Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Belgium: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 21274-21275 [2021-08365]

Download as PDF 21274 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 76 / Thursday, April 22, 2021 / Notices proceedings. Minutes of the Combined Board and Board Committees Meeting will be available on FirstNet.gov. Dated: April 19, 2021. Janell Smith, Board Secretary, First Responder Network Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–08360 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] Alex Wood, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1959. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–423–812] Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-toLength Plate From Belgium: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-tolength plate (CTL plate) from Belgium to correct a ministerial error. DATES: Applicable April 22, 2021. AGENCY: On March 24, 2021, Commerce published the Final Results of the 2018– 2019 administrative review of CTL plate from Belgium in the Federal Register.1 On March 30, 2021, Nucor Corporation (the petitioner) alleged the existence of a ministerial error in Commerce’s Final Results.2 Legal Framework A ministerial error, as defined in section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), includes ‘‘errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other type of unintentional error which the administering authority considers ministerial.’’ 3 With respect to final results of administrative reviews, 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that Commerce ‘‘will analyze any comments received and, if appropriate, correct any ministerial error by amending . . . the final results of review.’’ Ministerial Error Commerce committed an inadvertent error within the meaning of section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f) by incorrectly adding section 232 duties to U.S. price in the margin program for Industeel Belgium S.A. (Industeel), one of the mandatory respondents. Accordingly, we determine, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f), that we made a ministerial error in the Final Results. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results to correct this error. This correction results in a change to Industeel’s weightedaverage dumping margin and also changes the rate calculated for the nonindividually-examined companies. For a detailed discussion of the ministerial error allegation, as well as Commerce’s analysis, see Ministerial Error Memorandum.4 Amended Final Results of the Review We are assigning the following weighted-average dumping margins to the firms listed below for the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Producers/exporters Industeel Belgium S.A ......................................................................................................................................................................... NLMK Clabecq S.A./NLMK Plate Sales S.A./NLMK Sales Europe S.A./NLMK Manage Steel Center S.A./NLMK La Louviere S.A 8.64 12.29 Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: 5 Stahlo Stahl Service GmbH & Co. KG ................................................................................................................................................ Tranter Service Centers ...................................................................................................................................................................... 10.47 10.47 Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the amended final results of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where Industeel and NLMK Belgium reported the entered value of their U.S. sales, we calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the sales for which entered value was reported. Where the respondents did not report entered value, we calculated the entered value in order to calculate the assessment rate. Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. 1 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate from Belgium: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018– 2019, 86 FR 15648 (March 24, 2021) (Final Results), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 2 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Ministerial Error Comments,’’ dated March 30, 2021. 3 See 19 CFR 351.224(f). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘2018–19 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Belgium: Allegation of Ministerial Error in the Final Results,’’ dated concurrently with this notice (Ministerial Error Memorandum). 5 This rate is based on the simple average of the rates for the respondents that were selected for individual review, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. See Memorandum, ‘‘Amended Final Results of the Antidumping Administrative Review of Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Belgium: Calculation of the Cash Deposit Rate for NonReviewed Companies,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. Disclosure We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these amended final results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Antidumping Duty Assessment VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 76 / Thursday, April 22, 2021 / Notices For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we will assign an assessment rate based on the simple average 6 of the cash deposit rates calculated for Industeel and NLMK Belgium. The amended final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the amended final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.7 Commerce’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. Consistent with its recent notice,8 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective retroactively for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 24, 2021, the publication date of the Final Results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that established in the amended final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the 6 Id. 7 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 884 (January 15, 2021). 8 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 21275 company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 5.40 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.9 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Dated: April 16, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Notification to Importers AGENCY: 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 the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order This notice 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), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of return/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 amended notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(e). 9 See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-ToLength Plate from Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty Orders, 82 FR 24096, 24098 (May 25, 2017). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2021–08365 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–017] Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain producers/exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People’s Republic of China (China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review, January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 22, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, 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) 482–1785. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review in the Federal Register on December 18, 2020.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On January 19, 2021, we received a case brief and a letter in lieu of a case brief from Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd. (Triangle Tyre) and Qingdao Fullrun Tyre Tech Corp., Ltd. (Fullrun Tyre), respectively.2 On January 29, 2021, we received a rebuttal brief from United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 1 See Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, Rescission in Part, and Intent to Rescind in Part; 2018, 85 FR 82437 (December 18, 2020) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Triangle Tyre’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Case Brief of Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd.,’’ dated January 19, 2021; see also Fullrun Tyre Tech’s Letter, ‘‘Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China-Letter in Lieu of Case Brief,’’ dated January 19, 2021. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-423-812]


Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Belgium: 
Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-
2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final 
results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order 
on certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from 
Belgium to correct a ministerial error.

