Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh From Mexico: Countervailing Duty Order, 18940-18942 [2021-07448]

Download as PDF 18940 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices Commerce will not give consideration to any timely separate rate certification or separate rate application made by parties who failed to respond in a timely manner to the Q&V questionnaire and the additional questions. All information submitted by respondents in the AD administrative review of wooden bedroom furniture from China is subject to verification. As noted above, the Q&V questionnaire and the additional questions will be available on Commerce’s website on the date of publication of this correction notice in the Federal Register. Dated: April 6, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–07376 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–201–854] Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh From Mexico: Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing a countervailing duty order on standard steel welded wire mesh (wire mesh) from Mexico. DATES: Applicable April 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On February 18, 2021, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of wire mesh from Mexico.1 On April 5, 2021, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination, pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of 1 See Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 86 FR 10034 (February 18, 2021) (Final Determination). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 subsidized imports of wire mesh from Mexico.2 Scope of the Order The scope of the order is wire mesh from Mexico. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see the appendix to this notice. Countervailing Duty Order On April 5, 2021, in accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of wire mesh from Mexico.3 As a result, and in accordance with sections 705(c)(2) and 706 of the Act, we are issuing this countervailing duty order. Because the ITC determined that imports of wire mesh from Mexico are materially injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from Mexico, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are subject to the assessment of countervailing duties. Countervailing duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of wire mesh from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 3, 2020, the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination,4 but will not include entries occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and before the publication of the ITC’s final injury determination under section 705(b) of the Act, as further described below. Suspension of Liquidation and Cash Deposits In accordance with section 706 of the Act, Commerce will direct CBP to suspend liquidation of entries of wire mesh from Mexico, as described in the appendix to this notice, effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, and to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rate for the subject merchandise. On or after the publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register, CBP must 2 See ITC’s Letter, ‘‘Notification of ITC Final Determinations,’’ dated April 5, 2021 (ITC Notification Letter). 3 See ITC Notification Letter. 4 See Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 85 FR 78124 (December 3, 2020) (Preliminary Determination). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated import duties on this merchandise, cash deposits for each entry of subject merchandise equal to the rates noted below. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. Company Subsidy rate (percent) Aceromex S.A. De C.V ......... Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V ...... All Others 5 ............................ 1.03 102.10 1.03 Provisional Measures Section 703(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. In the underlying investigation, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination on December 3, 2020. As such, the four-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the Preliminary Determination ended on April 2, 2021. Furthermore, section 707(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, unliquidated entries of wire mesh from Mexico, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, on or after April 2, 2021, the date on which the provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the date of publication of the ITC’s final injury determination in the Federal Register.6 Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register. Notifications to Interested Parties This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to wire mesh from Mexico, pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. Interested parties can find a list of countervailing duty orders currently in effect at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/stats/ iastats1.html. This order is published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). 5 The all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters not specifically listed. 6 See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates; Determinations, 86 FR 7564 (January 29, 2021). E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices Dated: April 6, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix Scope of the Order The scope of this order covers uncoated standard welded steel reinforcement wire mesh (wire mesh) produced from smooth or deformed wire. Subject wire mesh is produced in square and rectangular grids of uniformly spaced steel wires that are welded at all intersections. Sizes are specified by combining the spacing of the wires in inches or millimeters and the wire cross-sectional area in hundredths of square inch or millimeters squared. Subject wire mesh may be packaged and sold in rolls or in sheets. Subject wire mesh is currently produced to ASTM specification A1064/A1064M, which covers carbon-steel wire and welded wire reinforcement, smooth and deformed, for concrete in the following seven styles: 1. 