Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Finding/Orders and Countervailing Duty Order, 71311-71312 [2020-24834]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 217 / Monday, November 9, 2020 / Notices containing business proprietary information.17 Dated: November 2, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Surrogate Country V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Selection of Primary Surrogate Country Comment 2: Valuation of Diamond Input Comment 3: Selection of Financial Statements for Surrogate Financial Ratios Comment 4: Whether to Apply Partial AFA to Chengdu Huifeng’s Reported Labor FOPs Comment 5: Conversions of Surrogate Values VI. Recommendation injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD finding/orders on PC strand from the six countries and the CVD order on PC strand from India. DATES: Applicable November 9, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samantha Kinney or Brian Smith, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2285 or (202) 482–1766, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 8, 1978, and January 28, 2004, Commerce published in the Federal Register notices of the AD finding on PC strand from Japan and of the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, Mexico, Korea, and Thailand, [FR Doc. 2020–24800 Filed 11–6–20; 8:45 am] respectively.1 On February 4, 2004, BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Commerce published the CVD order on PC strand from India in the Federal Register.2 On March 2, 2020, Commerce DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE initiated 3 and the ITC instituted 4 sunset reviews of the AD Finding/Orders on PC International Trade Administration strand from the six countries and the [A–351–837, A–533–828, A–588–068, A–580– CVD Order on PC strand from India, 852, A–201–831, A–549–820, C–533–829] pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire a result of its review, Commerce Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, the determined that revocation of the AD Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Finding/Orders on PC strand from the Thailand: Continuation of the six countries would likely lead to a Antidumping Duty Finding/Orders and continuation or recurrence of dumping Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in their five year (sunset) reviews that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) finding on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) from Japan, and the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Thailand (hereafter referred to as the six countries) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, and that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on PC strand from India would likely lead to continuation of recurrence of net countervailable subsidies and material khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 17 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 16:35 Nov 06, 2020 Jkt 253001 1 See Steel Wire Strand for Prestressed Concrete from Japan; Finding of Dumping, 43 FR 57599 (December 8, 1978) conducted by the Treasury Department (at the time a determination of dumping resulted in a ‘‘finding’’ rather than the later applicable ‘‘order’’); see also Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, 69 FR 4112 (January 28, 2004); Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India, 69 FR 4110 (January 28, 2004); Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the Republic of Korea, 69 FR 4109 (January 28, 2004); Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Mexico, 69 FR 4112 (January 28, 2004); and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Thailand, 69 FR 4111 (January 28, 2004). The AD finding on Japan and the AD orders on Brazil, India, Mexico, Korea, and Thailand are collectively referred to as AD Finding/Orders for purposes of this notice. 2 See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India, 69 FR 5319 (February 4, 2004) (CVD Order). 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 12253 (March 2, 2020). 4 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 12331 (March 2, 2020). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71311 and that revocation of the CVD Order on PC strand from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies, and therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and the subsidy rates likely to prevail should the finding/orders be revoked.5 On November 3, 2020, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the AD Finding/ Orders on PC strand from the six countries, and the CVD Order on PC strand from India would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.6 Scope of the Order The product covered in the sunset reviews of the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, and the CVD Order on PC strand from India is steel strand produced from wire of non-stainless, non-galvanized steel, which is suitable for use in prestressed concrete (both pre-tensioned and post-tensioned) applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand. The product covered in the sunset review of the AD finding on PC strand from Japan is steel wire strand, other than alloy steel, not galvanized, which is stress-relieved and suitable for use in prestressed concrete. The merchandise subject to the AD Finding/Orders on PC strand from the six countries and the CVD order on PC strand from India is currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the AD Finding/Orders on PC strand from the six countries would likely lead 5 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea and Thailand: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Finding and Orders, 85 FR 39164 (June 30, 2020); see also Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order, 85 FR 38846 (June 29, 2020). 