Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind Review, in Part; 2018-2019, 10923-10925 [2021-03618]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 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 flat products (cold-rolled steel) and certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Additionally, Commerce continues to find KG Dongbu Steel is not the successor-in-interest to Dongbu Steel and Dongbu Incheon for purposes of countervailing duty (CVD) cash deposits and liabilities pursuant to the CVD orders on cold-rolled steel and CORE, because there was a significant change in ownership and operations that could have affected the nature and extent of the countervailable subsidies attributable to KG Dongbu Steel. DATES: Applicable February 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua A. DeMoss, 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) 482–3362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 5, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) of the AD and CVD orders on coldrolled steel and CORE from Korea.1 In the Preliminary Results, interested parties were provided an opportunity to comment and request a public hearing regarding our preliminary findings. We received no comments from interested parties, nor was a public hearing requested. The products covered by these CCRs are cold-rolled steel and CORE from Korea. For full descriptions of the scope of the orders, see the Preliminary Results and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Reviews For the reasons stated in the Preliminary Results, and because we received no comments from interested parties, Commerce continues to find that KG Dongbu Steel is the successorin-interest to Dongbu Steel and Dongbu Incheon for AD purposes. As a result of 1 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products and Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews, 86 FR 287 (January 5, 2021) (Preliminary Results). 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Notification to Interested Parties This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b), 351.221(b) and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: February 17, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–03619 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–602–809] Scope of the Orders VerDate Sep<11>2014 this determination, we find it appropriate to apply to KG Dongbu Steel AD cash deposits requirements and liabilities at the rates currently in effect for Dongbu Steel/Dongbu Incheon. For CVD purposes, we continue to find that changes in ownership and management were significant and, thus, that it is not appropriate to apply the CVD cash deposit requirements and liabilities currently in effect for Dongbu Steel/ Dongbu Incheon to KG Dongbu Steel. Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all shipments of subject merchandise produced or exported by KG Dongbu Steel and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register at the current antidumping duty cash-deposit rate on cold-rolled steel and CORE in effect for Dongbu Steel/Dongbu Incheon. This cash deposit requirement shall remain in effect until further notice. Jkt 253001 Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind Review, in Part; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that the producer/exporter subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10923 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2805. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 17, 2020, Commerce initiated this administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Australia in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 This review covers one producer/exporter of subject merchandise, the collapsed entity, BlueScope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd., BlueScope Steel Ltd., and BlueScope Steel Distribution Pty Ltd. (collectively, BlueScope). On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines for administrative reviews by 50 days, resulting in a revised deadline for these preliminary results.2 On July 21, 2020, Commerce again tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.3 Additionally, Commerce exercised its discretion to extend the deadline for the preliminary results until February 17, 2021.4 Scope of the Order The products covered by this Order 5 are certain hot-rolled, flat-rolled steel products. For a full description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. Constructed export price is 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 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, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019,’’ dated September 21, 2020. 5 See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 (October 3, 2016) (Order). 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Hot Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia: 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 10924 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. A list of the topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. Intent To Rescind Review in Part In the Initiation Notice, Commerce inadvertently included as subject to the review a U.S. company, i.e., AJU Steel USA Inc., for which a review should not have been initiated. As such, Commerce intends to rescind the review with respect to AJU Steel USA Inc. After the completion of the final results of review, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on any suspended entries of hot-rolled steel from AJU Steel USA Inc. at the rate equal to the cash deposit rate of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption. Preliminary Results of Review We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin exists for the period October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019: Exporter/producer BlueScope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd, BlueScope Steel Ltd., and BlueScope Steel Distribution Pty Ltd ..................................... Assessment Rates Upon completion of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Weighted- shall assess, antidumping duties on all average appropriate entries. If BlueScope’s dumping weighted-average dumping margin is margin (percent) above de minimis in the final results of this review, we will calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for each importer’s 7.96 examined sales and the total entered Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties within five days after public announcement of the preliminary results.7 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, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed 7 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 not later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.8 Commerce modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information until further notice.9 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.10 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS 11 and must be served on interested parties.12 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 ACCESS. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case briefs. An electronically filed hearing request must be received successfully in its entirety by Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Jkt 253001 8 See 19 CFR 351.309(d); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 26, 2020) (‘‘To provide adequate time for release of case briefs via ACCESS, E&C intends to schedule the due date for all rebuttal briefs to be 7 days after case briefs are filed (while these modifications remain in effect).’’). 9 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 10 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 11 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. 12 See 19 CFR 351.303(f). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 value of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).13 If BlueScope’s weighted-average dumping margin or an importer-specific 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.14 The final results of this administrative review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.15 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by BlueScope for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined to the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.16 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). Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication in the Federal Register of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of hot-rolled steel from Australia 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 BlueScope will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by a company not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published in the completed segment for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm 13 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 2012). 14 Id. at 8102–03; see also 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). 15 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. 16 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 10925 covered in this review or the original investigation but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the completed segment for the most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 29.58 percent, 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. through September 30, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary rescission. DATES: Applicable February 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Krisha Hill, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4037. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Notification to Importers This notice also 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 doubled antidumping duties. Background On December 11, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of the 2018—2019 administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) from the People’s Republic of China (China) with respect to one company, Duracell (China) Limited (DCL).1 Commerce subsequently issued an AD questionnaire, and supplemental questionnaires, to DCL and received timely responses thereto. For additional background, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 Preliminary Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221. Dated: February 16, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Discussion of the Methodology V. Currency Conversion VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–03618 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–919] Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is preliminarily rescinding this administrative review. The period of review (POR) is October 1, 2018, AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes all manganese dioxide (MnO2) that has been manufactured in an electrolysis process, whether in powder, chip, or plate form. Excluded from the scope are natural manganese dioxide (NMD) and chemical manganese dioxide (CMD). The merchandise subject to the order is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 2820.10.00.00. While the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) and (2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For a full description of the methodology underlying our decision, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of the sections in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached in the appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 As discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, Commerce preliminarily finds that DCL, and its U.S. affiliates, did not sell subject merchandise to unaffiliated U.S. customers during the POR and could not trace the POR entry of EMD, which was used to manufacture batteries in the United States, to particular battery sales to unaffiliated U.S. customers.3 Therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding this review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the deadline for filing case briefs.4 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with each brief: (1) A statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.5 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.6 All submissions, with limited exceptions, must be filed electronically using ACCESS.7 Electronically filed documents must be received successfully in their entirety by Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the due date. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents 3 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 6 Id. 7 See 19 CFR 351.303. 4 See E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-602-809]


Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Intent To Rescind Review, in Part; 2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
the producer/exporter subject to this review made sales of subject 
merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review 
(POR), October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019. We invite 
interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable February 23, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2805.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 17, 2020, Commerce initiated this administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled steel flat products 
(hot-rolled steel) from Australia in accordance with section 751(a) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ This review covers one 
producer/exporter of subject merchandise, the collapsed entity, 
BlueScope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd., BlueScope Steel Ltd., and BlueScope 
Steel Distribution Pty Ltd. (collectively, BlueScope). On April 24, 
2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines for 
administrative reviews by 50 days, resulting in a revised deadline for 
these preliminary results.\2\ On July 21, 2020, Commerce again tolled 
all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.\3\ 
Additionally, Commerce exercised its discretion to extend the deadline 
for the preliminary results until February 17, 2021.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \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, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from Australia: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019,'' dated September 
21, 2020.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this Order \5\ are certain hot-rolled, 
flat-rolled steel products. For a full description of the scope, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\6\
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    \5\ See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, 
Brazil, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, the Republic 
of Turkey, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative 
Antidumping Determinations for Australia, the Republic of Korea, and 
the Republic of Turkey and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 67962 
(October 3, 2016) (Order).
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Hot Rolled Steel 
Flat Products from Australia: 2018-2019,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Act. Constructed export price is

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calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying these 
preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. The 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made 
available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). 
ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In 
addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. A list of the topics 
included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as an 
appendix to this notice.

Intent To Rescind Review in Part

    In the Initiation Notice, Commerce inadvertently included as 
subject to the review a U.S. company, i.e., AJU Steel USA Inc., for 
which a review should not have been initiated. As such, Commerce 
intends to rescind the review with respect to AJU Steel USA Inc. After 
the completion of the final results of review, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on any suspended entries of 
hot-rolled steel from AJU Steel USA Inc. at the rate equal to the cash 
deposit rate of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of 
entry, or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Preliminary Results of Review

    We preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average 
dumping margin exists for the period October 1, 2018, through September 
30, 2019:

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                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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BlueScope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd, BlueScope Steel Ltd., and            7.96
 BlueScope Steel Distribution Pty Ltd.......................
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties within 
five days after public announcement of the preliminary results.\7\ 
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, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, 
may be filed not later than seven days after the date for filing case 
briefs.\8\ Commerce modified certain of its requirements for serving 
documents containing business proprietary information until further 
notice.\9\ 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.\10\ Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS 
\11\ and must be served on interested parties.\12\ Executive summaries 
should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.
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    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/
CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 
26, 2020) (``To provide adequate time for release of case briefs via 
ACCESS, E&C intends to schedule the due date for all rebuttal briefs 
to be 7 days after case briefs are filed (while these modifications 
remain in effect).'').
    \9\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due 
to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 
2020).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \11\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \12\ 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 
ACCESS. Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to 
those raised in the respective case briefs. An electronically filed 
hearing request must be received successfully in its entirety by 
Commerce's electronic records system, ACCESS, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 
within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.
    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on 
all appropriate entries. If BlueScope's weighted-average dumping margin 
is above de minimis in the final results of this review, we will 
calculate an importer-specific assessment rate on the basis of the 
ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for each importer's 
examined sales and the total entered value of those same sales in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1).\13\ If BlueScope's weighted-
average dumping margin or an importer-specific 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.\14\ The final results of this administrative review shall be 
the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of 
merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future 
deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.\15\
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    \13\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8103 (February 14, 
2012).
    \14\ Id. at 8102-03; see also 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2).
    \15\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by 
BlueScope for which it did not know that the merchandise was destined 
to the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed 
entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.\16\
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    \16\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 
68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    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).

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication in the Federal Register of the notice of final results of 
administrative review for all shipments of hot-rolled steel from 
Australia 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 BlueScope will be equal to the 
weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of 
this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by a company 
not covered in this review but covered in a prior segment of the 
proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-
specific rate published in the completed segment for the most recent 
period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm

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covered in this review or the original investigation but the producer 
is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the 
completed segment for the most recent period for the producer of the 
merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be 29.58 percent, 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.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also 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 doubled 
antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

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

    Dated: February 16, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Discussion of the Methodology
V. Currency Conversion
VI. Recommendation

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