Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020, 30405-30408 [2021-11922]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. preliminary determination is due no later than June 23, 2021. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order Postponement of Preliminary Determination This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of 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. Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a countervailing duty investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 2 makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On May 28, 2021, the petitioner submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determination.3 The petitioner stated that it requests postponement ‘‘{t}o permit a thorough investigation and the calculation of the most accurate countervailing rates.’’ 4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioner has stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determination, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination to no later than 130 days after the date on which this investigation was initiated, i.e., August 27, 2021. Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination of this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(5). Dated: June 2, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–11997 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–142] Certain Walk-Behind Snow Throwers and Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Sliney or Alex Cipolla at (202) 482–0324 or (202) 482–4956, respectively, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On April 19, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of certain walk-behind snow throwers and parts thereof (snow throwers) from the People’s Republic of China (China).1 Currently, the 1 See Certain Walk-Behind Snow Throwers and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation, 86 FR 22022 (April 26, 2021) (Initiation Notice). 2 The petitioner is MTD Products, Inc. 3 See Petitioner’s Letter, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Certain Walk-Behind Snow Throwers and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Petitioner’s Request to Postpone the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated May 28, 2021. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30405 This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 2, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2021–11952 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019– 2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Saha Thai Steel Pipe Public Co., Ltd. (Saha Thai), and 26 non-examined companies, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020. We further preliminarily determine that Blue Pipe Steel Center (Blue Pipe) and K Line Logistics (Thailand) Ltd. (K-Line) had no shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Langley or Thomas Schauer, 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) 482–3861 or (202) 482–0410, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (pipes and tubes) from Thailand. On May 6, 2020, in accordance with 19 CFR 251.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated the administrative review of the order 1 on 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 88 FR 26931 (May 6, 2020). E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 30406 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices 29 companies, including Blue Pipe, KLine, and Saha Thai, which were selected for individual examination.2 On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.3 On July 21, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in preliminary and final results of administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.4 On October 3, 2020, Commerce further extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review by 120 days, until June 1, 2021.5 For a complete description of the events between the initiation of this review and these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 Scope of the Order The products covered by the antidumping order are pipes and tubes from Thailand. For a full description of the scope of this order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.7 Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached 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 (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Respondent Selection,’’ dated October 13, 2020. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19 Government,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 21, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 3/1/2019–2/29/2020,’’ dated January 21, 2021. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2018– 2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 7 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at ‘‘Scope of the Order.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 registered users at http:// access.trade.gov. In addition, the signed Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments Commerce selected Blue Pipe as a mandatory respondent because it and Saha Thai accounted for the largest volume of subject merchandise during the POR. Blue Pipe reported that its supplier, Saha Thai, had knowledge of the final destination of the subject merchandise that they produced and sold to Blue Pipe, and which Blue Pipe resold to U.S. customers during the POR, which Saha Thai confirmed in its responses.8 Blue Pipe and Saha Thai provided sales documentation as evidence in support of their claim.9 Because the evidence on the record demonstrates that Saha Thai had knowledge that the final destination of the subject merchandise was to customers in the United States, we preliminarily determine that Blue Pipe had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We intend to instruct CBP at the final results to liquidate any existing entries of merchandise produced by Saha Thai and entered into the United States as having been exported by Blue Pipe at the rate applicable to Saha Thai.10 Based on an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) information, and comments provided by interested parties regarding the CBP data, Commerce preliminarily determines that K-Line had no shipments during the POR. For additional information regarding this determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Preliminary Results of Review Commerce preliminarily determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period 8 See Blue Pipe’s Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Section A Questionnaire Response,’’ dated November 10, 2020 at 22; and Saha Thai’s Letter, ‘‘Saha Thai’s Section A Questionnaire Response Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tubes from Thailand (AR 19–20),’’ dated November 10, 2020 at 19 and 24–25; see also Blue Pipe’s Letter, ‘‘Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: 1st Supplemental Questionnaire Response—Part 2,’’ dated March 1, 2021 at 2–3 and Exhibits 3–4; and Saha Thai’s Letter, ‘‘Saha Thai’s Supplemental Questionnaire Response Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tubes from Thailand (AR 19–20),’’ dated February 24, 2021 at 5–6 and Exhibits 5–10. 9 Id. 10 See, e.g., Certain Steel Nails from Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of No Shipments; 2018–2019, 85 FR 76014, 76015 (November 27, 2020). PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 March 1, 2019, through February 29, 2020: Producer or exporter Saha Thai Steel Pipe Public Company, Ltd .......................... Apex International Logistics ....... Aquatec Maxcon Asia ................. Asian Unity Part Co., Ltd ............ Bis Pipe Fitting Industry Co., Ltd Chuhatsu (Thailand) Co., Ltd ..... CSE Technologies Co., Ltd ........ Expeditors International (Bangkok) ......................................... Expeditors Ltd ............................. FS International (Thailand) Co., Ltd ........................................... Kerry-Apex (Thailand) Co., Ltd .. Oil Steel Tube (Thailand) Co., Ltd ........................................... Otto Ender Steel Structure Co., Ltd ........................................... Pacific Pipe and Pump ............... Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited ..................................... Panalpina World Transport Ltd .. Polypipe Engineering Co., Ltd .... Schlumberger Overseas S.A. ..... Siam Fittings Co., Ltd ................. Siam Steel Pipe Co., Ltd ............ Sino Connections Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd .................. Thai Malleable Iron and Steel .... Thai Oil Group ............................ Thai Oil Pipe Co., Ltd ................. Thai Premium Pipe Co., Ltd ....... Vatana Phaisal Engineering Company ................................. Visavakit Patana Corp., Ltd ........ Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 7.23 Rate for Non-Examined Companies The statute and Commerce’s regulations do not address the establishment of a weighted-average dumping margin to be applied to companies not selected for individual examination when Commerce limits its examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Act. Generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a less-than-fair-value investigation, for guidance when calculating the weighted-average dumping margin for companies which were not selected for individual examination in an administrative review. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-others rate is normally an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) or determined entirely on the basis of facts available. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices Consistent with section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we determined the weightedaverage dumping margin for each of the non-selected companies by using the weighted-average dumping margin calculated for Saha Thai in this administrative review. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Assessment Rates Upon completion of this administrative review, Commerce shall determine and CBP shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. If an examined respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis in the final results of this review, we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for an importer’s examined sales and the total entered value of such sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). For non-examined respondents, Commerce shall direct CBP to assess antidumping duties at an ad valorem rate equal to the companyspecific weighted-average dumping margin determined in the final results of this review. Where either the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c), or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. Commerce clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003.11 This clarification applies to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Saha Thai for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend 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 for all 11 For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 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, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies under review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this review (except, if that rate is de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed in the final results of this review, including those for which Commerce may determine had no shipments during the POR, the cash deposit rate 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 another completed segment of this proceeding, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the producer is a firm covered in this or any previously completed segment of this proceeding, then the cash deposit rate will be the all-others rate of 15.67 percent that was established in the less-than-fair-value investigation.12 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after public announcement of the preliminary results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested parties may submit case briefs not later than the date which Commerce will announce subsequent to this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.13 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.14 Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed using 12 See Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand, 51 FR 8341 (March 11, 1986). 13 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule). 14 See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30407 ACCESS 15 and must be served on interested parties.16 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. 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, filed electronically via Commerce’s electronic records system, ACCESS. Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised by each party in their respective case brief. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.17 An electronically filed document must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS by 5 p.m. Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, unless extended, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4). 15 See generally 19 CFR 351.303. 19 CFR 351.303(f). 17 See Temporary Rule. 16 See E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 30408 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices Dated: June 1, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments V. Comparison to Normal Value VI. Particular Market Situation VII. Product Comparisons VIII. Determination Not to Select TPP as a Voluntary Respondent IX. Discussion of Methodology X. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–11922 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Export Trade Certificate of Review International Trade Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before August 9, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Amanda Reynolds, Senior International Economist, International Trade Administration (ITA) by email to amanda.reynolds@trade.gov or PRAcomments@doc.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0625– 0125 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Amanda Reynolds, Senior International Economist, (202) 482–4691 and email Amanda.reynolds@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Title III of the Export Trading Company Act (hereinafter ‘‘the Act’’) of 1982 (Pub. L. 97–290, 15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue, with the concurrence of the Attorney General, an Export Trade Certificate of Review to any person that establishes that its proposed export trade, export trade activities, and methods of operation meet the four standards found in Section 303(a) of the Act, 15 U.S.C. 4001 et seq. An Export Trade Certificate of Review provides the certificate holder and its members with limited antitrust immunity for specified export-related activities. Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review is voluntary. The information to be collected is found at 15 CFR part 325.3—Export Trade Certificates of Review. The collection of information is necessary for both the Departments of Commerce and Justice to conduct an analysis, in order to determine whether the applicant and its members are eligible to receive the protection of an Export Trade Certificate of Review and whether the applicant’s proposed export-related conduct meets the standards in Section 303(a) of the Act. The collection of information constitutes the essential basis of the statutory determinations to be made by the Secretary of Commerce and the Attorney General. The Department of Commerce conducts its economic and legal analysis of the information supplied by applicants through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis and the Office of the General Counsel. In the Department of Justice, analysis is conducted by the Antitrust Division. Title III was enacted to reduce uncertainty regarding the application of U.S. antitrust laws to export activities. An Export Trade Certificate of Review provides its holder and members named in the Certificate with (a) protection from government actions under state and federal antitrust laws for the export conduct specified in the Certificate, and (b) certain protection from private suits, by limiting liability in private actions to actual damages when the challenged activities are covered by an Export Trade Certificate of Review. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 II. Method of Collection The form is sent by request to U.S. firms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0125. Form Number(s): ITA–4093P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; not-for-profit institutions, and state, local or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 9. Estimated Time per Response: 32 hours (application); 2 hours (annual report). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 440 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982, 15 U.S.C. § 4011–4021. IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–11907 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-502]


Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: 
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and 
Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019-2020

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that 
Saha Thai Steel Pipe Public Co., Ltd. (Saha Thai), and 26 non-examined 
companies, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value 
during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2019, through February 29, 
2020. We further preliminarily determine that Blue Pipe Steel Center 
(Blue Pipe) and K Line Logistics (Thailand) Ltd. (K-Line) had no 
shipments during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on 
these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable June 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Langley or Thomas Schauer, 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) 482-3861 or (202) 
482-0410, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act), Commerce is conducting an administrative review of 
the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and 
tubes (pipes and tubes) from Thailand. On May 6, 2020, in accordance 
with 19 CFR 251.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated the administrative review of 
the order \1\ on

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29 companies, including Blue Pipe, K-Line, and Saha Thai, which were 
selected for individual examination.\2\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 88 FR 26931 (May 6, 2020).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from Thailand: Respondent Selection,'' dated October 13, 2020.
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    On April 24, 2020, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all 
deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days.\3\ On July 21, 2020, 
Commerce tolled all deadlines in preliminary and final results of 
administrative reviews by an additional 60 days.\4\ On October 3, 2020, 
Commerce further extended the deadline for the preliminary results of 
this administrative review by 120 days, until June 1, 2021.\5\ For a 
complete description of the events between the initiation of this 
review and these preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum.\6\
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to 
Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 Government,'' dated April 
24, 2020.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated July 21, 2020.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from Thailand: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 3/1/2019-2/29/2020,'' 
dated January 21, 2021.
    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from Thailand: Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Preliminary 
Determination of No Shipments; 2018-2019,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the antidumping order are pipes and tubes 
from Thailand. For a full description of the scope of this order, see 
the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\7\
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    \7\ See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at ``Scope of the 
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Methodology

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(2) 
of the Act. Export price is calculated in accordance with section 772 
of the Act. Normal value is calculated in accordance with section 773 
of the Act.
    For a full description of the methodology underlying these 
preliminary results, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. A list of 
topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is attached 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 (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at 
http://access.trade.gov. In addition, the signed Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.

