Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Germany: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 13318-13320 [2021-04731]

Download as PDF 13318 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set for the above. Common alloy sheet is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this investigation may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3030, 7606.12.3015, 7606.12.3025, 7606.12.3035, 7606.12.3091, 7606.91.3055, 7606.91.6055, 7606.92.3025, 7606.92.6055, 7607.11.9090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Final Determination of Critical Circumstances IV. Use of Adverse Facts Available V. Subsidies Valuation VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Whether to Determine That Teknik Failed to Comply with Verification Requests and Apply Facts Available with Adverse Inferences Comment 2: Whether the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Exemption on Assan’s Acquisition of the Operating Rights for a Hydroelectric Power Plant is a Countervailable Subsidy Comment 3: The Provision of Land for Less Than Adequate Remuneration (LTAR) Comment 4: Whether to Revise Certain of Assan’s Sales Denominators Comment 5: Whether Commerce Should Deduct Commissions Paid by Assan Regarding the Rediscount Loan Program and the Export-Oriented Working Capital Credit Program Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Correct Certain Calculation Errors Regarding Assan VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04733 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–849] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Germany: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from Germany are AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable March 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna or Jonathan 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) 482–0835 or (202) 482–3518, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 15, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register its preliminary affirmative determination, and postponement of the final determination, in the LTFV investigation of aluminum sheet from Germany.1 Commerce invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are common alloy aluminum sheet from Germany. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments During the course of this investigation, Commerce received scope comments from interested parties. Commerce issued a Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum to address these comments.3 We received comments from interested parties on the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum, which we address in the 1 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Germany: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 65386 (October 15, 2020) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Germany,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Republic of Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated October 6, 2020 (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Final Scope Decision Memorandum.4 Commerce is not modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Preliminary Determination. See Appendix I for the final scope of the investigation. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are in Appendix II of this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Verification Commerce was unable to conduct an on-site verification of the information relied upon in making its final determination in this investigation as provided for in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Accordingly, in lieu of on-site verification, we requested additional supporting documentation and information after issuing the Preliminary Determination.5 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made a change to our margin calculations for Novelis Deutschland GmbH (Novelis). For a discussion of this change, see the ‘‘Changes Since the Preliminary Determination’’ section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Use of Adverse Facts Available In the Preliminary Determination, Commerce found that the mandatory respondent, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH (HARP), failed to comply with Commerce’s request for 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey: Scope Comments Final Decision Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Final Scope Decision Memorandum). 5 See Commerce’s Letter, dated November 9, 2020. E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices information, which significantly impeded the investigation. Further, Commerce found that HARP failed to cooperate to the best of its ability in this investigation. Therefore, in the Preliminary Determination, pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce assigned HARP a rate based on adverse facts available (AFA). We have continued to find that the application of AFA, pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act is warranted in determining HARP’s weighted-average dumping margin. In the Preliminary Determination, as AFA, we assigned HARP, as an estimated weighted-average dumping margin, a dumping margin equal to the highest non-aberrational individual dumping margin determined for Novelis based on an average-to-transaction comparison. For the final determination, we have assigned an estimated weighted-average dumping margin to HARP equal to the highest nonaberrational individual dumping margin determined for Novelis based on an average-to-average comparison.6 Because this rate is not secondary information, but rather is based on information obtained in the course of the investigation, Commerce need not corroborate this rate pursuant to section 776(c) of the Act. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES All-Others Rate Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated weightedaverage dumping margin for all other producers and exporters not individually investigated shall be equal to the weighted average of the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or determined entirely under section 776 of the Act. Commerce determined an estimated weighted-average dumping margin for HARP that is based entirely on facts available. Therefore, the only estimated weighted-average dumping margin that is not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available, is the estimated weighted-average dumping margin calculated for Novelis. Consequently, we have assigned the rate calculated for Novelis as the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for all other exporters and producers of aluminum sheet in Germany. Final Determination The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as follows: 6 See Issues and Decision Memorandum for details. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 13319 International Trade Commission Notification Exporter or producer In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the International Trade Commission (ITC) of this final affirmative determination of sales at Hydro Aluminium Rolled ProdLTFV. Because Commerce’s final ucts GmbH .............................. 242.80 determination is affirmative, in 7 Novelis Deutschland GmbH ....... 49.40 accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the All Others .................................... 