Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 6871-6873 [2021-01496]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 14 / Monday, January 25, 2021 / Notices 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 double 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 351.221(b)(4). [FR Doc. 2021–01498 Filed 1–22–21; 8:45 am] Dated: January 15, 2021. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Appendix I International Trade Administration List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Rates for Non-Examined Companies V. Affiliation VI. Discussion of Methodology VII. Currency Conversion VIII. Recommendation [A–580–881] Appendix II jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 32. Master Steel Corporation 33. MCK Co., Ltd. 34. MS Pipe Co., Ltd. 35. Msteel Co., Ltd. 36. Nexen Corporation 37. NEXTEEL Co., Ltd. 38. Pneumatic Plus Korea Co., Ltd. 39. POSCO International Corporation 40. PSG Co., Ltd. 41. Pusan Fitting Corporation 42. SeAH FS Co., Ltd. 43. SeAH Steel Corporation 44. Sejong Ind. Co., Ltd. 45. Seokyoung Steel & Technology Co., Ltd. 46. SIC Tube Co., Ltd. 47. ST Tubular Inc. 48. Sungkwang Bend Co., Ltd. 49. TGS Pipe Co., Ltd. 50. TJ Glovsteel Co., Ltd. 51. TSP Corporation 52. Union Pipe MFG Co., Ltd. 53. WSG Co., Ltd. List of Companies Not Individually Examined 1. AJU Besteel Co., Ltd. 2. Blue Sea Precision Tube Co., Ltd. 3. Bo Myung Metal Co., Ltd. 4. BUMA CE Co., Ltd. 5. Busung Steel Co., Ltd. 6. Chang Won Bending Co., Ltd. 7. Daeho P&C Co., Ltd. 8. Daou Precision Ind. Co. 9. Dongyang Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. 10. Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd. 11. Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. 12. EEW Korea Co., Ltd. 13. Global Solutions Co., Ltd. 14. Hansol Metal Co., Ltd. 15. HiSteel Co., Ltd. 16. HPP Co., Ltd. 17. Husteel Co., Ltd. 18. Hyundai Group 19. Hyundai Corporation 20. Hyundai HYSCO 21. Hyundai RB Co., Ltd. 22. Hyundai Steel Company 23. ILJIN Steel Corporation 24. Keonwoo Metals Co., Ltd. 25. K Steel Corporation 26. KF UBIS Co., Ltd. 27. Korea Steel Co., Ltd. 28. Kukje Steel Co., Ltd. 29. KPF Co., Ltd. 30. Kumkang Kind Co., Ltd. 31. Kumsoo Connecting Co., Ltd. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Jan 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: 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 Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai) and POSCO/POSCO International Corporation (PIC), the two companies selected for individual examination, did not sell certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable January 25, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney, George McMahon, or Marc Castillo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4475, (202) 482–1167, or (202) 482–5019, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background These preliminary results are made in accordance with section 751 of the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6871 Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On November 12, 2019, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on cold-rolled steel from Korea for 38 companies.1 Commerce selected Hyundai and POSCO/POSCO International Corporation (hereafter, POSCO/PIC) 2 as the two mandatory respondents in this review.3 On February 5, 2020, the petitioners 4 withdrew their request for review of all companies except for Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd., Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd., Hyundai, POSCO, PDW, and PIC.5 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.6 On July 20, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results by 100 days, in accordance with 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.7 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.8 On December 3, 2020, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce extended the preliminary results of 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 61011 (November 12, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 2 POSCO reported that the company formerly known as Daewoo International Corporation (DWI) and POSCO Daewoo (PDW) now does business as PIC. See POSCO/PDW’s Letter, ‘‘Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea; 2018– 2019: POSCO’s Respondent Selection Comments,’’ dated December 11, 2019, at 2–3. In its questionnaire response, POSCO subsequently reported that PDW became PIC on March 18, 2019. See POSCO Section A Initial Questionnaire Response, dated February 18, 2020 at 1 and A–1. Based on our analysis in the instant review, we are preliminarily collapsing POSCO and PIC, which we find to be the successor-in-interest to PDW. See Memorandum, ‘‘Third Administrative Review of Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: POSCO and POSCO International Corporation Affiliation and Collapsing Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with these preliminary results. Accordingly, hereafter we refer to the collapsed entity as ‘‘POSCO/PIC.’’ 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘2018–2019 Administrative Review of Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Respondent Selection,’’ dated January 15, 2020. 4 The petitioners are ArcelorMittal USA LLC, AK Steel Corporation, Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., and United States Steel Corporation (collectively, the petitioners). 5 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Petitioners’ Partial Withdrawal of Request for Review,’’ dated February 5, 2020. 6 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. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated July 20, 2020. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 6872 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 14 / Monday, January 25, 2021 / Notices review by an additional 18 days, until January 15, 2021.9 On October 7, 2020, Commerce published a notice in the Federal Register partially rescinding the instant administrative review of 32 companies based on the petitioners’ timely withdrawal of their requests for review of those companies.10 The administrative review will continue with respect to KG Dongbu Steel,11 Hyundai, and POSCO/PIC. For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.12 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The product covered by the Order 13 is cold-rolled steel from Korea. For a complete description of the scope of the 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review’’ dated December 3, 2020. 10 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019, 85 FR 63253 (October 7, 2020). 11 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products and Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstance Reviews, 86 FR 287 (January 5, 2021). Commerce preliminary determined that KG Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. (KG Dongbu Steel) is the successor-in-interest to Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. (Dongbu Steel) and Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd. (Dongbu Incheon) for purposes of determining antidumping duty (AD) cash deposits and liabilities pursuant to the AD orders on certain cold-rolled steel and certain corrosion resistant steel products (CORE) from Korea. 12 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea; 2018– 2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 13 See Certain Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, India, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Brazil and the United Kingdom and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 64432 (September 20, 2016) (Order). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Jan 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. individually examined (i.e., KG Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd.).16 Methodology Preliminary Results of Review Commerce preliminarily determines that, for the period September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019, the following weighted-average dumping margins exist: Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a) of the Act. Commerce has calculated constructed export prices in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. Commerce preliminarily finds that a cost-based particular market situation (PMS) existed in Korea during the POR concerning the cost of hot-rolled coil (HRC) as a component of the cost of production for the cold-rolled steel that Hyundai Steel and POSCO/PIC produced.14 Specifically, we quantified the impact of the PMS on the material cost of HRC, and derived a corresponding adjustment factor that, when applied to the cost of HRC, accounts for the distortions induced by the observed PMS.15 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Rate for Non-Examined Company The statute and Commerce’s regulations do not address the establishment of a rate to be applied to companies not selected for individual examination when Commerce limits its examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Act. Generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a market economy investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for companies which were not selected for individual examination in an administrative review. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-others rate is normally ‘‘an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the basis of facts available}.’’ In this review, we preliminarily calculated a zero percent dumping margin for Hyundai and POSCO/PIC and have assigned this rate (i.e., 0.00 percent) to the company not 14 For a complete discussion, see Memorandum, ‘‘2018–2019 Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Decisions on Particular Market Situation Allegations,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (PMS Memorandum). 15 See PMS Memorandum. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Producer or exporter Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Hyundai Steel Company ............. POSCO/POSCO International Corporation ............................. KG Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd ......... 0.00 0.00 0.00 Disclosure, Public Comment, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these preliminary results of review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, the content of which is limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.17 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.18 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.19 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS 20 and must be served on interested parties.21 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. 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 Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS. An electronically filed request 16 See Albemarle Corp. v. United States, 821 F.3d 1345 (Fed. Cir. 2016). 17 See 19 CFR 351.309(d); 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). 18 See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); see also Temporary Rule. 19 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 20 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. 21 See 19 CFR 351.303(f). E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 14 / Monday, January 25, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES must be received successfully in its entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.22 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.23 Parties should confirm the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any case or rebuttal briefs, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless extended.24 Assessment Rates Upon completion of this administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review.25 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). For any individually examined respondent whose weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review and the respondent reported reliable entered values, we will calculate importerspecific ad valorem assessment rates for the merchandise based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales made during the POR to each importer and the total entered value of those same sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If the respondent has not reported reliable entered values, we will calculate a per-unit assessment rate for each importer by dividing the total amount of dumping calculated for the 22 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310(d). 24 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). 25 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). 23 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Jan 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 examined sales made to that importer by the total sales quantity associated with those transactions. Where an importerspecific ad valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). If a respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.26 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Hyundai and POSCO/PIC for which the producer did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, or for any respondent for which we have a final determination of no shipments, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company (or companies) involved in the transaction.27 Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Hyundai, POSCO/PIC, and other companies listed in the final results of review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters 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 they were reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review or the original investigation but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will 26 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for Reviews). 27 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6873 continue to be 20.33 percent,28 the allothers rate established in the less-thanfair-value investigation. 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 POR. 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 Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: January 15, 2021. 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. Affiliation and Collapsing V. Rate for Non-Examined Company VI. Discussion of the Methodology VII. Currency Conversion VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–01496 Filed 1–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Gear Identification Requirements National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 SUMMARY: 28 See E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM Order. 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-881]


Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the Republic of 
Korea: 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 Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai) and POSCO/POSCO International 
Corporation (PIC), the two companies selected for individual 
examination, did not sell certain cold-rolled steel flat products 
(cold-rolled steel) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) in the United 
States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) 
September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable January 25, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney, George McMahon, or 
Marc Castillo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-4475, (202) 482-1167, or (202) 482-5019, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    These preliminary results are made in accordance with section 751 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On November 12, 2019, 
based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on cold-rolled steel from Korea for 38 
companies.\1\ Commerce selected Hyundai and POSCO/POSCO International 
Corporation (hereafter, POSCO/PIC) \2\ as the two mandatory respondents 
in this review.\3\ On February 5, 2020, the petitioners \4\ withdrew 
their request for review of all companies except for Dongbu Incheon 
Steel Co., Ltd., Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd., Hyundai, POSCO, PDW, and 
PIC.\5\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 61011 (November 12, 2019) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \2\ POSCO reported that the company formerly known as Daewoo 
International Corporation (DWI) and POSCO Daewoo (PDW) now does 
business as PIC. See POSCO/PDW's Letter, ``Cold-Rolled Steel Flat 
Products from the Republic of Korea; 2018-2019: POSCO's Respondent 
Selection Comments,'' dated December 11, 2019, at 2-3. In its 
questionnaire response, POSCO subsequently reported that PDW became 
PIC on March 18, 2019. See POSCO Section A Initial Questionnaire 
Response, dated February 18, 2020 at 1 and A-1. Based on our 
analysis in the instant review, we are preliminarily collapsing 
POSCO and PIC, which we find to be the successor-in-interest to PDW. 
See Memorandum, ``Third Administrative Review of Cold-Rolled Steel 
Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: POSCO and POSCO 
International Corporation Affiliation and Collapsing Memorandum,'' 
dated concurrently with these preliminary results. Accordingly, 
hereafter we refer to the collapsed entity as ``POSCO/PIC.''
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``2018-2019 Administrative Review of Cold-
Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Respondent 
Selection,'' dated January 15, 2020.
    \4\ The petitioners are ArcelorMittal USA LLC, AK Steel 
Corporation, Nucor Corporation, Steel Dynamics, Inc., and United 
States Steel Corporation (collectively, the petitioners).
    \5\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from the Republic of Korea: Petitioners' Partial Withdrawal of 
Request for Review,'' dated February 5, 2020.
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    On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative 
reviews by 50 days.\6\ On July 20, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline 
for the preliminary results by 100 days, in accordance with 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.\7\ On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all 
deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.\8\ On 
December 3, 2020, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, 
Commerce extended the preliminary results of