Preliminary Determination of No Shipments

    Commerce selected Blue Pipe as a mandatory respondent because it 
and Saha Thai accounted for the largest volume of subject merchandise 
during the POR. Blue Pipe reported that its supplier, Saha Thai, had 
knowledge of the final destination of the subject merchandise that they 
produced and sold to Blue Pipe, and which Blue Pipe resold to U.S. 
customers during the POR, which Saha Thai confirmed in its 
responses.\8\ Blue Pipe and Saha Thai provided sales documentation as 
evidence in support of their claim.\9\ Because the evidence on the 
record demonstrates that Saha Thai had knowledge that the final 
destination of the subject merchandise was to customers in the United 
States, we preliminarily determine that Blue Pipe had no shipments of 
subject merchandise during the POR. We intend to instruct CBP at the 
final results to liquidate any existing entries of merchandise produced 
by Saha Thai and entered into the United States as having been exported 
by Blue Pipe at the rate applicable to Saha Thai.\10\
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    \8\ See Blue Pipe's Letter, ``Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes 
and Tubes from Thailand: Section A Questionnaire Response,'' dated 
November 10, 2020 at 22; and Saha Thai's Letter, ``Saha Thai's 
Section A Questionnaire Response Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe 
and Tubes from Thailand (AR 19-20),'' dated November 10, 2020 at 19 
and 24-25; see also Blue Pipe's Letter, ``Circular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: 1st Supplemental Questionnaire 
Response--Part 2,'' dated March 1, 2021 at 2-3 and Exhibits 3-4; and 
Saha Thai's Letter, ``Saha Thai's Supplemental Questionnaire 
Response Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tubes from Thailand 
(AR 19-20),'' dated February 24, 2021 at 5-6 and Exhibits 5-10.
    \9\ Id.
    \10\ See, e.g., Certain Steel Nails from Taiwan: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final Determination of 
No Shipments; 2018-2019, 85 FR 76014, 76015 (November 27, 2020).
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    Based on an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
information, and comments provided by interested parties regarding the 
CBP data, Commerce preliminarily determines that K-Line had no 
shipments during the POR. For additional information regarding this 
determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Preliminary Results of Review

    Commerce preliminarily determines that the following weighted-
average dumping margins exist for the period March 1, 2019, through 
February 29, 2020:

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                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                    Producer or exporter                        dumping
                                                                margin
                                                               (percent)
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Saha Thai Steel Pipe Public Company, Ltd....................        7.23
Apex International Logistics................................        7.23
Aquatec Maxcon Asia.........................................        7.23
Asian Unity Part Co., Ltd...................................        7.23
Bis Pipe Fitting Industry Co., Ltd..........................        7.23
Chuhatsu (Thailand) Co., Ltd................................        7.23
CSE Technologies Co., Ltd...................................        7.23
Expeditors International (Bangkok)..........................        7.23
Expeditors Ltd..............................................        7.23
FS International (Thailand) Co., Ltd........................        7.23
Kerry-Apex (Thailand) Co., Ltd..............................        7.23
Oil Steel Tube (Thailand) Co., Ltd..........................        7.23
Otto Ender Steel Structure Co., Ltd.........................        7.23
Pacific Pipe and Pump.......................................        7.23
Pacific Pipe Public Company Limited.........................        7.23
Panalpina World Transport Ltd...............................        7.23
Polypipe Engineering Co., Ltd...............................        7.23
Schlumberger Overseas S.A...................................        7.23
Siam Fittings Co., Ltd......................................        7.23
Siam Steel Pipe Co., Ltd....................................        7.23
Sino Connections Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd..............        7.23
Thai Malleable Iron and Steel...............................        7.23
Thai Oil Group..............................................        7.23
Thai Oil Pipe Co., Ltd......................................        7.23
Thai Premium Pipe Co., Ltd..................................        7.23
Vatana Phaisal Engineering Company..........................        7.23
Visavakit Patana Corp., Ltd.................................        7.23
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Rate for Non-Examined Companies

