Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of No Shipments in the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 16185-16186 [2021-06296]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing this determination and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) and (2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(e), 351.221(b), and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: March 22, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–06297 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–026] Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of No Shipments in the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Nippon Steel and Sumikin Sales Vietnam Co., Ltd. (NSSVC), Hoa Sen Group (HSG), and Ton Dong A Corporation (TDA) made no shipments of corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from the People’s Republic of China (subject merchandise) during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable March 26, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert, 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) 482–3586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On November 25, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review in the Federal Register.1 Commerce invited parties to submit comments on the Preliminary Results. No interested party submitted comments concerning the Preliminary Results or requested a hearing in this administrative review. 1 See Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of No Shipments in the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part; 2018–2019, 85 FR 75299 (November 25, 2020) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Accordingly, the final results of this administrative review remain unchanged from the Preliminary Results. The current deadline for these final results is March 25, 2021. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are certain flat-rolled steel products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel—or iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished, laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. The products covered include coils that have a width of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of form of coil (e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, etc.). The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and a width that is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the thickness. The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or other shape and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process, i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’ (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced above: (1) 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 forth above, and (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product (e.g., the thickness of certain products with nonrectangular cross-section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies. Steel products included in the scope of this order are products in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • • • • • • • • • 16185 2.50 percent of manganese, or 3.30 percent of silicon, or 1.50 percent of copper, or 1.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 2.00 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope regardless of levels of boron and titanium. For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels and high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, vanadium, and molybdenum. Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS), both of which are considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels. Subject merchandise also includes corrosion-resistant steel 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 the order if performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope corrosion resistant steel. All products that meet the written physical description, and in which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/ or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (‘‘terne plate’’), or both chromium and chromium oxides (‘‘tin free steel’’), whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating; E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 16186 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES • Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more in composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness; and • Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are three-layered corrosion-resistant flat-rolled steel products less than 4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled steel product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%– 60%–20% ratio. The products subject to the order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, and 7212.60.0000. The products subject to the order may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.3000, 7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000, 7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000. The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Final Determination of No Shipments In the Preliminary Results, Commerce determined that NSSVC, HSG, and TDA had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.2 As Commerce did not receive any comments on its preliminary finding, Commerce continues to find that NSSVC, HSG, and TDA did not have any shipments of subject merchandise during the POR and intends to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate any suspended entries that entered under that exporter’s case number (i.e., at that exporter’s cash deposit rate) at the China-wide entity rate, 199.43 percent.3 2 Id. 3 See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65695 (October 24, 2011); see also Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protection Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to 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 the return of 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 notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: March 22, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–06296 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd., an exporter of forged steel fittings from the People’s Republic of China (China), did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) May 17, 2018, through October 31, 2019. We also preliminarily find that Ningbo Zhongan Forging Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Zhongan) is not eligible for a separate rate and is, therefore, part of the China-wide entity. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable March 26, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jinny Ahn, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background This administrative review is being conducted in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On January 17, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this administrative review, covering 26 companies.1 On February 13, 2020, Commerce selected as mandatory respondents Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd. (BothWell) and Ningbo Zhongan Forging Co., Ltd. (Ningbo Zhongan), the two companies accounting for the largest volume of U.S. entries of subject merchandise into the United States as reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).2 On February 18, 2020, Commerce issued the non-market economy (NME) antidumping duty (AD) questionnaire to Both-Well and Ningbo Zhongan. On March 4, 2020, Ningbo Zhongan notified Commerce that it did not intend to respond to the NME AD questionnaire.3 International Trade Administration [A–570–067] Forged Steel Fittings From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, 81 FR 35316 (June 2, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 3014 (January 17, 2020) (Initiation Notice). We note that the Initiation Notice identifies 27 companies initiated for review, but for purposes of respondent selection, we considered two of the initiated companies as the same company: Both-Well (Taizhou) Steel Fittings Co., Ltd. and Both-Well Taizhou Steel Fittings Co., Ltd. See Memorandum, ‘‘Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated February 13, 2020 (Respondent Selection Memo). 2 See Respondent Selection Memo. 3 See Ningbo Zhongan’s Letter, ‘‘Ningbo Zhongan Notice of No Intent to Respond to Questionnaire for Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated March 4, 2020. E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 57 (Friday, March 26, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-026]


Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Determination of No Shipments in the Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that 
Nippon Steel and Sumikin Sales Vietnam Co., Ltd. (NSSVC), Hoa Sen Group 
(HSG), and Ton Dong A Corporation (TDA) made no shipments of corrosion-
resistant steel products (CORE) from the People's Republic of China 
(subject merchandise) during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018, 
through June 30, 2019.