6X6 W1.4/W1.4 or D1.4/D1.4 2. 6X6 W2.1/W2.1 or D2.1/D2.1 3. 6X6 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9 4. 6X6 W4/W4 or D4/D4 5. 6X12 W4/W4 or D4/D4 6. 4X4 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9 7. 4X4 W4/W4 or D4/D4 The first number in the style denotes the nominal spacing between the longitudinal wires and the second number denotes the nominal spacing between the transverse wires. In the first style listed above, for example, ‘‘6X6’’ denotes a grid size of six inches by six inches. ‘‘W’’ denotes the use of smooth wire, and ‘‘D’’ denotes the use of deformed wire in making the mesh. The number following the W or D denotes the nominal cross-sectional area of the transverse and longitudinal wires in hundredths of a square inch (i.e., W1.4 or D1.4 is .014 square inches). Smooth wire is wire that has a uniform cross-sectional diameter throughout the length of the wire. Deformed wire is wire with indentations or raised transverse ribs, which results in wire that does not have a uniform cross-sectional diameter throughout the length of the wire. Rolls of subject wire mesh are produced in the following styles and nominal width and length combinations: Style: 6X6 W1.4/W1.4 or D1.4/D1.4 (i.e., 10 gauge) Roll Sizes: 5′ X 50′ 5′ X 150′ 6′ X 150′ 5′ X 200′ 7′ X 200′ 7.5′ X 200′ Style: 6X6 W2.1/W2.1 or D2.1/D2.1 (i.e., 8 gauge) Roll Sizes: 5′ X 150′ Style: 6X6 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9 (i.e., 6 gauge) Roll Sizes: 5′ X 150′ 7′ X 200′ All rolled wire mesh is included in scope regardless of length. Sheets of subject wire mesh are produced in the following styles and nominal width and length combinations: Style: 6X6 W1.4/W1.4 or D1.4/D1.4 (i.e., 10 gauge) Sheet Size: 3′6″ X 7′ 4′ X 7′ 4′ X 7′6″ 5′ X 10′ 7′ X 20′ 7′6″ X 20′ 8′ X 12′6″ 8′ X 15′ 8′ X 20′ Style: 6X6 W2.1/W2.1 or D2.1/D2.1 (i.e., 8 gauge) Sheet Size: 5′ X 10′ 7′ X 20′ 7′6″ X 20′ 8′ X 12′6″ 8′ X 15′ 8′ X 20′ Style: 6X6 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9 (i.e., 6 gauge) khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 1.4 2.1 2.9 4.0 (i.e., (i.e., (i.e., (i.e., 10 gauge) ..................................................................... 8 gauge) ....................................................................... 6 gauge) ....................................................................... 4 gauge) ....................................................................... To the extent a roll or sheet of welded wire mesh falls within the permissible variations provided above, it is within this scope. In addition to the tolerances permitted in ASTM specification A1064/A1064M, wire mesh within this scope includes combinations where: 1. A width and/or length combination varies by ± one grid size in any direction, i.e., ± 6 inches in length or width where the wire mesh’s grid size is ‘‘6X6’’; and/or 2. The center-to-center spacing between individual wires may vary by up to one quarter of an inch from the nominal grid size specified. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Sheet Size: 3′6″ X 20′ 5′ X 10′ 7′ X 20′ 7′6″ X 20′ 8′ X 12′6″ 8′ X 15′ 8′ X 20′ Style: 6X12 W4/W4 or D4/D4 (i.e., 4 gauge) Sheet Size: 8′ X 20′ Style: 4X4 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9 (i.e., 6 gauge) Sheet Size: 5′ X 10′ 7′ X 20′ 7′6″ X 20′ 8′ X 12′6″ 8′ X 12′8″ 8′ X 15′ 8′ X 20′ Style: 4X4 W4/W4 or D4/D4 (i.e., 4 gauge) Sheet Size: 5′ X 10′ 8′ X 12′6″ 8′ X 12′8″ 8′ X 15′ 8′ X 20′ Any product imported, sold, or invoiced in one of these size combinations is within the scope. ASTM specification A1064/A1064M provides for permissible variations in wire gauges, the spacing between transverse and longitudinal wires, and the length and width combinations. To the extent a roll or sheet of welded wire mesh falls within these permissible variations, it is within this scope. ASTM specification A1064/A1064M also defines permissible oversteeling, which is the use of a heavier gauge wire with a larger cross-sectional area than nominally specified. It also permits a wire diameter tolerance of ± 0.003 inches for products up to W5/D5 and ± 0.004 for sizes over W5/D5. A producer may oversteel by increasing smooth or deformed wire diameter up to two whole number size increments on Table 1 of A1064. Subject wire mesh has the following actual wire diameter ranges, which account for both oversteeling and diameter tolerance: Maximum oversteeling No. W/D No. 3.4 4.1 4.9 6.0 Diameter range (inch) 0.093 0.161 0.189 0.223 to to to to 0.211. 0.231. 0.253. 0.280. Length is measured from the ends of any wire and width is measured between the center-line of end longitudinal wires. Additionally, although the subject wire mesh typically meets ASTM A1064/A1064M, the failure to include certifications, test reports or other documentation establishing that the product meets this specification does not remove the product from the scope. Wire mesh made to comparable foreign specifications (e.g., DIN, JIS, etc.) or proprietary specifications is included in the scope. Excluded from the scope is wire mesh that is galvanized (i.e., coated with zinc) or coated with an epoxy coating. In order to be PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18941 excluded as galvanized, the excluded welded wire mesh must have a zinc coating thickness meeting the requirements of ASTM specification A641/A641M. Epoxy coating is a mix of epoxy resin and hardener that can be applied to the surface of steel wire. Merchandise subject to this order are classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) categories 7314.20.0000 and 7314.39.0000. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1 18942 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 68 / Monday, April 12, 2021 / Notices written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2021–07448 Filed 4–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–900] Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD order. DATES: Applicable April 12, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Christopher Williams, 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) 482–5166. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On November 4, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD order on diamond sawblades from China.1 On August 3, 2020, the ITC instituted its five-year (sunset) review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 On August 4, 2020, Commerce published the initiation of the second sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.3 As a result of its review, Commerce determined, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) and of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the 1 See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 74 FR 57145 (November 4, 2009) (Order). 2 See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from China; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 46719 (August 3, 2020). 3 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 47185 (August 4, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:37 Apr 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should this Order be revoked, in accordance with section 752(c)(3) of the Act.4 On April 2, 2021, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.5 Scope of the Order The products covered by the Order are all finished circular sawblades, whether slotted or not, with a working part that is comprised of a diamond segment or segments, and parts thereof, regardless of specification or size, except as specifically excluded below. Within the scope of the Order are semifinished diamond sawblades, including diamond sawblade cores and diamond sawblade segments. Diamond sawblade cores are circular steel plates, whether or not attached to non-steel plates, with slots. Diamond sawblade cores are manufactured principally, but not exclusively, from alloy steel. A diamond sawblade segment consists of a mixture of diamonds (whether natural or synthetic, and regardless of the quantity of diamonds) and metal powders (including, but not limited to, iron, cobalt, nickel, tungsten carbide) that are formed together into a solid shape (from generally, but not limited to, a heating and pressing process). Sawblades with diamonds directly attached to the core with a resin or electroplated bond, which thereby do not contain a diamond segment, are not included within the scope of the Order. Diamond sawblades and/or sawblade cores with a thickness of less than 0.025 inches, or with a thickness greater than 1.1 inches, are excluded from the scope of the Order. Circular steel plates that have a cutting edge of non-diamond material, such as external teeth that protrude from the outer diameter of the plate, whether or not finished, are excluded from the scope of the Order. Diamond sawblade cores with a Rockwell C hardness of less than 25 are excluded from the scope of the Order. Diamond sawblades and/or diamond segment(s) with diamonds that predominantly have a mesh size number greater than 240 (such as 250 or 260) are excluded from the scope of the Order. 4 See Diamond Sawblades from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Second Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 85 FR 78827 (December 7, 2020). 5 See Diamond Sawblades from China Determination, 86 FR 17402 (April 2, 2021). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Merchandise subject to the Order is typically imported under heading 8202.39.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). When packaged together as a set for retail sale with an item that is separately classified under headings 8202 to 8205 of the HTSUS, diamond sawblades or parts thereof may be imported under heading 8206.00.00.00 of the HTSUS. On October 11, 2011, Commerce included the 6804.21.00.00 HTSUS classification number to the customs case reference file, pursuant to a request by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.6 Pursuant to requests by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Commerce included to the customs case reference file the following HTSUS classification numbers: 8202.39.0040 and 8202.39.0070 on January 22, 2015, and 6804.21.0010 and 6804.21.0080 on January 26, 2015.7 The tariff classifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; however, the written description of the scope of the Order is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of this Order. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of this Order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) review of this Order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the final reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in 6 See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 76 FR 76128 (December 6, 2011). 7 See Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017, 83 FR 64331 (December 14, 2018), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at 3. E:\FR\FM\12APN1.SGM 12APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 68 (Monday, April 12, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18940-18942]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07448]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-201-854]


Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh From Mexico: Countervailing Duty 
Order

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), 
Commerce is issuing a countervailing duty order on standard steel 
welded wire mesh (wire mesh) from Mexico.

DATES: Applicable April 12, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 
482-4798.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 18, 2021, Commerce published its affirmative final 
determination in the countervailing duty investigation of wire mesh 
from Mexico.\1\ On April 5, 2021, the ITC notified Commerce of its 
final determination, pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 705(d) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of 
wire mesh from Mexico.\2\
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    \1\ See Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico: Final 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 86 FR 10034 (February 
18, 2021) (Final Determination).
    \2\ See ITC's Letter, ``Notification of ITC Final 
Determinations,'' dated April 5, 2021 (ITC Notification Letter).
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Scope of the Order

    The scope of the order is wire mesh from Mexico. For a complete 
description of the scope of this order, see the appendix to this 
notice.

Countervailing Duty Order

    On April 5, 2021, in accordance with sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 
705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified Commerce of its final determination 
in this investigation, in which it found that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured by reason of imports of wire mesh from 
Mexico.\3\ As a result, and in accordance with sections 705(c)(2) and 
706 of the Act, we are issuing this countervailing duty order. Because 
the ITC determined that imports of wire mesh from Mexico are materially 
injuring a U.S. industry, unliquidated entries of such merchandise from 
Mexico, entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, are 
subject to the assessment of countervailing duties.
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    \3\ See ITC Notification Letter.
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    Countervailing duties will be assessed on unliquidated entries of 
wire mesh from Mexico entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after December 3, 2020, the date of publication of 
the Preliminary Determination,\4\ but will not include entries 
occurring after the expiration of the provisional measures period and 
before the publication of the ITC's final injury determination under 
section 705(b) of the Act, as further described below.
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    \4\ See Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico: Preliminary 
Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 85 FR 78124 (December 
3, 2020) (Preliminary Determination).
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Suspension of Liquidation and Cash Deposits

    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, Commerce will direct CBP 
to suspend liquidation of entries of wire mesh from Mexico, as 
described in the appendix to this notice, effective on the date of 
publication of the ITC's notice of final determination in the Federal 
Register, and to assess, upon further instruction by Commerce, pursuant 
to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry 
of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net 
countervailable subsidy rate for the subject merchandise. On or after 
the publication of the ITC's final injury determination in the Federal 
Register, CBP must require, at the same time as importers would 
normally deposit estimated import duties on this merchandise, cash 
deposits for each entry of subject merchandise equal to the rates noted 
below. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect 
until further notice.
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    \5\ The all-others rate applies to all producers or exporters 
not specifically listed.

