Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 13330-13331 [2021-04768]

Download as PDF 13330 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices Dated: March 1, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. 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 the United States under HTSUS subheadings 7606.11.3030, 7606.12.3015, 7606.12.3025, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. Critical Circumstances V. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Particular Market Situation Comment 2: Total Adverse Facts Available Comment 3: Major Input Adjustment Comment 4: Cost of Production and Market Price Comment 5: Third-Country Market Comment 6: Constructed Value Profit Comment 7: Affiliation Comment 8: Calculation Adjustments VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04741 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–849] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable March 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdul Alnoor, 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) 482–4554. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background After publication of the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the AD order on certain cut-to-length carbon PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 steel plate from China,1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the domestic interested parties, consisting of ArcelorMittal USA LLC (AMUSA), JSW Steel (USA) Inc. (JSW), Nucor Corporation (Nucor), and SSAB Enterprises LLC (SSAB) (collectively, the domestic interested parties) filed with Commerce timely and complete notices of intent to participate in the sunset review.2 Also, AMUSA, Nucor, and SSAB timely filed an adequate substantive response with Commerce.3 Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order.4 Scope of the Order The product covered by the Order is certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from China. Included in this description is hot-rolled iron and non-alloy steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 millimeters (mm) but not exceeding 1250 mm and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 (November 3, 2020); see also Suspension Agreement on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China; Termination of Suspension Agreement and Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 68 FR 60081 (October 21, 2003) (Order); Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China, 62 FR 61964 (November 20, 1997); and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China, 63 FR 1821 (January 12, 1998). 2 See SSAB’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in the Fourth Five-Year Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from China,’’ dated November 13, 2020; see also AMUSA’s Letter, ‘‘Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China—ArcelorMittal USA LLC’s Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated November 16, 2020; Nucor’s Letter, ‘‘Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Intent to Participate in Review,’’ dated November 16, 2020; and JSW’s Letter, ‘‘Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Intent to Participate in Review,’’ dated November 18, 2020. 3 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Cut-toLength Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China; Five Year (4th Sunset) Review— Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response,’’ dated November 30, 2020. 4 For a complete description of the background of this sunset review of the Order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 43 / Monday, March 8, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES patterns in relief), of rectangular shape, neither clad, plated nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances; and certain iron and nonalloy steel flatrolled products not in coils, of rectangular shape, hot-rolled, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances, 4.75 mm or more in thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness. Included as subject merchandise in this Order are flat-rolled products of nonrectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’)—for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. This merchandise is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.0000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive. Specifically excluded from the subject merchandise within the scope of the Order is grade X–70 steel plate. Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in the event of revocation of the Order and the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail if the Order is revoked, is provided in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.5 A list of the sections in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to 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 http://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail are weighted-average dumping margins up to 128.59 percent. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or the conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii). Dated: March 2, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—Sections in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping 2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely To Prevail VII. Final Results of Sunset Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–04768 Filed 3–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 5 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Mar 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13331 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–525–001] Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet From Bahrain: Final Affirmative 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 Bahrain is being, or is 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: Allison Hollander, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2805. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On October 15, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register its preliminary affirmative determination in the LTFV investigation of aluminum sheet from Bahrain, 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 Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are aluminum sheet from Bahrain. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments During the course of this investigation, Commerce received scope 1 See Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Extension of Provisional Measures, 85 FR 65372 (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 Bahrain,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 43 (Monday, March 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13330-13331]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-849]


Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review 
of the Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) 
order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from the People's 
Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of 
Sunset Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable March 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdul Alnoor, 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) 482-4554.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    After publication of the notice of initiation of this sunset review 
of the AD order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from 
China,\1\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), the domestic interested parties, consisting of 
ArcelorMittal USA LLC (AMUSA), JSW Steel (USA) Inc. (JSW), Nucor 
Corporation (Nucor), and SSAB Enterprises LLC (SSAB) (collectively, the 
domestic interested parties) filed with Commerce timely and complete 
notices of intent to participate in the sunset review.\2\ Also, AMUSA, 
Nucor, and SSAB timely filed an adequate substantive response with 
Commerce.\3\ Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any 
respondent interested party. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce 
conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order.\4\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 
(November 3, 2020); see also Suspension Agreement on Certain Cut-to-
Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's Republic of China; 
Termination of Suspension Agreement and Notice of Antidumping Duty 
Order, 68 FR 60081 (October 21, 2003) (Order); Final Determination 
of Sales at Less than Fair Value: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel 
Plate from the People's Republic of China, 62 FR 61964 (November 20, 
1997); and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's 
Republic of China, 63 FR 1821 (January 12, 1998).
    \2\ See SSAB's Letter, ``Notice of Intent to Participate in the 
Fourth Five-Year Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain 
Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from China,'' dated November 13, 
2020; see also AMUSA's Letter, ``Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate 
from the People's Republic of China--ArcelorMittal USA LLC's Notice 
of Intent to Participate,'' dated November 16, 2020; Nucor's Letter, 
``Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's Republic of 
China: Notice of Intent to Participate in Review,'' dated November 
16, 2020; and JSW's Letter, ``Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from 
the People's Republic of China: Notice of Intent to Participate in 
Review,'' dated November 18, 2020.
    \3\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Cut-to-Length 
Carbon Steel Plate from the People's Republic of China; Five Year 
(4th Sunset) Review--Domestic Interested Parties' Substantive 
Response,'' dated November 30, 2020.
    \4\ For a complete description of the background of this sunset 
review of the Order, see Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum for the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping 
Duty Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the 
People's Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby 
adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the Order is certain cut-to-length carbon 
steel plate from China. Included in this description is hot-rolled iron 
and non-alloy steel universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products 
rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 
millimeters (mm) but not exceeding 1250 mm and of a thickness of not 
less than 4 mm, not in coils and without

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patterns in relief), of rectangular shape, neither clad, plated nor 
coated with metal, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with 
plastics or other nonmetallic substances; and certain iron and nonalloy 
steel flat-rolled products not in coils, of rectangular shape, hot-
rolled, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal, whether or not 
painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic 
substances, 4.75 mm or more in thickness and of a width which exceeds 
150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness. Included as subject 
merchandise in this Order are flat-rolled products of nonrectangular 
cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the 
rolling process (i.e., products which have been ``worked after 
rolling'')--for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at 
the edges. This merchandise is currently classified in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers 
7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 
7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 
7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 
7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.0000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of the Order is dispositive. Specifically excluded from 
the subject merchandise within the scope of the Order is grade X-70 
steel plate.

Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, 
including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping in 
the event of revocation of the Order and the magnitude of the dumping 
margins likely to prevail if the Order is revoked, is provided in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum.\5\ A list of the sections in the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to 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 http://access.trade.gov. In 
addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The 
signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
are identical in content.
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Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1), 752(c)(1) and (3) of the Act, 
Commerce determines that revocation of the Order would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and that the magnitude of the 
dumping margins likely to prevail are weighted-average dumping margins 
up to 128.59 percent.

Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials, or the 
conversion to judicial protective order, is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 
19 CFR 351.218 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(5)(ii).

    Dated: March 2, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--Sections in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of Dumping
    2. Magnitude of the Margin of Dumping Likely To Prevail
VII. Final Results of Sunset Review
VIII. Recommendation

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