DATES: Applicable March 26, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert, 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) 482-3586.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 25, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
this administrative review in the Federal Register.\1\ Commerce invited 
parties to submit comments on the Preliminary Results. No interested 
party submitted comments concerning the Preliminary Results or 
requested a hearing in this administrative review. Accordingly, the 
final results of this administrative review remain unchanged from the 
Preliminary Results. The current deadline for these final results is 
March 25, 2021. Commerce conducted this review in accordance with 
section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of No Shipments in the 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part; 
2018-2019, 85 FR 75299 (November 25, 2020) (Preliminary Results).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are certain flat-rolled steel 
products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant 
metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel--or iron-
based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished, 
laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in 
addition to the metallic coating. The products covered include coils 
that have a width of 12.7 mm or greater, regardless of form of coil 
(e.g., in successively superimposed layers, spirally oscillating, 
etc.). The products covered also include products not in coils (e.g., 
in straight lengths) of a thickness less than 4.75 mm and a width that 
is 12.7 mm or greater and that measures at least 10 times the 
thickness. The products covered also include products not in coils 
(e.g., in straight lengths) of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and a 
width exceeding 150 mm and measuring at least twice the thickness. The 
products described above may be rectangular, square, circular, or other 
shape and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular 
cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the 
rolling process, i.e., products which have been ``worked after 
rolling'' (e.g., products which have been beveled or rounded at the 
edges). For purposes of the width and thickness requirements referenced 
above:
    (1) 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 forth above, and
    (2) where the width and thickness vary for a specific product 
(e.g., the thickness of certain products with non-rectangular cross-
section, the width of certain products with non-rectangular shape, 
etc.), the measurement at its greatest width or thickness applies.
    Steel products included in the scope of this order are products in 
which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other 
contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by 
weight; and (3) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, 
by weight, respectively indicated:

 2.50 percent of manganese, or
 3.30 percent of silicon, or
 1.50 percent of copper, or
 1.50 percent of aluminum, or
 1.25 percent of chromium, or
 0.30 percent of cobalt, or
 0.40 percent of lead, or
 2.00 percent of nickel, or
 0.30 percent of tungsten (also called wolfram), or
 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or
 0.30 percent of vanadium, or
 0.30 percent of zirconium

Unless specifically excluded, products are included in this scope 
regardless of levels of boron and titanium.
    For example, specifically included in this scope are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free 
(IF)) steels and high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels. IF steels are 
recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements 
such as titanium and/or niobium added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen 
elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying 
levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, titanium, 
vanadium, and molybdenum.
    Furthermore, this scope also includes Advanced High Strength Steels 
(AHSS) and Ultra High Strength Steels (UHSS), both of which are 
considered high tensile strength and high elongation steels.
    Subject merchandise also includes corrosion-resistant steel 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 the order if 
performed in the country of manufacture of the in-scope corrosion 
resistant steel.
    All products that meet the written physical description, and in 
which the chemistry quantities do not exceed any one of the noted 
element levels listed above, are within the scope of this order unless 
specifically excluded. The following products are outside of and/or 
specifically excluded from the scope of this order:
     Flat-rolled steel products either plated or coated with 
tin, lead, chromium, chromium oxides, both tin and lead (``terne 
plate''), or both chromium and chromium oxides (``tin free steel''), 
whether or not painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other non-
metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating;

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     Clad products in straight lengths of 4.7625 mm or more in 
composite thickness and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at 
least twice the thickness; and
     Certain clad stainless flat-rolled products, which are 
three-layered corrosion-resistant flat-rolled steel products less than 
4.75 mm in composite thickness that consist of a flat-rolled steel 
product clad on both sides with stainless steel in a 20%-60%-20% ratio.
    The products subject to the order are currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item 
numbers: 7210.30.0030, 7210.30.0060, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 
7210.49.0091, 7210.49.0095, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 
7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 
7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 
7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, and 7212.60.0000.
    The products subject to the order may also enter under the 
following HTSUS item numbers: 7210.90.1000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.90.3000, 
7215.90.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.30.1530, 7217.30.1560, 7217.90.1000, 
7217.90.5030, 7217.90.5060, 7217.90.5090, 7225.91.0000, 7225.92.0000, 
7225.99.0090, 7226.99.0110, 7226.99.0130, 7226.99.0180, 7228.60.6000, 
7228.60.8000, and 7229.90.1000.
    The HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes only. The written description of the scope of the 
order is dispositive.

Final Determination of No Shipments

    In the Preliminary Results, Commerce determined that NSSVC, HSG, 
and TDA had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.\2\ As 
Commerce did not receive any comments on its preliminary finding, 
Commerce continues to find that NSSVC, HSG, and TDA did not have any 
shipments of subject merchandise during the POR and intends to instruct 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate any suspended 
entries that entered under that exporter's case number (i.e., at that 
exporter's cash deposit rate) at the China-wide entity rate, 199.43 
percent.\3\ Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment 
instructions directly to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
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    \2\ Id.
    \3\ See Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment 
of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694, 65695 (October 24, 2011); see 
also Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, and Final Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 
in Part, 81 FR 35316 (June 2, 2016).
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Notification to Importers

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

Notification Regarding Administrative Protection Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to 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 the return of 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 notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
751(a) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

    Dated: March 22, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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