6 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, 85 FR 69643 (November 3, 2020). E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 71312 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 217 / Monday, November 9, 2020 / Notices to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and of material injury to an industry in the United States, and that revocation of the CVD Order on PC strand from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD finding on PC strand from Japan, the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, and the CVD Order on PC strand from India. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the AD Finding/Orders and CVD Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year review of the finding/orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation notice. Notification to Interested Parties These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: November 3, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–24834 Filed 11–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–991] Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Nov 06, 2020 Jkt 253001 (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017, and determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of chlorinated isos. The final net subsidy rates are listed below in ‘‘Final Results of Administrative Review.’’ DATES: Applicable November 9, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman or Annathea Cook, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0486 or (202) 482–0250, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 13, 2014, Commerce published in the Federal Register a CVD order on chlorinated isos from China.1 Pursuant to a request from the petitioners,2 Commerce initiated this administrative review on January 31, 2019.3 On January 16, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review in the Federal Register.4 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.5 On May 18, 2020, we received case briefs from the petitioners,6 the Government of China (GOC),7 and the mandatory respondents, Heze Huayi Chemical Co., Ltd. (Huayi) and Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (Kangtai).8 On May 26, 2020, we received rebuttal briefs from the 1 See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 79 FR 67424 (November 13, 2014). 2 The petitioners are Bio-Lab, Inc., Clearon Corp., and Occidental Chemical Corporation. 3 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 2159 (February 6, 2019). 4 See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 85 FR 2701 (January 16, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 6 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Case Brief of Bio-Lab, Inc., Clearon Corp., and Occidental Chemical Corporation,’’ dated May 18, 2020. 7 See GOC’s Letter, ‘‘GOC Case Brief—Fourth Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China (C–570–991),’’ dated May 18, 2020. 8 See Huayi’s and Kangtai’s Letter, ‘‘Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Case Brief,’’ dated May 18, 2020. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 petitioners,9 the GOC,10 and the mandatory respondents, Huayi and Kangtai.11 On June 25, 2020, Commerce extended the time period for issuing the final results to September 2, 2020.12 On July 21, 2020, Commerce again exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines in administrative reviews by 60 days.13 Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are chlorinated isocyanurates. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Appendix I. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the parties’ briefs are listed in Appendix II of this notice and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.14 The Issues and 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on case briefs, rebuttal briefs, and all supporting documentation, we made changes since the Preliminary Results with respect to the benchmark used to calculate the benefit from the provision of natural gas for less than adequate remuneration.15 9 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Rebuttal Brief of BioLab, Inc., Clearon Corp., and Occidental Chemical Corporation,’’ dated May 26, 2020. 10 See Government of China’s Letter, ‘‘GOC Rebuttal Brief—Fourth Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Carbon and Alloy Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China (C–570–991),’’ dated May 26, 2020. 11 See Huayi’s and Kangtai’s Letter, ‘‘Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated May 26, 2020. 12 See Memorandum, ‘‘Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2017,’’ dated June 25, 2020. 13 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 14 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People’s Republic of China; 2017,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 15 See Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 4. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 217 (Monday, November 9, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71311-71312]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-837, A-533-828, A-588-068, A-580-852, A-201-831, A-549-820, C-
533-829]


Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, 
the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand: Continuation of the 
Antidumping Duty Finding/Orders and Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) 
in their five year (sunset) reviews that revocation of the antidumping 
duty (AD) finding on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (PC strand) 
from Japan, and the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, the 
Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Thailand (hereafter referred to 
as the six countries) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence 
of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, and 
that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on PC strand 
from India would likely lead to continuation of recurrence of net 
countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the 
United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the 
AD finding/orders on PC strand from the six countries and the CVD order 
on PC strand from India.