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Aceromex S.A. De C.V....................................            1.03
Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V.................................          102.10
All Others \5\..........................................            1.03
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Provisional Measures

    Section 703(d) of the Act states that instructions issued pursuant 
to an affirmative preliminary determination may not remain in effect 
for more than four months. In the underlying investigation, Commerce 
published the Preliminary Determination on December 3, 2020. As such, 
the four-month period beginning on the date of the publication of the 
Preliminary Determination ended on April 2, 2021. Furthermore, section 
707(b) of the Act states that definitive duties are to begin on the 
date of publication of the ITC's final injury determination.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act, we will 
instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to 
liquidate, without regard to countervailing duties, unliquidated 
entries of wire mesh from Mexico, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, 
for consumption, on or after April 2, 2021, the date on which the 
provisional measures expired, until and through the day preceding the 
date of publication of the ITC's final injury determination in the 
Federal Register.\6\ Suspension of liquidation will resume on the date 
of publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal 
Register.
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    \6\ See Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Argentina, 
Colombia, Egypt, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Turkey, and the 
United Arab Emirates; Determinations, 86 FR 7564 (January 29, 2021).
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Notifications to Interested Parties

    This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect 
to wire mesh from Mexico, pursuant to section 706(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties can find a list of countervailing duty orders 
currently in effect at http://enforcement.trade.gov/stats/iastats1.html. This order is published in accordance with section 
706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).


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    Dated: April 6, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

Scope of the Order

    The scope of this order covers uncoated standard welded steel 
reinforcement wire mesh (wire mesh) produced from smooth or deformed 
wire. Subject wire mesh is produced in square and rectangular grids 
of uniformly spaced steel wires that are welded at all 
intersections. Sizes are specified by combining the spacing of the 
wires in inches or millimeters and the wire cross-sectional area in 
hundredths of square inch or millimeters squared. Subject wire mesh 
may be packaged and sold in rolls or in sheets.
    Subject wire mesh is currently produced to ASTM specification 
A1064/A1064M, which covers carbon-steel wire and welded wire 
reinforcement, smooth and deformed, for concrete in the following 
seven styles:

1. 6X6 W1.4/W1.4 or D1.4/D1.4
2. 6X6 W2.1/W2.1 or D2.1/D2.1
3. 6X6 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9
4. 6X6 W4/W4 or D4/D4
5. 6X12 W4/W4 or D4/D4
6. 4X4 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9
7. 4X4 W4/W4 or D4/D4

    The first number in the style denotes the nominal spacing 
between the longitudinal wires and the second number denotes the 
nominal spacing between the transverse wires. In the first style 
listed above, for example, ``6X6'' denotes a grid size of six inches 
by six inches. ``W'' denotes the use of smooth wire, and ``D'' 
denotes the use of deformed wire in making the mesh. The number 
following the W or D denotes the nominal cross-sectional area of the 
transverse and longitudinal wires in hundredths of a square inch 
(i.e., W1.4 or D1.4 is .014 square inches).
    Smooth wire is wire that has a uniform cross-sectional diameter 
throughout the length of the wire.
    Deformed wire is wire with indentations or raised transverse 
ribs, which results in wire that does not have a uniform cross-
sectional diameter throughout the length of the wire.
    Rolls of subject wire mesh are produced in the following styles 
and nominal width and length combinations:

Style: 6X6 W1.4/W1.4 or D1.4/D1.4 (i.e., 10 gauge)
Roll Sizes: 5' X 50'
    5' X 150'
    6' X 150'
    5' X 200'
    7' X 200'
    7.5' X 200'
Style: 6X6 W2.1/W2.1 or D2.1/D2.1 (i.e., 8 gauge)
Roll Sizes: 5' X 150'
Style: 6X6 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9 (i.e., 6 gauge)
Roll Sizes: 5' X 150'
    7' X 200'

    All rolled wire mesh is included in scope regardless of length.
    Sheets of subject wire mesh are produced in the following styles 
and nominal width and length combinations:

