20, 2020.2 We initiated this administrative review with respect to 29 companies.3 On December 31, 2019, we rescinded this administrative review with respect to 28 companies.4 Garg Tube is the sole 1 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated January 13, 2020. 2 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. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739, 33741 (July 15, 2019). 4 See Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, in Part; 2018–2019, 84 FR 72298 (December 31, 2019). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:45 Jul 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 Producer or exporter Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is pipe and tube. The pipe and tube subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Act. Export price is 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public 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 found at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/ index.html. 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 Review We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. 5 Consistent with the last administrative review, we continue to treat Garg Tube Export LLP and Garg Tube Limited as a single collapsed entity and refer to this single entity as Garg Tube. See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum) at 2, n.6. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Garg Tube Export LLP and Garg Tube Limited (collectively Garg Tube) .............................. Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 8.42 Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this administrative review 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 may submit case briefs not 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 not later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.6 Commerce has modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information until further notice.7 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.8 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. 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 those raised in the respective case briefs. An electronically filed hearing request 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.9 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, 6 See 19 CFR 351.309(d); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 26, 2020) (‘‘To provide adequate time for release of case briefs via ACCESS, E&C intends to schedule the due date for all rebuttal briefs to be 7 days after case briefs are filed (while these modifications remain in effect).’’). 7 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 8 See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 9 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-502]


Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes From India: 
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 finds that 
the sole producer/exporter subject to this administrative review made 
sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the 
period of review (POR) May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. We invite 
interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable July 24, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, Office I, Enforcement 
and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-5760.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes 
(pipes and tubes) from India. Commerce extended the time limit for the 
preliminary results of this review to May 29, 2020, in accordance with 
section 751(a)(3)(A) of The Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act).\1\ Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 
days, thereby extending the deadline for the preliminary results of 
this administrative review to July 20, 2020.\2\
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    \1\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes 
and Tubes from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated January 13, 2020.
    \2\ 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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    We initiated this administrative review with respect to 29 
companies.\3\ On December 31, 2019, we rescinded this administrative 
review with respect to 28 companies.\4\ Garg Tube is the sole remaining 
respondent in this administrative review.\5\
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    \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739, 33741 (July 15, 2019).
    \4\ See Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes from India: 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, in Part; 2018-
2019, 84 FR 72298 (December 31, 2019).
    \5\ Consistent with the last administrative review, we continue 
to treat Garg Tube Export LLP and Garg Tube Limited as a single 
collapsed entity and refer to this single entity as Garg Tube. See 
Memorandum, ``Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes 
from India: Decision Memorandum for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019,'' dated 
concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum) at 2, n.6.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is pipe and tube. The pipe and 
tube subject to the order is currently classifiable under subheadings 
7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 
7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description is 
dispositive. A full description of the scope of the order is contained 
in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) 
of the Act. Export price is 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 Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the 
public 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 found 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. 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 Review

    We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average 
dumping margin exists for the period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 
2019.

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
                    Producer or exporter                       dumping
                                                                margin
                                                              (percent)
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Garg Tube Export LLP and Garg Tube Limited (collectively           8.42
 Garg Tube)................................................
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
administrative review 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 may submit case 
briefs not 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 not later than seven days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\6\ Commerce has modified certain of its requirements for 
serving documents containing business proprietary information until 
further notice.\7\ 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.\8\
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    \6\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/
CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 
26, 2020) (``To provide adequate time for release of case briefs via 
ACCESS, E&C intends to schedule the due date for all rebuttal briefs 
to be 7 days after case briefs are filed (while these modifications 
remain in effect).'').
    \7\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due 
to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 
2020).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
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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. 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 
those raised in the respective case briefs. An electronically filed 
hearing request 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.\9\ If a 
request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at 
a time and date to be determined.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review,

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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\
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    \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).
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    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\
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    \12\ 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. 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

    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 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.
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    \13\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Welded Carbon Steel 
Standard Pipes and Tubes from India, 51 FR 17384, 17385 (May 12, 
1986).
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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 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

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