Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019, 10920-10922 [2021-03648]

Download as PDF 10920 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, technological, or other forms of information technology collection methods. All responses to this notice will become a matter of public record and be summarized in the request for OMB approval. Signed at Washington, DC, February 16, 2021. Kevin L. Barnes, Associate Administrator. For more information, call Yvette Springer at (202) 482–2813. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–03684 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–874] [FR Doc. 2021–03608 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) and Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Steel), producers and exporters of hot-rolled steel flat products (hotrolled steel) from Japan, sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. In addition, Commerce preliminarily determines that Honda Trading Canada, Inc. (Honda), Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), and Mitsui & CO., Ltd. (Mitsui) had no shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo or Jack Zhao, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2371 or (202) 482–1396, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting The Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee will meet March 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, via remote teleconference. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on implementation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and provides for continuing review to update the EAR as needed. Agenda Public Session 1. Opening remarks by the Chairman 2. Opening remarks by the Bureau of Industry and Security 3. Presentation of papers or comments by the Public 4. Regulations Update 5. Working Group Reports 6. Automated Export System Update Closed Session 7. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 §§ 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference to participants on a first come, first serve basis. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov, no later than March 2, 2021. To the extent that time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate the distribution of public presentation materials to the Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Japan in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 Commerce initiated this administrative review on 1 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). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 December 11, 2019 covering 26 producers and/or exporters.2 We selected NSC and Tokyo Steel as mandatory respondents.3 On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to uniformly toll all statutory deadlines for antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews by 50 days.4 On July 21, 2020, Commerce further tolled all statutory deadlines for antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews by another 60 days.5 On October 13, 2020, we extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this review by an additional 120 days, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), resulting in a deadline of February 17, 2021 for these preliminary results.6 For a detailed description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is hot-rolled steel from Japan. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.8 Methodology Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act. Constructed export price and export price were 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 our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Memorandum ‘‘Respondent Selection for the 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan,’’ dated May 1, 2020. 4 See Memorandum to the Record from Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 5 See Memorandum to the Record from Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review—2018–2019,’’ dated October 13, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 8 Id. E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached 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 to ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. The signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Among the companies under review, Honda, Panasonic and Mitsui each properly filed a statement reporting that it had made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Commerce issued an instruction to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) asking for any entry activity regarding Honda, Panasonic and Mitsui, and is awaiting CBP’s response.9 Based on the certifications submitted by Honda, Panasonic and Mitsui, and our analysis of CBP information currently on the record, we preliminarily determine that Honda, Panasonic and Mitusi had no shipments during the POR.10 Consistent with its practice, Commerce finds that it is not appropriate to preliminarily rescind the review with respect to Honda, Panasonic and Mitsui, but rather to complete the review and issue appropriate instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review. Rate for Non-Examined Companies The statute and Commerce’s regulations do not address the establishment of a rate to be applied to companies not selected for individual examination when Commerce limits its 9 See No Shipment Inquiry to CBP, dated February 3 and 8, 2021. 10 See Honda’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Honda Trading Canada, Inc.’s No Shipment Certification,’’ dated December 20, 2018; see also Panasonic’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Panasonic Corporation No Shipment Certification,’’ dated January 8, 2020; and Mitsui’s Letter, ‘‘Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Mitsui No Shipment Certification,’’ dated January 9, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Act. Generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a market economy investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for companies which were not selected for individual examination in an administrative review. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-others rate is normally ‘‘an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the basis of facts available}.’’ In this review, we have preliminarily calculated weighted-average dumping margins for NSC and Tokyo Steel that are not zero, de minimis, or determined entirely on the basis of facts available. Accordingly, Commerce preliminarily has assigned to companies not individually examined a margin of 10.95 percent, which is the weighted average (using the publicly-ranged U.S. value) of NSC’s and Tokyo Steel’s calculated weighted-average dumping margins.11 Preliminary Results We preliminarily determine the following weighted-average dumping margins for the period October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019: 11 See Memorandum, ‘‘Review-Specific Average Rate for Non-Examined Companies,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum. 12 Commerce found in a changed circumstances review that NSC, Nippon Steel Nisshin Co., Ltd. (Nippon Nisshin), and Nippon Steel Trading Corporation (NSTC) are affiliated companies that should be treated as a single entity and as the successor-in-interest to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd. (Nisshin Steel), and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Corporation (NSSBC), respectively. See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 46713 (September 5, 2019). 13 This rate is based on the rates for the respondents that were selected for individual review, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. See Memorandum ‘‘ReviewSpecific Average Rate for Non-Examined Companies,’’ dated concurrently with this memorandum. 14 We collapsed JFE Shoji Trade Corporation with JFE Steel Corporation in the underlying investigation. See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 FR 15222 (March 22, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 8–9. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exporter/producer Nippon Steel Corporation/Nippon Steel Nisshin Co., Ltd./Nippon Steel Trading Corporation 12 ... Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd ........................................... 10921 Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 11.70 6.80 Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies 13 Hanwa Co., Ltd ........................... Higuchi Manufacturing America, LLC .......................................... Higuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd ...... Hitachi Metals, Ltd ...................... JFE Steel Corporation/JFE Shoji Trade Corporation 14 ............... JFE Shoji Trade America ........... Kanematsu Corporation .............. Kobe Steel, Ltd ........................... Metal One Corporation ............... Miyama Industry Co., Ltd ........... Nakagawa Special Steel Inc ...... Nippon Steel & Sumikin Logistics Co., Ltd ............................. Okaya & Co. Ltd ......................... Saint-Gobain K.K ........................ Shinsho Corporation ................... Sumitomo Corporation ................ Suzukaku Corporation ................ Toyota Tsusho Corporation Nagoya .................................... 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 10.95 Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) in the final results of this review and the respondent reported reliable entered values, we will calculate importerspecific ad valorem assessment rates for the merchandise based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales made during the POR to each importer and the total entered value of those same sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If the respondent has not reported reliable entered values, we will calculate a per-unit assessment rate for each importer by dividing the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales made to that importer by the total sales quantity associated with those transactions. Where an importerspecific ad valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). If a respondent’s weighted-average E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 10922 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we will instruct CBP not to assess duties on any of its entries in accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews, i.e., ‘‘{w}here the weighted-average margin of dumping for the exporter is determined to be zero or de minimis, no antidumping duties will be assessed.’’ 15 For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by NSC and Tokyo Steel for which the producer did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, or for any respondent for which we have a final determination of no shipments, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company (or companies) involved in the transaction.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 deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent, and therefore de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the company participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the underlying investigation, 15 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification for Reviews). 16 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 5.58 percent, the allothers rate established in the less-thanfair-value investigation.17 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these preliminary results of review to interested parties within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, the content of which is limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.18 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.19 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using ACCESS 20 and must be served on interested parties.21 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS. An electronically filed request must be received successfully in its entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.22 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined.23 Parties should confirm the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of 17 See Order. 19 CFR 351.309(d). 19 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 20 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. 21 See 19 CFR 351.303(f). 22 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 23 See 19 CFR 351.310(d). 18 See PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the issues raised in any case or rebuttal briefs, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless extended.24 Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 17, 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. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments V. Use of Facts Available and Adverse Facts Available VI. Rates for Non-Examined Companies VII. Discussion of the Methodology VIII. Currency Conversion IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–03648 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–878, A–580–881, C–580–879, C–580– 882] Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products and Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that that KG Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. (KG Dongbu Steel) is the successor-in-interest to AGENCY: 24 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act; and 19 CFR 351.213(h). E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10920-10922]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-03648]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-874]


Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Japan: Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary 
Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) and Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., 
Ltd. (Tokyo Steel), producers and exporters of hot-rolled steel flat 
products (hot-rolled steel) from Japan, sold subject merchandise in the 
United States at prices below normal value during the period of review 
(POR) October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. In addition, Commerce 
preliminarily determines that Honda Trading Canada, Inc. (Honda), 
Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), and Mitsui & CO., Ltd. (Mitsui) had 
no shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on 
these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable February 23, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo or Jack Zhao, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2371 or (202) 482-1396, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping 
duty order on hot-rolled steel from Japan in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ Commerce 
initiated this administrative review on December 11, 2019 covering 26 
producers and/or exporters.\2\ We selected NSC and Tokyo Steel as 
mandatory respondents.\3\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its 
discretion to uniformly toll all statutory deadlines for antidumping 
and countervailing duty administrative reviews by 50 days.\4\ On July 
21, 2020, Commerce further tolled all statutory deadlines for 
antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews by another 
60 days.\5\ On October 13, 2020, we extended the deadline for the 
preliminary results of this review by an additional 120 days, in 
accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213(h)(2), resulting in a deadline of February 17, 2021 for these 
preliminary results.\6\ For a detailed description of the events that 
followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\7\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ 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).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019) (Initiation 
Notice).
    \3\ See Memorandum ``Respondent Selection for the 2018-2019 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel 
Flat Products from Japan,'' dated May 1, 2020.
    \4\ See Memorandum to the Record from Jeffrey I. Kessler, 
Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance, ``Tolling of 
Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19,'' 
dated April 24, 2020.
    \5\ See Memorandum to the Record from Jeffrey I. Kessler, 
Assistant Secretary, Enforcement and Compliance, ``Tolling of 
Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews,'' dated July 21, 2020.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products 
from Japan: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review--2018-2019,'' dated October 
13, 2020.
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-
Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan; 2018-2019,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order is hot-rolled steel from 
Japan. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\8\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \8\ Id.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance 
with section 751(a) of the Act. Constructed export price and export 
price were 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 our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A

