Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2019, 29754-29756 [2021-11680]

Download as PDF 29754 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Notices discussed 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 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 directly at https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, we determine that revocation of the CVD Order on seamless pipe from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net countervailable subsidy at the following rates: Net countervailable subsidy (percent) Manufacturers/producers/exporters Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corp., Tianjin Pipe Iron Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Tianguan Yuantong Pipe Product Co., Ltd., Tianjin Pipe International Economic and Trading Co., Ltd., TPCO Charging Development Co., Ltd ................................................................ Hengyang Steel Tube Group Int’l Trading, Inc., Hengyang Valin Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Hengyang Valin MPM Tube Co., Ltd., Xigang Seamless Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Wuxi Seamless Special Pipe Co., Ltd., Wuxi Resources Steel Making Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Xigang Group Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., Wuxi Sifang Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Steel Co., Ltd., Hunan Valin Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd .............................................................................................................. All Others ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order (APO) VIII. Recommendation This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely notification 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. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 49.56 28.90 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the CVD Order IV. History of the CVD Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues VII. Final Results of Sunset Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that exporters/producers of circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable June 3, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 On March 7, 1986, Commerce published in the Federal Register the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey.1 On May 6, 2020, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the Order covering 37 companies.2 On June 2, 2020, Commerce selected the Borusan Companies 3 as the sole mandatory respondent for individual examination in this administrative review.4 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 60 days.5 On December 7, 2020, Commerce extended the due date of the preliminary results of this administrative review until May 28, 2021.6 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in the appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 1 See Countervailing Duty Order; Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube Products from Turkey, 51 FR 7984 (March 7, 1986) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 26931 (May 6, 2020) (Initiation). 3 The Borusan Companies are Borusan Holding A.S. (also referred to as Borusan Holding), Borusan Mannesmann Boru Yatirim Holding (BMBY), Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan), and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Borusan Istikbal). 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated June 2, 2020 (Respondent Selection Memorandum). 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated December 7, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube Products from the Republic of Turkey; 2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). Notification to Interested Parties Commerce is issuing and publishing these final results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: May 27, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2021–11671 Filed 6–2–21; 8:45 am] 8.24 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 International Trade Administration [C–489–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2019 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Notices (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.8 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part On May 11, 2020, Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan) timely filed a no-shipments certification.9 On May 18, 2020, Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S., and Toscelik Metal Ticaret A.S. (collectively, the Tosc ¸elik Companies), timely submitted a no-shipments certification.10 On May 20, 2020, Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Yucel Boru ve Profil Endustrisi A.S. and Yucelboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S. (collectively, the Yucel Companies) timely filed a noshipments certification.11 On June 15, 2020, Cinar Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Cinar Boru) submitted a claim of no shipment.12 Based on information received from U.S. Customs and Border Protection khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 8 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 9 See Erbosan’s Letter, ‘‘No Shipment Certification of Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan) in the 2019 Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Involving Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey,’’ dated May 11, 2020. 10 See Toscelik Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe from Turkey; Tosc¸elik No Shipments Letter,’’ dated May 18, 2020. 11 See Yucel Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe from Turkey; Yucel No Shipments Letter,’’ dated May 20, 2020. 12 See Cinar Boru’s Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey (C–489– 502),’’ dated June 15, 2020. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 (CBP),13 as well as CBP’s responses to our further inquiries,14 we intend to rescind the administrative review with regard to Toscelik Companies, the Yucel Companies, and Cinar Boru in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) in the final results of review. Additionally, on June 8, 2020, the Borusan Companies submitted a letter to Commerce timely certifying that Borusan Istikbal, Borusan Birlesik Boru Fabrikalari San ve Tic. (Borusan Fabrikalari), Borusan Gemlik Boru Tesisleri A.S. (Borusan Gemlik), Borusan Ihracat Ithalat ve Dagitim A.S. (Borusan Dagitim), Tubeco Pipe and Steel Corporation (Tubeco), and Borusan Lojistik Dagitim Depolama Tasimacilik ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan Lojistik) had no entries, exports, or sales of subject merchandise during the POR.15 Based on information from CBP, we intend to rescind the administrative review with regard to Borusan Fabrikalari, Borusan Gemlik, Borusan Dagitim, Tubeco, and Borusan Lojistik in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).16 We do not intend to rescind the review for Istikbal, because we preliminarily determine that it is part of the cross-owned entity referred to as the Borusan Companies, the mandatory respondent in this review. Regarding Erbosan, the results of the query Commerce performed on the trade database maintained by CBP indicated that shipments produced and/or exported by Erbosan entered the United States during the POR.17 Consistent with Commerce’s findings in the Respondent Selection Memorandum,18 we preliminarily determine that subject merchandise produced and/or exported by Erbosan entered the United States during the POR,. Therefore, we are not rescinding the review with regard to Erbosan. 13 See Memorandum, ‘‘Results of Customs and Border Protection Query Results,’’ dated May 11, 2020 (CBP Query Memorandum). 14 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey (C–489–502): Cinar Boru,’’ dated July 9, 2020; Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey (C– 489–502): Certain Borusan Companies,’’ dated July 9, 2020; and Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey (C–489–502): Yucel Companies and Toscelik Companies,’’ dated September 15, 2020. We collectively refer to these memoranda as the No Shipment Memoranda for Various Companies. 15 See Borusan Companies’ Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pines and Tubes from Turkey. Case No. C–489–502: No Shipment Letter,’’ dated June 5, 2020. 16 See No Shipment Memoranda for Various Companies. 17 See CBP Query Memorandum. 18 See Respondent Selection Memorandum at 5. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29755 Preliminary Results of the Review In accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4), for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, we determine that the net subsidy rates for the producers/exporters under review to be as follows: Company Borusan Holding A.S., Borusan Mannesmann Boru Yatirim Holding, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (collectively, the Borusan Companies) .. Borusan Mannesmann ......... Borusan Ithicat ve Dagitim A.S .................................... Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US, Inc .............................. Cagil Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S ........................ Cimtas Boru Imalatlari ve Ticaret Sirketi .................... Eksen Makina ....................... Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S ................... Guner Eksport ...................... Guven Celik Boru San. Ve Tic. Ltd. (also known as Guven Steel Pipe) ............. HDM Celik Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti ................... Kale Baglanti Teknolojileri San ve Tic. A.S ................. Kalibre Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S ........................ MTS Lojistik ve Tasimacilik Hizmetleri TIC A.S. Istanbul .............................. Net Boru Sanayi ve Dis Ticaret Koll. Sti .................. Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S .................................... Perfektup Ambalaj San. ve Tic. A.S ............................. Schenker Arkas Nakliyat ve Ticaret A.S ........................ Umran Celik Boru Sanayii A.S. (also known as Umran Steel Pipe Inc.) ..... Vespro Muhendislik Mimarlik Danismanlik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S ........................ Net subsidy rate (percent) 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 0.83 Assessment Rates Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. For the companies for which we intend to rescind this review, upon issuance of the final rescission, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries at a rate E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 29756 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Notices equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, during the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). 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 Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties for each of the companies listed above on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review, except, where the rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.19 Interested parties may submit written arguments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within seven days after the time limit for filing the case briefs.20 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs may respond only to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a 19 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1); see also Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule). 20 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 table of authorities.21 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.22 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.23 Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.24 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined.25 Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be filed electronically using ACCESS and that electronically filed documents must be received successfully in their entirety by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, Commerce will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these preliminary results. Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: May 27, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Review IV. Scope of the Order V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. No-Shipment Claims and Intent to Rescind VII. Non-Selected Rate VIII. Analysis of Programs 21 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). Temporary Rule. 23 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 24 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 25 See 19 CFR 351.310. 22 See PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–11680 Filed 6–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of partially closed meeting. AGENCY: The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel and information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) selection process. The agenda will include: Judges Panel roles and processes; Baldrige Program updates; new business/public comment; lessons learned from the 2020 judging process; and the 2021 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed. DATES: The Judges Panel will meet on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The portion of the meeting that is closed to the public will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a virtual meeting by webinar. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Fangmeyer, Director, Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, email robert.fangmeyer@nist.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 15 U.S.C. 3711a(d)(1) as amended, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-502]


Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of 
Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review and Intent To Rescind the Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that exporters/producers of circular welded carbon steel pipes and 
tubes from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable 
subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through 
December 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable June 3, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-8362.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 7, 1986, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and 
tubes from Turkey.\1\ On May 6, 2020, Commerce published a notice of 
initiation of an administrative review of the Order covering 37 
companies.\2\ On June 2, 2020, Commerce selected the Borusan Companies 
\3\ as the sole mandatory respondent for individual examination in this 
administrative review.\4\ On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all 
deadlines in administrative reviews by 60 days.\5\ On December 7, 2020, 
Commerce extended the due date of the preliminary results of this 
administrative review until May 28, 2021.\6\
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    \1\ See Countervailing Duty Order; Certain Welded Carbon Steel 
Pipe and Tube Products from Turkey, 51 FR 7984 (March 7, 1986) 
(Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 26931 (May 6, 2020) (Initiation).
    \3\ The Borusan Companies are Borusan Holding A.S. (also 
referred to as Borusan Holding), Borusan Mannesmann Boru Yatirim 
Holding (BMBY), Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. 
(Borusan), and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Borusan Istikbal).
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Selection of Respondents for Individual 
Examination,'' dated June 2, 2020 (Respondent Selection Memorandum).
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated July 21, 2020.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,'' dated December 7, 2020.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\7\ 
A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included in the appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System

