Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2018, 6866-6868 [2021-01497]

Download as PDF 6866 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 14 / Monday, January 25, 2021 / Notices brief from TG Tools.2 On July 1, 2020, we received a rebuttal brief from ArcelorMittal USA LLC (the petitioner).3 Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is certain carbon and alloy steel hotrolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances (cut-tolength plate). For a full description of the scope, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.4 analysis led us to conclude that TG Tools’ single POR sale is not representative of TG Tools’ typical selling practices for subject merchandise. Because we have determined that TG Tools had no bona fide sales during the POR, we are rescinding this administrative review. Assessment Rate jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Because Commerce is rescinding this administrative review, we have not calculated a company-specific dumping margin for TG Tools. TG Tools remains part of the China-wide entity and the Analysis of Comments Received entry of its subject merchandise during All issues raised in case briefs are the POR will be assessed antidumping listed in the appendix to this notice and duties at the China-wide entity rate. The are addressed in the Issues and Decision China-wide entity rate is 68.27 percent.5 Memorandum. The Issues and Decision Consistent with its recent notice,6 Memorandum is a public document and Commerce intends to issue assessment is made available to the public via instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 Enforcement and Compliance’s days after the date of publication of this Antidumping and Countervailing Duty rescission notice in the Federal Centralized Electronic Service System Register. If a timely summons is filed at (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to the U.S. Court of International Trade, registered users at https:// the assessment instructions will direct access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete CBP not to liquidate relevant entries version of the Issues and Decision until the time for parties to file a request Memorandum is available at https:// for a statutory injunction has expired enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. (i.e., within 90 days of publication). Bona Fides Analysis Cash Deposit Requirements In the Preliminary Results, we found As noted above, Commerce is that TG Tools did not have a bona fide rescinding this administrative review. sale of CTL plate during the POR. After Thus, we have not calculated a analyzing comments from interested company-specific dumping margin for parties, we continue to find that TG TG Tools. Therefore, entries of TG Tools did not have a bona fide sale of Tools’ subject merchandise continue to CTL plate during the POR. We reached be subject to the China-wide entity cash this conclusion based on multiple deposit rate of 68.27 percent. This cash factors, including: (1) The low quantity deposit requirement shall remain in and high price of the sale; (2) atypical effect until further notice. timing of the sale; (3) the excessive profit made by TG Tools’ importer on Administrative Protective Order the resale; and (4) other considerations, This notice also serves as a final such as the fact that TG Tools made reminder to parties subject to only a single sale of subject administrative protective order (APO) of merchandise during the POR, which their responsibility concerning the was a trial sale of a specialty product, return or destruction of proprietary and TG Tools’ importer had not information disclosed under APO in previously purchased the subject accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), merchandise and made no subsequent which continues to govern business purchases of the specialty product or proprietary information in this segment any other subject merchandise. Our of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction 2 See TG Tools’ Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Carbon and Alloy of APO materials, or conversion to Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from the People’s judicial protective order is hereby Republic of China: Case Brief,’’ dated June 22, 2020. requested. Failure to comply with the 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated July 1, 2020. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from the People’s Republic of China; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Jan 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 5 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 82 FR 8510 (January 26, 2017). 6 See Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 3995 (January 15, 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a final 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 the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties has occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1) and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: January 19, 2021. 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. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Commerce Has Legal Authority to Apply Bona Fides Sales Analysis in Administrative Reviews Comment 2: Whether Record Evidence Supports Finding that TG Tools’ U.S. Sale was not Bona Fide Comment 3: Whether Commerce Should Apply AFA for Importer’s Failure to Provide Requested Information Comment 4: Surrogate Country and Surrogate Values Selection V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–01529 Filed 1–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Borusan Holding A.S., Borusan Mannesmann Yatirim Holding, Borusan Mannesmann AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 14 / Monday, January 25, 2021 / Notices Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (collectively, the Borusan Companies) received a de minimis net subsidy rate and that the exporters/producers of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) not selected for individual review received countervailable subsidies that are above de minimis during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable January 25, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–8362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 3, 2020, Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review.1 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.2 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 60 days.3 On October 28, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results to January 15, 2021.4 For a summary of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the countervailing duty order is circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ case briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues are identified in the appendix to this notice. 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 https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://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 the comments received, we made no changes to the net subsidy rates calculated for the Borusan Companies. However, we revised the net subsidy rate assigned to the firms not selected for individual examination. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable during the POR, we determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.6 For a complete description of the methodology underlying all of Commerce’s conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of the Review In accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we determined an individual subsidy rate for the Borusan Companies and calculated a de minimis net subsidy rate for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. As discussed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, it is Commerce’s practice in administrative reviews to calculate a rate for companies that are not individually examined by following the instructions to calculate the all-others rate under section 705(c)(5) of the Act and averaging the weighted-average net subsidy rates for the individually-reviewed companies, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.7 In this review, we calculated a de minimis net subsidy rate for the sole mandatory respondent. As a result, for the reasons discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we have determined that it is reasonable to assign to the firms subject to the review, but not selected for individual examination, the average of the abovede minimis net subsidy rates calculated for the mandatory respondents in the prior administrative review conducted in this proceeding, which is 1.18 percent ad valorem.8 Therefore, we determine that the following total estimated net countervailable subsidy rates exist for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018: Net subsidy rate (percent) Company jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Borusan Holding A.S. (also referred to as Borusan Holding), Borusan Mannesmann Yatirim Holding, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan), and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Istikbal) (collectively, the Borusan Companies) .... Borusan Ithicat ve Dagitim A.S ........................................................................................................................................................... Borusan Mannesmann ......................................................................................................................................................................... Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US, Inc ................................................................................................................................................... Cagil Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S .................................................................................................................................................... Eksen Makina ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1 See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission; Calendar Year 2018, 85 FR 18917 (April 3, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 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 Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Jan 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 28, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision memorandum for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey; 2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 6867 Sfmt 4703 * 0.37. 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 7 See, e.g., Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386, 37387 (June 29, 2010). 8 See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2017, 84 FR 56173, 56175 (October 21, 2019) (Pipe and Tube from Turkey 2017) and accompanying IDM at 5–6. E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 6868 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 14 / Monday, January 25, 2021 / Notices Net subsidy rate (percent) Company Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S ..................................................................................................................................... Guner Eksport ...................................................................................................................................................................................... Guven Celik Born San. Ve Tic. Ltd ..................................................................................................................................................... Guven Steel Pipe ................................................................................................................................................................................. Kalibre Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret AS ...................................................................................................................................................... MTS Lojistik ve Tasimacilik Hizmetleri TIC A.S. Istanbul ................................................................................................................... Net Boru Sanayi ve Dis Ticaret Koll. Sti ............................................................................................................................................. Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi AS .............................................................................................................................................................. Perfektup Ambalaj San. ve Tic. A.S .................................................................................................................................................... Schenker Arkas Nakliyat ve Ticaret A.S ............................................................................................................................................. Umran Celik Born Sanayii A.S ............................................................................................................................................................ Umran Steel Pipe Inc .......................................................................................................................................................................... Vespro Muhendislik Mimarlik Danismanlik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS ....................................................................................................... Yucel Boru ve Profil Endustrisi A.S., Yucelboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S., and Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Yucel Companies) ........................................................................................................................................................................... 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 * (de minimis) Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for these final 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). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Consistent with its recent notice,9 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (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). Because we have calculated a de minimis countervailable subsidy rate for the Borusan Companies, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to countervailing duties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212. We will instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by the remaining above listed companies, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, at the ad valorem rates listed above for each respective company. Cash Deposit Instructions In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, we intend to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the 9 See Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 884 (Jan.15, 2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Jan 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 amounts shown above, with the exception of the Borusan Companies, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. Because the countervailable subsidy rate for the Borusan Companies is de minimis, Commerce will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits at a rate of zero for the Borusan Companies for all shipments of the subject merchandise that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most-recent company specific or allothers rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Dated: January 15, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Administrative Protective Order (APO) BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties These final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Appendix I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Period of Review V. Non-Shipment Claims VI. Non-Selected Rate VII. Subsidies Valuation Information VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Whether to Include Purchases of All Series Grades of Hot-Rolled Steel (HRS) in the HRS Benchmark to Measure the Adequacy of Remuneration for HRS Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Include Istikbal’s Export Credit Bank of Turkey (Eximbank) Loan in the Benefit Analysis for Short Term Pre-Shipment Rediscount Program X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–01497 Filed 1–22–21; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–870] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods 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 certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being sold in the United States at prices below normal value. The period of review (POR) is September 1, AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-502]


Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of 
Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 
Calendar Year 2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Borusan 
Holding A.S., Borusan Mannesmann Yatirim Holding, Borusan Mannesmann

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Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. 
(collectively, the Borusan Companies) received a de minimis net subsidy 
rate and that the exporters/producers of circular welded carbon steel 
pipes and tubes from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) not selected for 
individual review received countervailable subsidies that are above de 
minimis during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2018 through 
December 31, 2018.

DATES: Applicable January 25, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-8362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On April 3, 2020, Commerce published the preliminary results of 
this administrative review.\1\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all 
deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.\2\ On July 21, 2020, 
Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 60 days.\3\ 
On October 28, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the final 
results to January 15, 2021.\4\ For a summary of events that occurred 
since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum.\5\
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    \1\ See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the 
Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review and Partial Rescission; Calendar Year 2018, 85 
FR 18917 (April 3, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \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 Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated July 21, 2020.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,'' dated October 28, 2020.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision memorandum for the 
Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Circular 
Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey; 
2018,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the countervailing duty order is 
circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey. For a 
complete description of the scope of the order, see the accompanying 
Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in interested parties' case briefs are addressed 
in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The issues are identified in the 
appendix to this notice. 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 https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://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 the comments received, we made no changes to the net 
subsidy rates calculated for the Borusan Companies. However, we revised 
the net subsidy rate assigned to the firms not selected for individual 
examination. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable during the POR, we 
determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided 
financial contribution that confers a benefit to the recipient, and 
that the subsidy is specific.\6\ For a complete description of the 
methodology underlying all of Commerce's conclusions, see the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum.
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    \6\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Final Results of the Review

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(5), we determined an individual subsidy rate for the Borusan 
Companies and calculated a de minimis net subsidy rate for the period 
January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. As discussed in the 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, it is Commerce's practice 
in administrative reviews to calculate a rate for companies that are 
not individually examined by following the instructions to calculate 
the all-others rate under section 705(c)(5) of the Act and averaging 
the weighted-average net subsidy rates for the individually-reviewed 
companies, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely 
on facts available.\7\ In this review, we calculated a de minimis net 
subsidy rate for the sole mandatory respondent. As a result, for the 
reasons discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, we have 
determined that it is reasonable to assign to the firms subject to the 
review, but not selected for individual examination, the average of the 
above-de minimis net subsidy rates calculated for the mandatory 
respondents in the prior administrative review conducted in this 
proceeding, which is 1.18 percent ad valorem.\8\ Therefore, we 
determine that the following total estimated net countervailable 
subsidy rates exist for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 
2018:
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    \7\ See, e.g., Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of the 
13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386, 
37387 (June 29, 2010).
    \8\ See Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the 
Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2017, 84 FR 56173, 
56175 (October 21, 2019) (Pipe and Tube from Turkey 2017) and 
accompanying IDM at 5-6.

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                                                            Net subsidy
                         Company                          rate (percent)
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Borusan Holding A.S. (also referred to as Borusan                * 0.37.
 Holding), Borusan Mannesmann Yatirim Holding, Borusan
 Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan), and
 Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Istikbal)
 (collectively, the Borusan Companies)..................
Borusan Ithicat ve Dagitim A.S..........................            1.18
Borusan Mannesmann......................................            1.18
Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US, Inc.........................            1.18
Cagil Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S......................            1.18
Eksen Makina............................................            1.18

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Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S..............            1.18
Guner Eksport...........................................            1.18
Guven Celik Born San. Ve Tic. Ltd.......................            1.18
Guven Steel Pipe........................................            1.18
Kalibre Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret AS.......................            1.18
MTS Lojistik ve Tasimacilik Hizmetleri TIC A.S. Istanbul            1.18
Net Boru Sanayi ve Dis Ticaret Koll. Sti................            1.18
Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi AS.............................            1.18
Perfektup Ambalaj San. ve Tic. A.S......................            1.18
Schenker Arkas Nakliyat ve Ticaret A.S..................            1.18
Umran Celik Born Sanayii A.S............................            1.18
Umran Steel Pipe Inc....................................            1.18
Vespro Muhendislik Mimarlik Danismanlik Sanayi ve                   1.18
 Ticaret AS.............................................
Yucel Boru ve Profil Endustrisi A.S., Yucelboru Ihracat             1.18
 Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S., and Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve
 Ticaret A.S. (Yucel Companies).........................
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* (de minimis)

Disclosure

    Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for these 
final 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).

Assessment Rates

    Consistent with its recent notice,\9\ Commerce intends to issue 
assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (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). Because we have calculated a de minimis 
countervailable subsidy rate for the Borusan Companies, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to 
countervailing duties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212. We will 
instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced 
and/or exported by the remaining above listed companies, entered or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption from January 1, 2018 through 
December 31, 2018, at the ad valorem rates listed above for each 
respective company.
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    \9\ See Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation 
Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 884 (Jan.15, 
2021).
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Cash Deposit Instructions

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, we intend to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties, in the amounts shown above, with the exception of the Borusan 
Companies, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of 
the final results of this review. Because the countervailable subsidy 
rate for the Borusan Companies is de minimis, Commerce will instruct 
CBP to collect cash deposits at a rate of zero for the Borusan 
Companies for all shipments of the subject merchandise that are 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication of the final results of this administrative review. 
For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect 
cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most-recent 
company specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as 
appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of 
their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary 
information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary 
information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These final results are issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: January 15, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.

Appendix

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Period of Review
V. Non-Shipment Claims
VI. Non-Selected Rate
VII. Subsidies Valuation Information
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Whether to Include Purchases of All Series Grades of 
Hot-Rolled Steel (HRS) in the HRS Benchmark to Measure the Adequacy 
of Remuneration for HRS
    Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Include Istikbal's Export 
Credit Bank of Turkey (Eximbank) Loan in the Benefit Analysis for 
Short Term Pre-Shipment Rediscount Program
X. Recommendation

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