[[Page 10921]]

list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
attached 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 to ACCESS is 
available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov. In addition, 
a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be 
accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. A list of the topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. The signed 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Among the companies under review, Honda, Panasonic and Mitsui each 
properly filed a statement reporting that it had made no shipments of 
subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Commerce 
issued an instruction to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
asking for any entry activity regarding Honda, Panasonic and Mitsui, 
and is awaiting CBP's response.\9\ Based on the certifications 
submitted by Honda, Panasonic and Mitsui, and our analysis of CBP 
information currently on the record, we preliminarily determine that 
Honda, Panasonic and Mitusi had no shipments during the POR.\10\ 
Consistent with its practice, Commerce finds that it is not appropriate 
to preliminarily rescind the review with respect to Honda, Panasonic 
and Mitsui, but rather to complete the review and issue appropriate 
instructions to CBP based on the final results of this review.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \9\ See No Shipment Inquiry to CBP, dated February 3 and 8, 
2021.
    \10\ See Honda's Letter, ``Administrative Review of Certain Hot-
Rolled Steel Flat Products from Japan: Honda Trading Canada, Inc.'s 
No Shipment Certification,'' dated December 20, 2018; see also 
Panasonic's Letter, ``Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled 
Steel Flat Products from Japan: Panasonic Corporation No Shipment 
Certification,'' dated January 8, 2020; and Mitsui's Letter, 
``Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat 
Products from Japan: Mitsui No Shipment Certification,'' dated 
January 9, 2020.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Rate for Non-Examined Companies

    The statute and Commerce's regulations do not address the 
establishment of a rate to be applied to companies not selected for 
individual examination when Commerce limits its examination in an 
administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Act. 
Generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which 
provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a market 
economy investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate for 
companies which were not selected for individual examination in an 
administrative review. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-
others rate is normally ``an amount equal to the weighted average of 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for 
exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero 
or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the 
basis of facts available{time} .''
    In this review, we have preliminarily calculated weighted-average 
dumping margins for NSC and Tokyo Steel that are not zero, de minimis, 
or determined entirely on the basis of facts available. Accordingly, 
Commerce preliminarily has assigned to companies not individually 
examined a margin of 10.95 percent, which is the weighted average 
(using the publicly-ranged U.S. value) of NSC's and Tokyo Steel's 
calculated weighted-average dumping margins.\11\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \11\ See Memorandum, ``Review-Specific Average Rate for Non-
Examined Companies,'' dated concurrently with this memorandum.
    \12\ Commerce found in a changed circumstances review that NSC, 
Nippon Steel Nisshin Co., Ltd. (Nippon Nisshin), and Nippon Steel 
Trading Corporation (NSTC) are affiliated companies that should be 
treated as a single entity and as the successor-in-interest to 
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC), Nisshin Steel 
Co., Ltd. (Nisshin Steel), and Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan 
Corporation (NSSBC), respectively. See Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat 
Products from Japan: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Changed Circumstances Review, 84 FR 46713 (September 5, 2019).
    \13\ This rate is based on the rates for the respondents that 
were selected for individual review, excluding rates that are zero, 
de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. See section 
735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. See Memorandum ``Review-Specific Average 
Rate for Non-Examined Companies,'' dated concurrently with this 
memorandum.
    \14\ We collapsed JFE Shoji Trade Corporation with JFE Steel 
Corporation in the underlying investigation. See Certain Hot-Rolled 
Steel Flat Products from Japan: Preliminary Determination of Sales 
at Less than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 81 
FR 15222 (March 22, 2016), and accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum at 8-9.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Preliminary Results

