Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Italy: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value (LTFV), 13309-13311 [2021-04739]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices Dated: March 1, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 13309 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. postponed the final determination until March 1, 2021.1 We 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 Appendix II Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are aluminum sheet from Italy. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Changes from the Preliminary Determination IV. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Price-Based Particular Market Situation (PMS) Allegation Relating to Aluminum Sheet Sales in the Korean Market Comment 2: General and Administrative (G&A) Expense Ratio Comment 3: Affiliated Party Transactions Comment 4: Deduction of Section 232 Duties from U.S. Price V. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04740 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–842] Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Italy: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value (LTFV) Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that common alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from Italy is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable March 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum or Jun 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) 482–0197 or (202) 482–1396, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 15, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register its preliminary affirmative determination in the LTFV investigation of aluminum sheet from Italy, in which we also PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice at Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement 1 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 65342 (October 15, 2020) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum (PDM). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision memorandum for the Final Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Italy,’’ dated concurrently with, and herby 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). 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). E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 13310 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices 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 onsite 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, we took additional steps in lieu of on-site verification and requested additional documentation and information.5 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Changes Since the Preliminary Determination Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings related to our request for information in lieu of verification, we made changes to the margin calculations regarding Laminazione’s cost reporting. For a discussion of these changes, see Comment 4 of the Issues and Decision Memorandum. 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. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, if the estimated weighted-average dumping margins established for all exporters and producers individually examined are zero, de minimis or determined based entirely on facts otherwise available, Commerce may use any reasonable method to establish the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for all other producers or exporters. For this final determination, Commerce has determined that the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for Laminazione Sottile S.p.A. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘In Lieu of Verification Supplemental,’’ dated December 10, 2020; see also Laminazione Sottile S.p.A.’s Letter, ‘‘Common Alloy aluminum Sheet from Italy: Response to the Verification Questionnaire,’’ dated December 18, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 (Laminazione) is zero. Additionally, Commerce assigned a rate based entirely on facts available, under section 776 of the Act, to Profilglass. Therefore, pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, we determine that it is reasonable to calculate the all-others rate based on a simple average of Laminazione’s zero percent margin and Profilglass’ adverse facts available margin.6 suspend liquidation of entries of the subject merchandise it produced and exported. 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 equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margin or the estimated allothers rate, as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for Profilglass will be equal to the company-specific margin based Final Determination on AFA and determined in this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not The final estimated weighted-average a respondent identified above, but the dumping margins are as follows: producer is, then the cash deposit rate Estimated will be equal to the company-specific weighted- estimated weighted-average dumping average Exporter/producer margin established for that producer of dumping the subject merchandise; and (3) the margin (percent) cash deposit rate for all other producers and exporters will be equal to the allLaminazione Sottile S.p.A. ......... 0.00 others estimated weighted-average Profilglass S.p.A. ........................ ** 29.13 dumping margin. These suspension of All Others .................................... 14.57 liquidation instructions will remain in effect until further notice. ** Adverse Facts Available Because the estimated weightedConsistent with 735(a)(4) of the Act average dumping margin for and 19 CFR 351.204(e)(1), Commerce Laminazione is zero, entries of disregards zero or de minimis rates and shipments of subject merchandise determines that individually examined produced and exported by this company respondents with zero or de minimis will not be subject to suspension of rates have not made sales of subject liquidation or cash deposit merchandise at LTFV. Therefore, we requirements. Accordingly, Commerce will exclude merchandise produced and continues to direct CBP not to suspend exported by Laminazione from the liquidation of entries of subject antidumping duty order in the event an merchandise produced and exported by order is instituted. Laminazione. Entries of shipments of subject merchandise from this company Disclosure in any other producer/exporter We intend to disclose the calculations combination, or by third parties that performed in this final determination sourced subject merchandise from the within five days of the date of excluded producer/exporter publication of this notice to parties in combination, are subject to the allthis proceeding in accordance with 19 others rate. CFR 351.224(b). Accordingly, entries of shipments of subject merchandise from this producer/ Continuation of Suspension of exporter combination will be excluded Liquidation from the antidumping duty order. Such In accordance with section exclusion is not applicable to 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, Commerce will merchandise exported to the United instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to continue to suspend States by this respondent in any other producer/exporter combinations or by liquidation of all appropriate entries of aluminum sheet from Italy, as described third parties that sourced subject merchandise from the excluded in Appendix I of this notice, which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, producer/exporter combination. for consumption on or after October 15, International Trade Commission 2020, the date of publication in the Notification Federal Register of the affirmative In accordance with section 735(d) of Preliminary Determination, except for the Act, we will notify the International those entries of subject merchandise Trade Commission (ITC) of the final produced and exported by Laminazione. affirmative determination of sales at Because the estimated weighted-average LTFV. Because Commerce’s final dumping margin for Laminazione is determination is affirmative, in zero, we are not directing CBP to accordance with section 735(b)(2) of the Act, the ITC will make its final 6 See, e.g., Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded determination as to whether the Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of domestic industry in the United States Turkey: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 47355 (July 21, 2016). is materially injured, or threatened with PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices material injury, by reason of imports or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation of 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, and 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 AD order directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, AD 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Changes from the Preliminary Determination IV. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inference V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Commerce’s Application of Adverse Facts Available to Profilglass is Supported by Substantial Evidence and in Accordance with the Law. Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Use the Earlier of Invoice Date or Shipment Date to Calculate a Margin for Profilglass. Comment 3: Whether Commerce Should Assign the Petition AD Rate as AFA to Profilglass. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13311 Comment 4: Whether Total AFA is Appropriate with Respect to Laminazione’s Reported Costs. Comment 5: Whether a Duty Drawback Adjustment for Laminazione is Warranted Comment 6: Whether Commerce’ Partial Reliance on an AFA Rate to Determine the All Others Rate is Supported by the Record. Comment 7: Whether the Geographical Scope of this Investigation Conflicts with the WTO AD Agreement and Application of Adverse Facts Available is Justified. VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04739 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–962] Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain potassium phosphate (salts) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable March 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Halle, 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) 482–0176. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 22, 2010, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the antidumping duty order on salts from China.1 On November 3, 2020, Commerce initiated the second sunset review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On November 18, 2020, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate in this sunset 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Potassium Phosphate Salts from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 75 FR 42683 (July 22, 2010) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 (November 3, 2020). E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-475-842]


Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Italy: Final Affirmative 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value (LTFV)

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that common 
alloy aluminum sheet (aluminum sheet) from Italy is being, or is likely 
to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the 
period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2019, through December 31, 
2019.

DATES: Applicable March 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum or Jun 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) 482-0197 or (202) 482-1396, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On October 15, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register its 
preliminary affirmative determination in the LTFV investigation of 
aluminum sheet from Italy, in which we also postponed the final 
determination until March 1, 2021.\1\ We 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 Italy: Preliminary 
Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional 
Measures, 85 FR 65342 (October 15, 2020) (Preliminary 
Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum 
(PDM).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision memorandum for the 
Final Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation of 
Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Italy,'' dated concurrently with, 
and herby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Investigation

    The products covered by this investigation are aluminum sheet from 
Italy. 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 addressed in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice at Appendix II. The 
Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file 
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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 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, we took additional steps in 
lieu of on-site verification and requested additional documentation and 
information.\5\
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    \5\ See Commerce's Letter, ``In Lieu of Verification 
Supplemental,'' dated December 10, 2020; see also Laminazione 
Sottile S.p.A.'s Letter, ``Common Alloy aluminum Sheet from Italy: 
Response to the Verification Questionnaire,'' dated December 18, 
2020.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our analysis of the comments received and our findings 
related to our request for information in lieu of verification, we made 
changes to the margin calculations regarding Laminazione's cost 
reporting. For a discussion of these changes, see Comment 4 of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum.