Style: 6X6 W1.4/W1.4 or D1.4/D1.4 (i.e., 10 gauge)
Sheet Size: 3'6'' X 7'
    4' X 7'
    4' X 7'6''
    5' X 10'
    7' X 20'
    7'6'' X 20'
    8' X 12'6''
    8' X 15'
    8' X 20'
Style: 6X6 W2.1/W2.1 or D2.1/D2.1 (i.e., 8 gauge)
Sheet Size: 5' X 10'
    7' X 20'
    7'6'' X 20'
    8' X 12'6''
    8' X 15'
    8' X 20'
Style: 6X6 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9 (i.e., 6 gauge)
Sheet Size: 3'6'' X 20'
    5' X 10'
    7' X 20'
    7'6'' X 20'
    8' X 12'6''
    8' X 15'
    8' X 20'
Style: 6X12 W4/W4 or D4/D4 (i.e., 4 gauge)
Sheet Size: 8' X 20'
Style: 4X4 W2.9/W2.9 or D2.9/D2.9 (i.e., 6 gauge)
Sheet Size: 5' X 10'
    7' X 20'
    7'6'' X 20'
    8' X 12'6''
    8' X 12'8''
    8' X 15'
    8' X 20'
Style: 4X4 W4/W4 or D4/D4 (i.e., 4 gauge)
Sheet Size: 5' X 10'
    8' X 12'6''
    8' X 12'8''
    8' X 15'
    8' X 20'

    Any product imported, sold, or invoiced in one of these size 
combinations is within the scope.
    ASTM specification A1064/A1064M provides for permissible 
variations in wire gauges, the spacing between transverse and 
longitudinal wires, and the length and width combinations. To the 
extent a roll or sheet of welded wire mesh falls within these 
permissible variations, it is within this scope.
    ASTM specification A1064/A1064M also defines permissible 
oversteeling, which is the use of a heavier gauge wire with a larger 
cross-sectional area than nominally specified. It also permits a 
wire diameter tolerance of  0.003 inches for products up 
to W5/D5 and  0.004 for sizes over W5/D5. A producer may 
oversteel by increasing smooth or deformed wire diameter up to two 
whole number size increments on Table 1 of A1064. Subject wire mesh 
has the following actual wire diameter ranges, which account for 
both oversteeling and diameter tolerance:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        Maximum
              W/D No.                oversteeling      Diameter range
                                          No.              (inch)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1.4 (i.e., 10 gauge)..............             3.4  0.093 to 0.211.
2.1 (i.e., 8 gauge)...............             4.1  0.161 to 0.231.
2.9 (i.e., 6 gauge)...............             4.9  0.189 to 0.253.
4.0 (i.e., 4 gauge)...............             6.0  0.223 to 0.280.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    To the extent a roll or sheet of welded wire mesh falls within 
the permissible variations provided above, it is within this scope.
    In addition to the tolerances permitted in ASTM specification 
A1064/A1064M, wire mesh within this scope includes combinations 
where:
    1. A width and/or length combination varies by  one 
grid size in any direction, i.e.,  6 inches in length or 
width where the wire mesh's grid size is ``6X6''; and/or
    2. The center-to-center spacing between individual wires may 
vary by up to one quarter of an inch from the nominal grid size 
specified.
    Length is measured from the ends of any wire and width is 
measured between the center-line of end longitudinal wires.
    Additionally, although the subject wire mesh typically meets 
ASTM A1064/A1064M, the failure to include certifications, test 
reports or other documentation establishing that the product meets 
this specification does not remove the product from the scope. Wire 
mesh made to comparable foreign specifications (e.g., DIN, JIS, 
etc.) or proprietary specifications is included in the scope.
    Excluded from the scope is wire mesh that is galvanized (i.e., 
coated with zinc) or coated with an epoxy coating. In order to be 
excluded as galvanized, the excluded welded wire mesh must have a 
zinc coating thickness meeting the requirements of ASTM 
specification A641/A641M. Epoxy coating is a mix of epoxy resin and 
hardener that can be applied to the surface of steel wire.
    Merchandise subject to this order are classified under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) categories 
7314.20.0000 and 7314.39.0000. While HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, the

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written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

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