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review by an additional 18 days, until January 15, 2021.\9\
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    \6\ 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.
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated July 20, 
2020.
    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated July 21, 2020.
    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of 2018-2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review'' dated 
December 3, 2020.
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    On October 7, 2020, Commerce published a notice in the Federal 
Register partially rescinding the instant administrative review of 32 
companies based on the petitioners' timely withdrawal of their requests 
for review of those companies.\10\ The administrative review will 
continue with respect to KG Dongbu Steel,\11\ Hyundai, and POSCO/PIC.
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    \10\ See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the 
Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 85 FR 63253 (October 7, 2020).
    \11\ See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products and Certain 
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty 
Changed Circumstance Reviews, 86 FR 287 (January 5, 2021). Commerce 
preliminary determined that KG Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. (KG Dongbu 
Steel) is the successor-in-interest to Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. 
(Dongbu Steel) and Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd. (Dongbu Incheon) 
for purposes of determining antidumping duty (AD) cash deposits and 
liabilities pursuant to the AD orders on certain cold-rolled steel 
and certain corrosion resistant steel products (CORE) from Korea.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this administrative review, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\12\ A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 
via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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    \12\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Cold 
Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea; 2018-2019,'' 
dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the Order \13\ is cold-rolled steel from 
Korea. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \13\ See Certain Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, 
India, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final 
Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Brazil and the United 
Kingdom and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 64432 (September 20, 
2016) (Order).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 
751(a) of the Act. Commerce has calculated constructed export prices in 
accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in 
accordance with section 773 of the Act. Commerce preliminarily finds 
that a cost-based particular market situation (PMS) existed in Korea 
during the POR concerning the cost of hot-rolled coil (HRC) as a 
component of the cost of production for the cold-rolled steel that 
Hyundai Steel and POSCO/PIC produced.\14\ Specifically, we quantified 
the impact of the PMS on the material cost of HRC, and derived a 
corresponding adjustment factor that, when applied to the cost of HRC, 
accounts for the distortions induced by the observed PMS.\15\ For a 
full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \14\ For a complete discussion, see Memorandum, ``2018-2019 
Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cold 
Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Decisions on 
Particular Market Situation Allegations,'' dated concurrently with 
this notice (PMS Memorandum).
    \15\ See PMS Memorandum.
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Rate for Non-Examined Company