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(ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.
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    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain 
Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube Products from the Republic of 
Turkey; 2019,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this 
notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order is circular welded carbon 
steel pipes and tubes from Turkey. For a complete description of the 
scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found to be countervailable, we preliminarily 
determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an 
``authority'' that confers a benefit to the recipient, and that the 
subsidy is specific.\8\ For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see the accompanying Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.
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    \8\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part

    On May 11, 2020, Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. 
(Erbosan) timely filed a no-shipments certification.\9\ On May 18, 
2020, Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S., Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S., 
and Toscelik Metal Ticaret A.S. (collectively, the Tos[ccedil]elik 
Companies), timely submitted a no-shipments certification.\10\ On May 
20, 2020, Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Yucel Boru ve Profil 
Endustrisi A.S. and Yucelboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S. 
(collectively, the Yucel Companies) timely filed a no-shipments 
certification.\11\ On June 15, 2020, Cinar Boru Profil Sanayi ve 
Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Cinar Boru) submitted a claim of no 
shipment.\12\ Based on information received from U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP),\13\ as well as CBP's responses to our further 
inquiries,\14\ we intend to rescind the administrative review with 
regard to Toscelik Companies, the Yucel Companies, and Cinar Boru in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) in the final results of review.
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    \9\ See Erbosan's Letter, ``No Shipment Certification of Erbosan 
Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan) in the 2019 
Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Involving 
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey,'' dated May 
11, 2020.
    \10\ See Toscelik Companies' Letter, ``Circular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pipe from Turkey; Tos[ccedil]elik No Shipments Letter,'' dated 
May 18, 2020.
    \11\ See Yucel Companies' Letter, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel 
Pipe from Turkey; Yucel No Shipments Letter,'' dated May 20, 2020.
    \12\ See Cinar Boru's Letter, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel 
Pipes and Tubes from Turkey (C-489-502),'' dated June 15, 2020.
    \13\ See Memorandum, ``Results of Customs and Border Protection 
Query Results,'' dated May 11, 2020 (CBP Query Memorandum).
    \14\ See Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Turkey (C-489-502): Cinar Boru,'' dated 
July 9, 2020; Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Turkey (C-489-502): Certain Borusan 
Companies,'' dated July 9, 2020; and Memorandum, ``Circular Welded 
Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey (C-489-
502): Yucel Companies and Toscelik Companies,'' dated September 15, 
2020. We collectively refer to these memoranda as the No Shipment 
Memoranda for Various Companies.
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    Additionally, on June 8, 2020, the Borusan Companies submitted a 
letter to Commerce timely certifying that Borusan Istikbal, Borusan 
Birlesik Boru Fabrikalari San ve Tic. (Borusan Fabrikalari), Borusan 
Gemlik Boru Tesisleri A.S. (Borusan Gemlik), Borusan Ihracat Ithalat ve 
Dagitim A.S. (Borusan Dagitim), Tubeco Pipe and Steel Corporation 
(Tubeco), and Borusan Lojistik Dagitim Depolama Tasimacilik ve Ticaret 
A.S. (Borusan Lojistik) had no entries, exports, or sales of subject 
merchandise during the POR.\15\ Based on information from CBP, we 
intend to rescind the administrative review with regard to Borusan 
Fabrikalari, Borusan Gemlik, Borusan Dagitim, Tubeco, and Borusan 
Lojistik in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).\16\ We do not intend 
to rescind the review for Istikbal, because we preliminarily determine 
that it is part of the cross-owned entity referred to as the Borusan 
Companies, the mandatory respondent in this review.
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    \15\ See Borusan Companies' Letter, ``Circular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pines and Tubes from Turkey. Case No. C-489-502: No Shipment 
Letter,'' dated June 5, 2020.
    \16\ See No Shipment Memoranda for Various Companies.
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    Regarding Erbosan, the results of the query Commerce performed on 
the trade database maintained by CBP indicated that shipments produced 
and/or exported by Erbosan entered the United States during the 
POR.\17\ Consistent with Commerce's findings in the Respondent 
Selection Memorandum,\18\ we preliminarily determine that subject 
merchandise produced and/or exported by Erbosan entered the United 
States during the POR,. Therefore, we are not rescinding the review 
with regard to Erbosan.
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    \17\ See CBP Query Memorandum.
    \18\ See Respondent Selection Memorandum at 5.
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Preliminary Results of the Review

