Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018, 7251-7252 [2021-01791]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Notices thereby precluding inverted tariff benefits on such items. The request indicates that tires, tapered bearings, and steel wheels/assemblies are subject to an antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order if imported from certain countries. The FTZ Board’s regulations (15 CFR 400.14(e)) require that merchandise subject to AD/CVD orders, or items which would be otherwise subject to suspension of liquidation under AD/CVD procedures if they entered U.S. customs territory, be admitted to the zone in PF status. The request also indicates that certain materials/components are subject to duties under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (Section 232) or Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Section 301), depending on the country of origin. The applicable Section 232 and Section 301 decisions require subject merchandise to be admitted to FTZs in PF status. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary and sent to: ftz@trade.gov. The closing period for their receipt is March 8, 2021. A copy of the notification will be available for public inspection in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Juanita Chen at juanita.chen@trade.gov or 202–482–1378. Dated: January 21, 2021. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–01794 Filed 1–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–825] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Commerce khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Jan 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 preliminarily determines that Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Ozdemir), the sole producer/exporter of HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey subject to this review, received de minimis countervailable subsidies. DATES: Effective January 27, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janae Martin or Jaron Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0238 or (202) 482–3640, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 12, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the CVD order on HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.1 On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.2 On June 26, 2020, Commerce further extended the deadline for the preliminary results to November 18, 2020.3 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.4 Accordingly, the deadline for the preliminary results in this administrative review was postponed to January 19, 2021.5 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 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 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 61011 (November 12, 2019). 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, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017,’’ dated June 26, 2019. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 5 5 Id. at 2. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results: Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey; 2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7251 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 electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order is HWR pipes and tubes. For a complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting 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, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.7 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review Commerce preliminarily determines that the following countervailable subsidy rate exists for Ozdemir for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018: Company Subsidy rate (percent) Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti ........................ * 0.39 * De minimis. Assessment Rate Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the assessment rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate all appropriate entries without regard to countervailing duties. 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 7 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. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 7252 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 16 / Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / Notices 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). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated for Ozdemir with regard to 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, except, where the rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required. 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 instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.8 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.9 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.10 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.11 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will inform parties of the scheduled 8 See 19 CFR 224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 11 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 9 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 Jan 26, 2021 Jkt 253001 date of the hearing which will be held at a time and date to be determined.12 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.13 Parties should confirm the date and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.14 Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: January 19, 2021. Christian Marsh, Deputy 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. Subsidies Valuation Information V. Benchmarks and Interest Rates VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Conclusion [FR Doc. 2021–01791 Filed 1–26–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 12 See 19 CFR 351.310. 19 CFR 351.310(c). 14 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 13 See PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–908, A–583–869, A–549–842, A–552– 828] Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Correction to Preliminary Determinations in Less-Than-FairValue Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is issuing this notice to correct an inadvertent typographical error in the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I to the previously published Federal Register notices for the preliminary determinations in the less-than-fairvalue investigations of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). AGENCY: DATES: Applicable January 6, 2021. Leo Ayala at (202) 482–3945 (Korea and Thailand); Lauren Caserta at (202) 482– 4737 (Taiwan); and Jasun Moy at (202) 482–8194 (Vietnam), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction On January 6, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Determinations on passenger tires from Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.1 1 See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 501 (January 6, 2021); Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from Taiwan: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 508 (January 6, 2021); Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from Thailand: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 517 (January 6, 2021); and Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 86 FR 504 (January 6, 2021) (collectively, Preliminary Determinations). 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 16 (Wednesday, January 27, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7251-7252]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-825]


Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an 
administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on heavy 
walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and 
tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) for the period January 1, 
2018 through December 31, 2018. Commerce preliminarily determines that 
Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. (Ozdemir), the sole 
producer/exporter of HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey subject to this 
review, received de minimis countervailable subsidies.

DATES: Effective January 27, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janae Martin or Jaron Moore, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0238 or (202) 
482-3640, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On November 12, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of 
an administrative review of the CVD order on HWR pipes and tubes from 
Turkey.\1\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll 
all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.\2\ On June 26, 
2020, Commerce further extended the deadline for the preliminary 
results to November 18, 2020.\3\ On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all 
deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.\4\ 
Accordingly, the deadline for the preliminary results in this 
administrative review was postponed to January 19, 2021.\5\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 61011 (November 12, 2019).
    \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, ``Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Extension of 
Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2017,'' dated June 26, 2019.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated July 21, 2020.
    \5\ 5 Id. at 2.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\6\ 
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 electronic 
versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results: Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on 
Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from 
the Republic of Turkey; 2018,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the order is HWR pipes and tubes. For a 
complete description of the scope of the order, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting 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, we preliminarily 
determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government financial 
contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that 
the subsidy is specific.\7\ For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \7\ 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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Preliminary Results of Review

    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following 
countervailable subsidy rate exists for Ozdemir for the period January 
1, 2018 through December 31, 2018:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                        Company                             (percent)
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Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti..............          * 0.39
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* De minimis.

Assessment Rate

    Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of 
the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this review. If the assessment rate 
calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, we will instruct 
CBP to liquidate all appropriate entries without regard to 
countervailing duties. 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

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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).

Cash Deposit Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount indicated for Ozdemir with regard to 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, except, where the rate calculated in the final results is 
zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required. 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 instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect 
until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the 
date of publication of these preliminary results.\8\ Interested parties 
may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication 
of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) 
within seven days after the time limit for filing case briefs.\9\ 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are 
requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; 
(2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\10\
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    \8\ See 19 CFR 224(b).
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these 
preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and 
Compliance's ACCESS system.\11\ Requests should contain the party's 
name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, 
whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues 
to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce will 
inform parties of the scheduled date of the hearing which will be held 
at a time and date to be determined.\12\ Issues addressed during the 
hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.\13\ Parties 
should confirm the date and time of the hearing two days before the 
scheduled date.
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their 
entirety by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Note that Commerce has 
temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents 
containing business proprietary information, until further notice.\14\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service 
Requirements Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); and 
Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-
19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020).
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the 
issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after 
publication of these preliminary results.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This administrative review and notice are in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: January 19, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy 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. Subsidies Valuation Information
V. Benchmarks and Interest Rates
VI. Analysis of Programs
VII. Conclusion

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