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nippon Steel Corporation/Nippon Steel Nisshin Co., Ltd./           11.70
 Nippon Steel Trading Corporation \12\......................
Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd..........................        6.80
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies \13\
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hanwa Co., Ltd..............................................       10.95
Higuchi Manufacturing America, LLC..........................       10.95
Higuchi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.................................       10.95
Hitachi Metals, Ltd.........................................       10.95
JFE Steel Corporation/JFE Shoji Trade Corporation \14\......       10.95
JFE Shoji Trade America.....................................       10.95
Kanematsu Corporation.......................................       10.95
Kobe Steel, Ltd.............................................       10.95
Metal One Corporation.......................................       10.95
Miyama Industry Co., Ltd....................................       10.95
Nakagawa Special Steel Inc..................................       10.95
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Logistics Co., Ltd...................       10.95
Okaya & Co. Ltd.............................................       10.95
Saint-Gobain K.K............................................       10.95
Shinsho Corporation.........................................       10.95
Sumitomo Corporation........................................       10.95
Suzukaku Corporation........................................       10.95
Toyota Tsusho Corporation Nagoya............................       10.95
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries. For any individually examined respondent whose weighted-
average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 
percent) in the final results of this review and the respondent 
reported reliable entered values, we will calculate importer-specific 
ad valorem assessment rates for the merchandise based on the ratio of 
the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales made 
during the POR to each importer and the total entered value of those 
same sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). If the respondent 
has not reported reliable entered values, we will calculate a per-unit 
assessment rate for each importer by dividing the total amount of 
dumping calculated for the examined sales made to that importer by the 
total sales quantity associated with those transactions. Where an 
importer-specific ad valorem assessment rate is zero or de minimis in 
the final results of review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2). If a respondent's weighted-average

[[Page 10922]]

dumping margin is zero or de minimis in the final results of review, we 
will instruct CBP not to assess duties on any of its entries in 
accordance with the Final Modification for Reviews, i.e., 
``{w{time} here the weighted-average margin of dumping for the exporter 
is determined to be zero or de minimis, no antidumping duties will be 
assessed.'' \15\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \15\ See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-
Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping 
Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 
2012) (Final Modification for Reviews).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by NSC 
and Tokyo Steel for which the producer did not know its merchandise was 
destined for the United States, or for any respondent for which we have 
a final determination of no shipments, we will instruct CBP to 
liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate 
for the intermediate company (or companies) involved in the 
transaction.\16\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \16\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of this administrative 
review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The 
cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that 
established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is 
less than 0.50 percent, and therefore de minimis within the meaning of 
19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; 
(2) for previously investigated companies not participating in this 
review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in 
which the company participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm 
covered in this review, or the underlying investigation, but the 
manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate 
established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers 
or exporters will continue to be 5.58 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.\17\ These 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \17\ See Order.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these 
preliminary results of review to interested parties within five days of 
the date of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c), interested parties may 
submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication 
of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, the content of which is limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days 
after the date for filing case briefs.\18\ Parties who submit case 
briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit 
with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary 
of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\19\ Case and rebuttal 
briefs should be filed using ACCESS \20\ and must be served on 
interested parties.\21\ Executive summaries should be limited to five 
pages total, including footnotes.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d).
    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \20\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.303(f).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, filed electronically via 
Commerce's electronic records system, ACCESS. An electronically filed 
request must be received successfully in its entirety by 5:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time within 30 days of the date of publication of this 
notice.\22\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues parties intend to discuss. If a request for a hearing is made, 
Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be 
determined.\23\ Parties should confirm the date, time, and location of 
the hearing two days before the scheduled date.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any case or rebuttal briefs, no later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, unless extended.\24\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \24\ See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act; and 19 CFR 351.213(h).
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this 
requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement 
of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double 
antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

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

    Dated: February 17, 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. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
V. Use of Facts Available and Adverse Facts Available
VI. Rates for Non-Examined Companies
VII. Discussion of the Methodology
VIII. Currency Conversion
IX. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2021-03648 Filed 2-22-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P