    In accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4), for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 
2019, we determine that the net subsidy rates for the producers/
exporters under review to be as follows:

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                                                            Net subsidy
                         Company                          rate (percent)
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Borusan Holding A.S., Borusan Mannesmann Boru Yatirim               0.83
 Holding, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret
 A.S., and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S.
 (collectively, the Borusan Companies)..................
Borusan Mannesmann......................................            0.83
Borusan Ithicat ve Dagitim A.S..........................            0.83
Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US, Inc.........................            0.83
Cagil Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S......................            0.83
Cimtas Boru Imalatlari ve Ticaret Sirketi...............            0.83
Eksen Makina............................................            0.83
Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S..............            0.83
Guner Eksport...........................................            0.83
Guven Celik Boru San. Ve Tic. Ltd. (also known as Guven             0.83
 Steel Pipe)............................................
HDM Celik Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti...............            0.83
Kale Baglanti Teknolojileri San ve Tic. A.S.............            0.83
Kalibre Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S......................            0.83
MTS Lojistik ve Tasimacilik Hizmetleri TIC A.S. Istanbul            0.83
Net Boru Sanayi ve Dis Ticaret Koll. Sti................            0.83
Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A.S............................            0.83
Perfektup Ambalaj San. ve Tic. A.S......................            0.83
Schenker Arkas Nakliyat ve Ticaret A.S..................            0.83
Umran Celik Boru Sanayii A.S. (also known as Umran Steel            0.83
 Pipe Inc.).............................................
Vespro Muhendislik Mimarlik Danismanlik Sanayi ve                   0.83
 Ticaret A.S............................................
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Assessment Rates

    Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(2), upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall 
determine, and CBP shall assess, countervailing duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this review. For the companies for which 
we intend to rescind this review, upon issuance of the final 
rescission, Commerce will instruct CBP to assess countervailing duties 
on all appropriate entries at a rate

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equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing duties required 
at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, 
during the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). 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

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the 
final results, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties for each of the companies 
listed above on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of 
the final results of this administrative review, except, where the rate 
calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit 
will be required. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to 
continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at 
the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the 
company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the 
date of publication of these preliminary results.\19\ Interested 
parties may submit written arguments (case briefs) within 30 days of 
publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal 
briefs) within seven days after the time limit for filing the case 
briefs.\20\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs may 
respond only to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit 
arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of 
the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\21\ Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of 
its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until further notice.\22\
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    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1); see also 
Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-
19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) 
(Temporary Rule).
    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
    \22\ See Temporary Rule.
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant 
Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice.\23\ 
Requests should contain the party's name, address, and telephone 
number, the number of participants, and a list of the issues to be 
discussed. Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those 
raised in the briefs.\24\ If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce 
intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined.\25\ 
Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the 
hearing two days before the scheduled date.
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    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \24\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \25\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
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    Parties are reminded that briefs and hearing requests are to be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and that electronically filed 
documents must be received successfully in their entirety by 5:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce will issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by 
parties in their comments, within 120 days after issuance of these 
preliminary results.

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results are issued and published in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: May 27, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Period of Review
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. No-Shipment Claims and Intent to Rescind
VII. Non-Selected Rate
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Recommendation

[FR Doc. 2021-11680 Filed 6-2-21; 8:45 am]
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