    The statute and Commerce's regulations do not address the 
establishment of a weighted-average dumping margin to be applied to 
companies not selected for individual examination when Commerce limits 
its examination in an administrative review pursuant to section 
777A(c)(2) of the Act. Generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) 
of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others 
rate in a less-than-fair-value investigation, for guidance when 
calculating the weighted-average dumping margin for companies which 
were not selected for individual examination in an administrative 
review. Under section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, the all-others rate is 
normally an amount equal to the weighted average of the estimated 
weighted-average dumping margins established for exporters and 
producers individually investigated, excluding rates that are zero, de 
minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent) or determined entirely on the 
basis of facts available.

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    Consistent with section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act, we determined the 
weighted-average dumping margin for each of the non-selected companies 
by using the weighted-average dumping margin calculated for Saha Thai 
in this administrative review.

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of this administrative review, Commerce shall 
determine and CBP shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries. If an examined respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is 
not zero or de minimis in the final results of this review, we will 
calculate importer-specific ad valorem assessment rates on the basis of 
the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for an importer's 
examined sales and the total entered value of such sales in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). For non-examined respondents, Commerce shall 
direct CBP to assess antidumping duties at an ad valorem rate equal to 
the company-specific weighted-average dumping margin determined in the 
final results of this review. Where either the respondent's weighted-
average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 
CFR 351.106(c), or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de 
minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries 
without regard to antidumping duties.
    Commerce clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on May 
6, 2003.\11\ This clarification applies to entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR produced by Saha Thai for which it did not 
know its merchandise 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.
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    \11\ For a full discussion of this clarification, see 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of 
Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    We intend 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 for all 
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, as provided for by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the companies 
under review will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin 
established in the final results of this review (except, if that rate 
is de minimis, then the cash deposit rate will be zero); (2) for 
previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed in the final 
results of this review, including those for which Commerce may 
determine had no shipments during the POR, the cash deposit rate 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 another completed segment of this 
proceeding, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the 
rate established for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the 
exporter nor the producer is a firm covered in this or any previously 
completed segment of this proceeding, then the cash deposit rate will 
be the all-others rate of 15.67 percent that was established in the 
less-than-fair-value investigation.\12\ These deposit requirements, 
when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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    \12\ See Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Carbon Steel 
Pipes and Tubes from Thailand, 51 FR 8341 (March 11, 1986).
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the 
preliminary results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Interested 
parties may submit case briefs not later than the date which Commerce 
will announce subsequent to this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than seven 
days after the date for filing case briefs.\13\ Parties who submit case 
briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit 
with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary 
of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\14\ Case and rebuttal 
briefs should be filed using ACCESS \15\ and must be served on 
interested parties.\16\ Executive summaries should be limited to five 
pages total, including footnotes.
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    \13\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020) (Temporary Rule).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \15\ See generally 19 CFR 351.303.
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.303(f).
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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, filed electronically via 
Commerce's electronic records system, ACCESS. Requests should contain: 
(1) The party's name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised 
in the hearing will be limited to those raised by each party in their 
respective case brief.
    Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its 
requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until further notice.\17\ An electronically filed document 
must be received successfully in its entirety in ACCESS by 5 p.m. 
Eastern Time within 30 days after the date of publication of this 
notice.
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    \17\ See Temporary Rule.
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    Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in 
any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of 
publication of this notice, unless extended, pursuant to section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Notification to Importers

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.213(h) and 351.221(b)(4).


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    Dated: June 1, 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. Scope of the Order
IV. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments
V. Comparison to Normal Value
VI. Particular Market Situation
VII. Product Comparisons
VIII. Determination Not to Select TPP as a Voluntary Respondent
IX. Discussion of Methodology
X. Recommendation

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