Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018, 11231-11233 [2021-03781]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019: Producer or exporter Weighted average dumping margin (percent) Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S .... 35.06 Disclosure Commerce intends to disclose the calculations performed for these final results of review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.8 Commerce calculated importerspecific ad valorem AD assessment rates for Noksel by aggregating for each importer identified for the reported sales, the total amount of dumping calculated for the sales for which that importer was identified and dividing each of these amounts by the total entered value of those sales. Commerce will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review where an importerspecific assessment rate is not zero or de minimis. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Noksel for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, and for entries associated with the six companies for which Commerce found ‘‘no shipments’’ during the POR, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate such unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transactions.9 Consistent with its recent notice,10 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 8 In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate calculation methodology adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Proceedings: Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 (February 14, 2012). 9 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 10 See Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 3995 (January 15, 2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 of this notice of final results of administrative review in the Federal Register for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the notice, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for Noksel is equal to the weighted-average dumping margin determined in these final results of review; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed in the table above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter was not covered in this review, a prior completed review, or the investigation, but the producer was covered, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 27.04 percent ad valorem, the all-others rate established in the investigation in this proceeding.11 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant POR entries. 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. 11 See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Turkey, 73 FR 19814 (April 11, 2008). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11231 Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: February 16, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Sections in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Changes Since the Preliminary Results V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Section 232 Duties Comment 2: Noksel’s Duty Drawback Adjustment Comment 3: Surrogate Costs for Products Sold but Not Produced During the Period of Review Comment 4: Noksel’s Movement Expenses Comment 5: Theoretical Quantities to Index Costs VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–03788 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–878] Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of stainless steel flanges (steel flanges) from India during the period of review, AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11232 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices January 23, 2018, through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 24, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3878. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES On December 11, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on steel flanges from India.1 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.2 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.3 On October 1, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of this review.4 The revised deadline for these preliminary results is now February 17, 2021. For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.5 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included at Appendix I 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 http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019), as corrected by Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020). 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, ‘‘Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2018,’’ dated October 1, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Flanges from India, 2018,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are stainless steel flanges from India. 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 financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and the subsidy is specific.6 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Companies Not Selected for Individual Review For the companies not selected for individual review, because the rates calculated for Chandan Steel Limited (Chandan) and Kisaan Die Tech Pvt Ltd. (Kisaan) were above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a weighted-average of the subsidy rates calculated for Chandan and Kisaan using publicly-ranged sales data submitted by respondents.7 on all appropriate entries covered by this review. 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 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 amounts indicated above 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. 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 Preliminary Results of Review results.9 Interested parties may submit For the period January 23, 2018, written comments (case briefs) within through December 31, 2018, we 30 days of publication of the preliminarily find that the following net preliminary results. Rebuttal comments subsidy ratesexist: (rebuttal briefs), limited to issues raised in case briefs, are due within seven days Subsidy rate after the time limit for filing case Company (percent ad briefs.10 Parties who submit arguments valorem) are requested to submit with the Chandan Steel Limited ......... 4.15 argument: (1) A statement of the issue; Kisaan Die Tech Pvt. Ltd ..... 4.51 (2) a brief summary of the argument; Non-Selected Companies and (3) a table of authorities.11 Note that Under Review 8 ................. 4.22 Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving Assessment Rate documents containing business Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of proprietary information, until further notice.12 the Act, upon issuance of the final Interested parties who wish to request results, Commerce shall determine, and a hearing must do so within 30 days of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the 6 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Calculation of Subsidy Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review,’’ dated February 17, 2021. 8 See Appendix II for a list of the companies not selected for individual examination. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 12 See Temporary Rule. 10 See E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 35 / Wednesday, February 24, 2021 / Notices Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.13 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. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.14 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined. 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. 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 issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: February 17, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Period of Review V. Rate for Non-Examined Companies VI. Subsidies Valuation Information VII. Benchmarks and Discount Rates VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse Inferences IX. Analysis of Programs X. Recommendation khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix II List of Non-Selected Companies Arien Global Armstrong International Pvt. Ltd. Avinimetal Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd. Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited also known as Bebitz Flanges Works Bee Gee Enterprises Bsl Freight Solutions Pvt., Ltd. CD Industries (Prop. Kisaan Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd.) 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310. VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2021–03781 Filed 2–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Appendix I 13 See Cipriani Harrison Valves Pvt. Ltd. CTL Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd. Echjay Forgings Private Limited Fivebros Forgings Pvt. Ltd. Fluid Controls Pvt. Ltd. Geodis Oversea Pvt., Ltd. Globelink WW India Pvt., Ltd. Goodluck India Ltd. Hilton Metal Forging Limited Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd. Jay Jagdamba Forgings Private Limited Jay Jagdamba Ltd. Jay Jagdamba Limited Jay Jagdamba Profile Private Limited Kunj Forgings Pvt. Ltd. Montane Shipping Pvt., Ltd. Noble Shipping Pvt. Ltd. Paramount Forge Pashupati Tradex Pvt., Ltd. Peekay Steel Castings Pvt. Ltd. Pradeep Metals Limited Pradeep Metals Ltd. RD Forge Pvt., Ltd. Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd. Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd. Safewater Lines (I) Pvt. Ltd. Saini Flange Pvt. Ltd. SAR Transport Systems Shilpan Steelcast Pvt. Ltd. Shree Jay Jagdamba Flanges Private Limited Shree Jay Jagdamba Flanges Pvt. Ltd. Teamglobal Logistics Pvt. Ltd. Technical Products Corporation Technocraft Industries India Ltd. Transworld Global VEEYES Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Vishal Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd. Yusen Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd. 17:21 Feb 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 [A–533–877] Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers/exporters of stainless steel flanges from India made sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR), March 28, 2018, through September 30, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Effective February 24, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11233 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7425. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 9, 2018, Commerce published the Order in the Federal Register.1 On December 11, 2019, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(i), Commerce published the notice of initiation of this administrative review.2 Commerce selected Chandan Steel Limited (Chandan) as the mandatory respondent in this review.3 On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.4 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.5 On October 1, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline of the preliminary results of review by 59 days, until December 18, 2020, in accordance with 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).6 On December 7, 2020, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results by an additional 61 days, until February 17, 2021.7 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.8 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 1 See Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Antidumping Duty Order, 83 FR 50639 (October 9, 2018) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Stainless Steel Flanges from India, 2018–2019: Respondent Selection,’’ dated March 13, 2020. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operation Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2018–2019 Antidumping Administrative Review,’’ dated October 1, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated December 7, 2020. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Flanges from India; 2018–2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-878]


Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and 
exporters of stainless steel flanges (steel flanges) from India during 
the period of review,

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January 23, 2018, through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable February 24, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3878.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 11, 2019, Commerce published a notice of initiation of 
an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on steel 
flanges from India.\1\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines 
in administrative reviews by 50 days.\2\ On July 21, 2020, Commerce 
tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by an additional 60 
days.\3\ On October 1, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for issuing 
the preliminary results of this review.\4\ The revised deadline for 
these preliminary results is now February 17, 2021.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 67712 (December 11, 2019), as 
corrected by Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 83 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020).
    \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, ``Stainless Steel Flanges from India: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review, 2018,'' dated October 1, 2020.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\5\ 
A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included at Appendix I 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 http://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.
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    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Stainless 
Steel Flanges from India, 2018,'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are stainless steel flanges from 
India. 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 financial contribution that 
gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and the subsidy is 
specific.\6\ For a full description of the methodology underlying our 
conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \6\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Companies Not Selected for Individual Review

    For the companies not selected for individual review, because the 
rates calculated for Chandan Steel Limited (Chandan) and Kisaan Die 
Tech Pvt Ltd. (Kisaan) were above de minimis and not based entirely on 
facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a weighted-average 
of the subsidy rates calculated for Chandan and Kisaan using publicly-
ranged sales data submitted by respondents.\7\
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    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Calculation of Subsidy Rate for Non-
Selected Companies Under Review,'' dated February 17, 2021.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    For the period January 23, 2018, through December 31, 2018, we 
preliminarily find that the following net subsidy ratesexist:
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    \8\ See Appendix II for a list of the companies not selected for 
individual examination.

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                         Company                            (percent ad
                                                             valorem)
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Chandan Steel Limited...................................            4.15
Kisaan Die Tech Pvt. Ltd................................            4.51
Non-Selected Companies Under Review \8\.................            4.22
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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. 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 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 amounts indicated above 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. 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.\9\ Interested parties 
may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication 
of the preliminary results. Rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs), 
limited to issues raised in case briefs, are due within seven days 
after the time limit for filing case briefs.\10\ 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.\11\ Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of 
its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until further notice.\12\
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1); see also 
Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-
19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) 
(Temporary Rule).
    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
    \12\ See Temporary Rule.
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    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

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Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement 
and Compliance's ACCESS system.\13\ 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. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those 
raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.\14\ If a request for 
a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and 
date to be determined. 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time on the due date.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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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 issued and published 
in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.213.

    Dated: February 17, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Period of Review
V. Rate for Non-Examined Companies
VI. Subsidies Valuation Information
VII. Benchmarks and Discount Rates
VIII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse 
Inferences
IX. Analysis of Programs
X. Recommendation

Appendix II

List of Non-Selected Companies

Arien Global
Armstrong International Pvt. Ltd.
Avinimetal
Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd.
Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited also known as Bebitz Flanges 
Works
Bee Gee Enterprises
Bsl Freight Solutions Pvt., Ltd.
CD Industries (Prop. Kisaan Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd.)
Cipriani Harrison Valves Pvt. Ltd.
CTL Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Echjay Forgings Private Limited
Fivebros Forgings Pvt. Ltd.
Fluid Controls Pvt. Ltd.
Geodis Oversea Pvt., Ltd.
Globelink WW India Pvt., Ltd.
Goodluck India Ltd.
Hilton Metal Forging Limited
Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd.
Jay Jagdamba Forgings Private Limited
Jay Jagdamba Ltd.
Jay Jagdamba Limited
Jay Jagdamba Profile Private Limited
Kunj Forgings Pvt. Ltd.
Montane Shipping Pvt., Ltd.
Noble Shipping Pvt. Ltd.
Paramount Forge
Pashupati Tradex Pvt., Ltd.
Peekay Steel Castings Pvt. Ltd.
Pradeep Metals Limited
Pradeep Metals Ltd.
RD Forge Pvt., Ltd.
Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd.
Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd.
Safewater Lines (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Saini Flange Pvt. Ltd.
SAR Transport Systems
Shilpan Steelcast Pvt. Ltd.
Shree Jay Jagdamba Flanges Private Limited
Shree Jay Jagdamba Flanges Pvt. Ltd.
Teamglobal Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Technical Products Corporation
Technocraft Industries India Ltd.
Transworld Global
VEEYES Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
Vishal Shipping Agencies Pvt. Ltd.
Yusen Logistics (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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