    The statute and Commerce's regulations do not address the 
establishment of a rate to be applied to companies not selected for 
individual examination when Commerce limits its examination in an 
administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Act. 
Generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which 
provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a market 
economy investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for 
companies which were not selected for individual examination in an 
administrative review. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-
others rate is normally ``an amount equal to the weighted average of 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for 
exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero 
or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the 
basis of facts available{time} .''
    In this review, we preliminarily calculated a zero percent dumping 
margin for Hyundai and POSCO/PIC and have assigned this rate (i.e., 
0.00 percent) to the company not individually examined (i.e., KG Dongbu 
Steel Co., Ltd.).\16\
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    \16\ See Albemarle Corp. v. United States, 821 F.3d 1345 (Fed. 
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Preliminary Results of Review

    Commerce preliminarily determines that, for the period September 1, 
2018 through August 31, 2019, the following weighted-average dumping 
margins exist:

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                                                                average
                    Producer or exporter                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Hyundai Steel Company.......................................        0.00
POSCO/POSCO International Corporation.......................        0.00
KG Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd....................................        0.00
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Disclosure, Public Comment, and Opportunity To Request a Hearing

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these 
preliminary results of review within five days of the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 
19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties 
may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, the content of which is 
limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than 
seven days after the date for filing case briefs.\17\ Note that 
Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for 
serving documents containing business proprietary information, until 
further notice.\18\
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    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d); 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).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); see 
also Temporary Rule.
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    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.\19\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS 
\20\ and must be served on interested parties.\21\ Executive summaries 
should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.
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    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \20\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.303(f).
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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 
Commerce's electronic records system, ACCESS. An electronically filed 
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must be received successfully in its entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 
within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.\22\ Requests 
should contain: (1) The party's name, address and telephone number; (2) 
the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to 
discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised 
in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing 
is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be 
determined.\23\ Parties should confirm the date, time, and location of 
the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any case or rebuttal briefs, no later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, unless extended.\24\
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    \24\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).
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Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of this administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review.\25\ Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no 
earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results 
of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at 
the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will 
direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties 
to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 
90 days of publication).
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    \25\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).
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    For any individually examined respondent whose weighted-average 
dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) 
in the final results of this review and the respondent reported 
reliable entered values, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem 
assessment rates for the merchandise based on the ratio of the total 
amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales made during the POR 
to each importer and the total entered value of those same sales, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If the respondent has not 
reported reliable entered values, we will calculate a per-unit 
assessment rate for each importer by dividing the total amount of 
dumping calculated for the examined sales made to that importer by the 
total sales quantity associated with those transactions. Where an 
importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis in 
the final results of review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). If a respondent's weighted-average dumping 
margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to 
antidumping duties.\26\
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    \26\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 
2012) (Final Modification for Reviews).
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by 
Hyundai and POSCO/PIC for which the producer did not know its 
merchandise was destined for the United States, or for any respondent 
for which we have a final determination of no shipments, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if 
there is no rate for the intermediate company (or companies) involved 
in the transaction.\27\
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    \27\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of this administrative 
review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The 
cash deposit rate for Hyundai, POSCO/PIC, and other companies listed in 
the final results of review will be equal to the weighted-average 
dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative 
review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or exporters 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 they were reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a 
firm covered in this review or the original investigation but the 
producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established 
for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the 
producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other 
producers or exporters will continue to be 20.33 percent,\28\ the all-
others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation. 
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.
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    \28\ See Order.
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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 POR. 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

    Commerce is issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: January 15, 2021.
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. Affiliation and Collapsing
V. Rate for Non-Examined Company
VI. Discussion of the Methodology
VII. Currency Conversion
VIII. Recommendation

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