49.40 Act, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the Disclosure domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with In accordance with 19 CFR material injury, by reason of imports or 351.224(b), within five days of the date sales (or the likelihood of sales) for of publication of this notice in the importation of aluminum sheet no later Federal Register, we intend to disclose than 45 days after this final to parties in this proceeding the determination. If the ITC determines calculations performed in this final that such injury does not exist, this determination. proceeding will be terminated, all cash deposits posted will be refunded, and Continuation of Suspension of suspension of liquidation will be lifted. Liquidation If the ITC determines that such injury In accordance with section does exist, Commerce will issue an 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will antidumping duty order directing CBP instruct U.S. Customs and Border to assess, upon further instruction by Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend Commerce, antidumping duties on all liquidation of all appropriate entries of imports of the subject merchandise aluminum sheet from Germany, as entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, described in Appendix I of this notice, for consumption on or after the effective which were entered, or withdrawn from date of the suspension of liquidation, as warehouse, for consumption on or after discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of October 15, 2020, the date of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section. publication in the Federal Register of Notification Regarding Administrative the affirmative Preliminary Protective Orders Determination. This notice will serve as a final Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of reminder to the parties subject to the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(d), we will administrative protective order (APO) of instruct CBP to require a cash deposit their responsibility concerning the for such entries of merchandise equal to disposition of proprietary information the following: (1) The cash deposit rates disclosed under APO in accordance for the respondents listed in the table with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely above will be equal to the companywritten notification of return or specific estimated weighted-average destruction of APO materials or dumping margin listed for each conversion to judicial protective order is respondent in the table; (2) if the hereby requested. Failure to comply exporter is not identified in the table with the regulations and the terms of an above but the producer is, then the cash APO is a sanctionable violation. deposit rate will be equal to the Notification to Interested Parties company-specific estimated weightedaverage dumping margin established for This determination and this notice are that producer of the subject issued and published pursuant to merchandise; and (3) the cash deposit sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, rate for all other producers and and 19 CFR 351.210(c). exporters will be equal to the estimated Dated: March 1, 2021. weighted-average dumping margin for Christian Marsh, all-other producers and exporters, as Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement listed in the table above. and Compliance. These suspension-of-liquidation Appendix I—Scope of the Investigation instructions will remain in effect until The products covered by this investigation further notice. Estimated weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Investigation of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Germany: Final Determination Margin Calculation for Novelis Deutschland GmbH,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 are common alloy aluminum sheet, which is a flat-rolled aluminum product having a thickness of 6.3 mm or less, but greater than 0.2 mm, in coils or cut-to-length, regardless of width. Common alloy sheet within the scope of this investigation includes both not clad aluminum sheet, as well as multi-alloy, E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 13320 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES clad aluminum sheet. With respect to not clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is manufactured from a 1XXX-, 3XXX-, or 5XXX-series alloy as designated by the Aluminum Association. With respect to multi-alloy, clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is produced from a 3XXX-series core, to which cladding layers are applied to either one or both sides of the core. The use of a proprietary alloy or non-proprietary alloy that is not specifically registered by the Aluminum Association as a discrete 1XXX-, 3XXX-, or 5XXX-series alloy, but that otherwise has a chemistry that is consistent with these designations, does not remove an otherwise in-scope product from the scope. Common alloy sheet may be made to ASTM specification B209–14 but can also be made to other specifications. Regardless of specification, however, all common alloy sheet meeting the scope description is included in the scope. Subject merchandise includes common alloy sheet that has been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of this investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the common alloy sheet. Excluded from the scope of this investigation is aluminum can stock, which is suitable for use in the manufacture of aluminum beverage cans, lids of such cans, or tabs used to open such cans. Aluminum can stock is produced to gauges that range from 0.200 mm to 0.292 mm, and has an H–19, H–41, H–48, H–39, or H–391 temper. In addition, aluminum can stock has a lubricant applied to the flat surfaces of the can stock to facilitate its movement through machines used in the manufacture of beverage cans. Aluminum can stock is properly classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7606.12.3045 and 7606.12.3055. Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions set for the above. Common alloy sheet is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 7606.91.3095, 7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Further, merchandise that falls within the scope of this investigation may also be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3030, 7606.12.3015, 7606.12.3025, 7606.12.3035, 7606.12.3091, 7606.91.3055, 7606.91.6055, 7606.92.3025, 7606.92.6055, 7607.11.9090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Appendix II—List of Sections in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Application of Total Adverse Facts Available Comment 2: Date of Sale V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04731 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are aluminum sheet from Romania. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–485–809] Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Romania: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from Romania are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable March 8, 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: AGENCY: Background On October 15, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register its preliminary affirmative determination in the LTFV investigation of aluminum sheet from Romania.1 Commerce invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.2 On November 6, 2020, Commerce postponed the final determination to March 1, 2021.3 1 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Romania: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 85 FR 65358 (October 15, 2020) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Romania,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 3 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Indonesia and Romania: Postponement of Final Determinations of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 85 FR 71049 (November 6, 2020). PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 During the course of this investigation, Commerce received scope comments from interested parties. Commerce issued a Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum to address these comments.4 We received comments from interested parties on the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum, which we address in the Final Scope Decision Memorandum.5 Commerce is not modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Preliminary Determination. See Appendix I for the final scope of the investigation. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the sections of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are in Appendix II of this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Verification Because Alro, SA stated prior to the Preliminary Determination that it would not respond to Commerce’s request for information, we did not conduct a verification of Alro, SA’s information. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Republic of Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated October 6, 2020 (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum). 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey: Scope Comments Final Decision Memorandum,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Final Scope Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-849]


Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Germany: Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports 
of common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from Germany are being, 
or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(LTFV) for the period of investigation January 1, 2019, through 
December 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable March 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna or Jonathan 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) 482-0835 or (202) 482-3518, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 15, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register its 
preliminary affirmative determination, and postponement of the final 
determination, in the LTFV investigation of aluminum sheet from 
Germany.\1\ Commerce invited interested parties to comment on the 
Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since 
Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, may be found in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\
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    \1\ See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Germany: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional 
Measures, 85 FR 65386 (October 15, 2020) (Preliminary 
Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
(PDM).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value 
Investigation of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Germany,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are common alloy 
aluminum sheet from Germany. For a complete description of the scope of 
this investigation, see Appendix I.

Scope Comments

    During the course of this investigation, Commerce received scope 
comments from interested parties. Commerce issued a Preliminary Scope 
Decision Memorandum to address these comments.\3\ We received comments 
from interested parties on the Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum, 
which we address in the Final Scope Decision Memorandum.\4\ Commerce is 
not modifying the scope language as it appeared in the Preliminary 
Determination. See Appendix I for the final scope of the investigation.
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, 
Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, 
Republic of Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, 
Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey: Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for 
the Preliminary Determinations,'' dated October 6, 2020 (Preliminary 
Scope Decision Memorandum).
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, 
Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, 
Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, 
and Turkey: Scope Comments Final Decision Memorandum,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Final Scope 
Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were 
submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum. A list of the issues of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are in Appendix II of this notice. The Issues and 
Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically 
via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn. The signed and electronic versions 
of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Verification

    Commerce was unable to conduct an on-site verification of the 
information relied upon in making its final determination in this 
investigation as provided for in section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act). Accordingly, in lieu of on-site 
verification, we requested additional supporting documentation and 
information after issuing the Preliminary Determination.\5\
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    \5\ See Commerce's Letter, dated November 9, 2020.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made a change to 
our margin calculations for Novelis Deutschland GmbH (Novelis). For a 
discussion of this change, see the ``Changes Since the Preliminary 
Determination'' section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

Use of Adverse Facts Available

    In the Preliminary Determination, Commerce found that the mandatory 
respondent, Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH (HARP), failed to 
comply with Commerce's request for

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information, which significantly impeded the investigation. Further, 
Commerce found that HARP failed to cooperate to the best of its ability 
in this investigation. Therefore, in the Preliminary Determination, 
pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act, Commerce assigned HARP 
a rate based on adverse facts available (AFA). We have continued to 
find that the application of AFA, pursuant to sections 776(a) and (b) 
of the Act is warranted in determining HARP's weighted-average dumping 
margin.
    In the Preliminary Determination, as AFA, we assigned HARP, as an 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin, a dumping margin equal to 
the highest non-aberrational individual dumping margin determined for 
Novelis based on an average-to-transaction comparison. For the final 
determination, we have assigned an estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin to HARP equal to the highest non-aberrational individual dumping 
margin determined for Novelis based on an average-to-average 
comparison.\6\ Because this rate is not secondary information, but 
rather is based on information obtained in the course of the 
investigation, Commerce need not corroborate this rate pursuant to 
section 776(c) of the Act.
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All-Others Rate

    Section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act provides that the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin for all other producers and exporters 
not individually investigated shall be equal to the weighted average of 
the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for 
exporters and producers individually investigated excluding rates that 
are zero, de minimis, or determined entirely under section 776 of the 
Act.
    Commerce determined an estimated weighted-average dumping margin 
for HARP that is based entirely on facts available. Therefore, the only 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin that is not zero, de minimis, 
or based entirely on facts available, is the estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin calculated for Novelis. Consequently, we have assigned 
the rate calculated for Novelis as the estimated weighted-average 
dumping margin for all other exporters and producers of aluminum sheet 
in Germany.