DATES: Applicable November 9, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samantha Kinney or Brian Smith, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2285 
or (202) 482-1766, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 8, 1978, and January 28, 2004, Commerce published in 
the Federal Register notices of the AD finding on PC strand from Japan 
and of the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, Mexico, Korea, 
and Thailand, respectively.\1\ On February 4, 2004, Commerce published 
the CVD order on PC strand from India in the Federal Register.\2\ On 
March 2, 2020, Commerce initiated \3\ and the ITC instituted \4\ sunset 
reviews of the AD Finding/Orders on PC strand from the six countries 
and the CVD Order on PC strand from India, pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its 
review, Commerce determined that revocation of the AD Finding/Orders on 
PC strand from the six countries would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and that revocation of the CVD Order on PC strand 
from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of net 
countervailable subsidies, and therefore, notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margins of dumping and the subsidy rates likely to 
prevail should the finding/orders be revoked.\5\
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    \1\ See Steel Wire Strand for Prestressed Concrete from Japan; 
Finding of Dumping, 43 FR 57599 (December 8, 1978) conducted by the 
Treasury Department (at the time a determination of dumping resulted 
in a ``finding'' rather than the later applicable ``order''); see 
also Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel 
Wire Strand from Brazil, 69 FR 4112 (January 28, 2004); Notice of 
Antidumping Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from 
India, 69 FR 4110 (January 28, 2004); Notice of Antidumping Duty 
Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from the Republic of 
Korea, 69 FR 4109 (January 28, 2004); Notice of Antidumping Duty 
Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Mexico, 69 FR 
4112 (January 28, 2004); and Notice of Amended Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: 
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Thailand, 69 FR 4111 
(January 28, 2004). The AD finding on Japan and the AD orders on 
Brazil, India, Mexico, Korea, and Thailand are collectively referred 
to as AD Finding/Orders for purposes of this notice.
    \2\ See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed 
Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India, 69 FR 5319 (February 4, 2004) 
(CVD Order).
    \3\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 12253 
(March 2, 2020).
    \4\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, 
India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand; Institution of Five-Year 
Reviews, 85 FR 12331 (March 2, 2020).
    \5\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, 
India, Japan, Mexico, Republic of Korea and Thailand: Final Results 
of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Finding and 
Orders, 85 FR 39164 (June 30, 2020); see also Prestressed Concrete 
Steel Wire Strand from India: Final Results of Expedited Sunset 
Review of Countervailing Duty Order, 85 FR 38846 (June 29, 2020).
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    On November 3, 2020, the ITC published its determination, pursuant 
to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the AD 
Finding/Orders on PC strand from the six countries, and the CVD Order 
on PC strand from India would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time.\6\
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    \6\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, 
India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, 85 FR 69643 (November 3, 
2020).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered in the sunset reviews of the AD orders on PC 
strand from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, and the CVD 
Order on PC strand from India is steel strand produced from wire of 
non-stainless, non-galvanized steel, which is suitable for use in 
prestressed concrete (both pre-tensioned and post-tensioned) 
applications. The product definition encompasses covered and uncovered 
strand and all types, grades, and diameters of PC strand.
    The product covered in the sunset review of the AD finding on PC 
strand from Japan is steel wire strand, other than alloy steel, not 
galvanized, which is stress-relieved and suitable for use in 
prestressed concrete.
    The merchandise subject to the AD Finding/Orders on PC strand from 
the six countries and the CVD order on PC strand from India is 
currently classifiable under subheadings 7312.10.3010 and 7312.10.3012 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the AD Finding/Orders on PC strand from the six countries 
would likely lead

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to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and of material injury to 
an industry in the United States, and that revocation of the CVD Order 
on PC strand from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence 
of countervailable subsidies and material injury to an industry in the 
United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD finding 
on PC strand from Japan, the AD orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, 
Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, and the CVD Order on PC strand from India. 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD 
cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all 
imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the AD Finding/Orders and 
CVD Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of 
this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-
year review of the finding/orders not later than 30 days prior to the 
fifth anniversary of the effective date of this continuation notice.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to 777(i) of the 
Act, and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: November 3, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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