DATES: Applicable April 22, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1959.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 24, 2021, Commerce published the Final Results of the 
2018-2019 administrative review of CTL plate from Belgium in the 
Federal Register.\1\ On March 30, 2021, Nucor Corporation (the 
petitioner) alleged the existence of a ministerial error in Commerce's 
Final Results.\2\
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    \1\ See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from 
Belgium: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 
2018-2019, 86 FR 15648 (March 24, 2021) (Final Results), and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Petitioner's Letter, ``Ministerial Error Comments,'' 
dated March 30, 2021.
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Legal Framework

    A ministerial error, as defined in section 751(h) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), includes ``errors in addition, 
subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting 
from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other type 
of unintentional error which the administering authority considers 
ministerial.'' \3\ With respect to final results of administrative 
reviews, 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that Commerce ``will analyze any 
comments received and, if appropriate, correct any ministerial error by 
amending . . . the final results of review.''
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    \3\ See 19 CFR 351.224(f).
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Ministerial Error

    Commerce committed an inadvertent error within the meaning of 
section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f) by incorrectly adding 
section 232 duties to U.S. price in the margin program for Industeel 
Belgium S.A. (Industeel), one of the mandatory respondents. 
Accordingly, we determine, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.224(f), that we made a ministerial error in the Final 
Results. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final 
Results to correct this error. This correction results in a change to 
Industeel's weighted-average dumping margin and also changes the rate 
calculated for the non-individually-examined companies. For a detailed 
discussion of the ministerial error allegation, as well as Commerce's 
analysis, see Ministerial Error Memorandum.\4\
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    \4\ See Memorandum, ``2018-19 Administrative Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-
Length Plate from Belgium: Allegation of Ministerial Error in the 
Final Results,'' dated concurrently with this notice (Ministerial 
Error Memorandum).
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Amended Final Results of the Review

    We are assigning the following weighted-average dumping margins to 
the firms listed below for the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 
2019:

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                                                             Weighted-
                                                              average
                   Producers/exporters                    dumping margin
                                                             (percent)
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Industeel Belgium S.A...................................            8.64
NLMK Clabecq S.A./NLMK Plate Sales S.A./NLMK Sales                 12.29
 Europe S.A./NLMK Manage Steel Center S.A./NLMK La
 Louviere S.A...........................................
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 Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: \5\
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Stahlo Stahl Service GmbH & Co. KG......................           10.47
Tranter Service Centers.................................           10.47
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Disclosure

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these amended 
final results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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    \5\ This rate is based on the simple average of the rates for 
the respondents that were selected for individual review, excluding 
rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts 
available. See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. See Memorandum, 
``Amended Final Results of the Antidumping Administrative Review of 
Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from Belgium: 
Calculation of the Cash Deposit Rate for Non-Reviewed Companies,'' 
dated concurrently with this notice.
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Antidumping Duty Assessment

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the amended final 
results of this review.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where Industeel and NLMK Belgium 
reported the entered value of their U.S. sales, we calculated importer-
specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the 
total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total 
entered value of the sales for which entered value was reported. Where 
the respondents did not report entered value, we calculated the entered 
value in order to calculate the assessment rate. Where either the 
respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis 
within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific 
rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.

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    For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we 
will assign an assessment rate based on the simple average \6\ of the 
cash deposit rates calculated for Industeel and NLMK Belgium. The 
amended final results of this review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by 
the amended final results of this review and for future deposits of 
estimated duties, where applicable.\7\
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    \6\ Id.
    \7\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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    Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' will apply to entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in 
these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not 
know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a 
reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United 
States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed 
entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.
    Consistent with its recent notice,\8\ Commerce intends to issue 
assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date 
of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal 
Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of 
International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to 
liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request 
for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of 
publication).
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    \8\ See Notice of Discontinuation of Policy to Issue Liquidation 
Instructions After 15 Days in Applicable Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Proceedings, 86 FR 884 (January 
15, 2021).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective 
retroactively for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after March 24, 2021, 
the publication date of the Final Results of this administrative 
review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash 
deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that 
established in the amended final results of this review, except if the 
rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the 
meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate 
will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not 
participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the 
company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment 
of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this 
review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but 
the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate 
established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the 
merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers 
or exporters will continue to be 5.40 percent, the all-others rate 
established in the LTFV investigation.\9\ These deposit requirements, 
when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \9\ See Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate from 
Austria, Belgium, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, 
Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Amended Final Affirmative 
Antidumping Determinations for France, the Federal Republic of 
Germany, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, and Antidumping Duty 
Orders, 82 FR 24096, 24098 (May 25, 2017).
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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 the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice 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), which continues to govern 
business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 
Timely written notification of return/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 amended notice is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(h) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224(e).

    Dated: April 16, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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