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. Pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, if the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins established for all exporters and 
producers individually examined are zero, de minimis or determined 
based entirely on facts otherwise available, Commerce may use any 
reasonable method to establish the estimated weighted-average dumping 
margin for all other producers or exporters.
    For this final determination, Commerce has determined that the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin for Laminazione Sottile 
S.p.A. (Laminazione) is zero. Additionally, Commerce assigned a rate 
based entirely on facts available, under section 776 of the Act, to 
Profilglass. Therefore, pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act, we 
determine that it is reasonable to calculate the all-others rate based 
on a simple average of Laminazione's zero percent margin and 
Profilglass' adverse facts available margin.\6\
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    \6\ See, e.g., Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel 
Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Final Determination of 
Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 81 FR 47355 (July 21, 2016).
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Final Determination

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

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                      Exporter/producer                         dumping
                                                                margin
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Laminazione Sottile S.p.A...................................        0.00
Profilglass S.p.A...........................................    ** 29.13
All Others..................................................       14.57
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** Adverse Facts Available

    Consistent with 735(a)(4) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.204(e)(1), 
Commerce disregards zero or de minimis rates and determines that 
individually examined respondents with zero or de minimis rates have 
not made sales of subject merchandise at LTFV. Therefore, we will 
exclude merchandise produced and exported by Laminazione from the 
antidumping duty order in the event an order is instituted.

Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed in this final 
determination within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice to parties in this proceeding in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.224(b).

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 
Italy, as described in Appendix I of this notice, which are 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, except for those entries of subject 
merchandise produced and exported by Laminazione. Because the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margin for Laminazione is zero, we are not 
directing CBP to suspend liquidation of entries of the subject 
merchandise it produced and exported.
    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 equal to the 
estimated weighted-average dumping margin or the estimated all-others 
rate, as follows: (1) The cash deposit rate for Profilglass will be 
equal to the company-specific margin based on AFA and determined in 
this final determination; (2) if the exporter is not a respondent 
identified 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 all-others estimated weighted-average dumping margin. 
These suspension of liquidation instructions will remain in effect 
until further notice.
    Because the estimated weighted-average dumping margin for 
Laminazione is zero, entries of shipments of subject merchandise 
produced and exported by this company will not be subject to suspension 
of liquidation or cash deposit requirements. Accordingly, Commerce 
continues to direct CBP not to suspend liquidation of entries of 
subject merchandise produced and exported by Laminazione. Entries of 
shipments of subject merchandise from this company in any other 
producer/exporter combination, or by third parties that sourced subject 
merchandise from the excluded producer/exporter combination, are 
subject to the all-others rate.
    Accordingly, entries of shipments of subject merchandise from this 
producer/exporter combination will be excluded from the antidumping 
duty order. Such exclusion is not applicable to merchandise exported to 
the United States by this respondent in any other producer/exporter 
combinations or by third parties that sourced subject merchandise from 
the excluded producer/exporter combination.

International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we will notify the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of the 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 
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material injury, by reason of imports or sales (or the likelihood of 
sales) for importation of 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, and 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 AD order 
directing CBP to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, AD 
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, 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 Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Changes from the Preliminary Determination
IV. Application of Facts Available and Use of Adverse Inference
V. Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Whether Commerce's Application of Adverse Facts 
Available to Profilglass is Supported by Substantial Evidence and in 
Accordance with the Law.
    Comment 2: Whether Commerce Should Use the Earlier of Invoice 
Date or Shipment Date to Calculate a Margin for Profilglass.
    Comment 3: Whether Commerce Should Assign the Petition AD Rate 
as AFA to Profilglass.
    Comment 4: Whether Total AFA is Appropriate with Respect to 
Laminazione's Reported Costs.
    Comment 5: Whether a Duty Drawback Adjustment for Laminazione is 
Warranted
    Comment 6: Whether Commerce' Partial Reliance on an AFA Rate to 
Determine the All Others Rate is Supported by the Record.
    Comment 7: Whether the Geographical Scope of this Investigation 
Conflicts with the WTO AD Agreement and Application of Adverse Facts 
Available is Justified.
VI. Recommendation

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