Final Determination

    The final estimated weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH........................      242.80
Novelis Deutschland GmbH....................................   \7\ 49.40
All Others..................................................       49.40
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Disclosure

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b), within five days of the date 
of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, we intend to 
disclose to parties in this proceeding the calculations performed in 
this final determination.
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    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Antidumping Duty Investigation of Common 
Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Germany: Final Determination Margin 
Calculation for Novelis Deutschland GmbH,'' dated concurrently with, 
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Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to 
suspend liquidation of all appropriate entries of aluminum sheet from 
Germany, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which were entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after October 15, 
2020, the date of publication in the Federal Register of the 
affirmative Preliminary Determination.
    Pursuant to section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.210(d), we will instruct CBP to require a cash deposit for such 
entries of merchandise equal to the following: (1) The cash deposit 
rates for the respondents listed in the table above will be equal to 
the company-specific estimated weighted-average dumping margin listed 
for each respondent in the table; (2) if the exporter is not identified 
in the table above but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will 
be equal to the company-specific estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin established for that producer of the subject merchandise; and 
(3) the cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be 
equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for all-other 
producers and exporters, as listed in the table above.
    These suspension-of-liquidation instructions will remain in effect 
until further notice.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of this final affirmative 
determination of sales at LTFV. Because Commerce's final determination 
is affirmative, in accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the 
ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic 
industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with 
material injury, by reason of imports or sales (or the likelihood of 
sales) for importation of aluminum sheet no later than 45 days after 
this final determination. If the ITC determines that such injury does 
not exist, this proceeding will be terminated, all cash deposits posted 
will be refunded, and suspension of liquidation will be lifted. If the 
ITC determines that such injury does exist, Commerce will issue an 
antidumping duty order directing CBP to assess, upon further 
instruction by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of 
liquidation, as discussed above in the ``Continuation of Suspension of 
Liquidation'' section.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice will serve as a final reminder to the parties subject 
to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This determination and this notice are issued and published 
pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.210(c).

    Dated: March 1, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix I--Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are common alloy 
aluminum sheet, which is a flat-rolled aluminum product having a 
thickness of 6.3 mm or less, but greater than 0.2 mm, in coils or 
cut-to-length, regardless of width. Common alloy sheet within the 
scope of this investigation includes both not clad aluminum sheet, 
as well as multi-alloy,

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clad aluminum sheet. With respect to not clad aluminum sheet, common 
alloy sheet is manufactured from a 1XXX-, 3XXX-, or 5XXX-series 
alloy as designated by the Aluminum Association. With respect to 
multi-alloy, clad aluminum sheet, common alloy sheet is produced 
from a 3XXX-series core, to which cladding layers are applied to 
either one or both sides of the core. The use of a proprietary alloy 
or non-proprietary alloy that is not specifically registered by the 
Aluminum Association as a discrete 1XXX-, 3XXX-, or 5XXX-series 
alloy, but that otherwise has a chemistry that is consistent with 
these designations, does not remove an otherwise in-scope product 
from the scope.
    Common alloy sheet may be made to ASTM specification B209-14 but 
can also be made to other specifications. Regardless of 
specification, however, all common alloy sheet meeting the scope 
description is included in the scope. Subject merchandise includes 
common alloy sheet that has been further processed in a third 
country, including but not limited to annealing, tempering, 
painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting, 
or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the 
merchandise from the scope of this investigation if performed in the 
country of manufacture of the common alloy sheet.
    Excluded from the scope of this investigation is aluminum can 
stock, which is suitable for use in the manufacture of aluminum 
beverage cans, lids of such cans, or tabs used to open such cans. 
Aluminum can stock is produced to gauges that range from 0.200 mm to 
0.292 mm, and has an H-19, H-41, H-48, H-39, or H-391 temper. In 
addition, aluminum can stock has a lubricant applied to the flat 
surfaces of the can stock to facilitate its movement through 
machines used in the manufacture of beverage cans. Aluminum can 
stock is properly classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7606.12.3045 and 7606.12.3055.
    Where the nominal and actual measurements vary, a product is 
within the scope if application of either the nominal or actual 
measurement would place it within the scope based on the definitions 
set for the above.
    Common alloy sheet is currently classifiable under HTSUS 
subheadings 7606.11.3060, 7606.11.6000, 7606.12.3096, 7606.12.6000, 
7606.91.3095, 7606.91.6095, 7606.92.3035, and 7606.92.6095. Further, 
merchandise that falls within the scope of this investigation may 
also be entered into the United States under HTSUS subheadings 
7606.11.3030, 7606.12.3015, 7606.12.3025, 7606.12.3035, 
7606.12.3091, 7606.91.3055, 7606.91.6055, 7606.92.3025, 
7606.92.6055, 7607.11.9090. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written 
description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Appendix II--List of Sections in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination
IV. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Application of Total Adverse Facts Available
    Comment 2: Date of Sale
V. Recommendation

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