Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019, 34718-34720 [2021-13990]

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[FR Doc. 2021–13881 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–837] Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain exporters/producers of certain cut-to-length plate from the Republic of Korea (Korea) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable June 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, 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) 482–1009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On February 10, 2000, Commerce published in the Federal Register the countervailing duty (CVD) order on CTL Plate from Korea.1 On April 20, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register its initiation of the CVD administrative review of the Order for the period of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.2 On May 6, 2020, Commerce selected Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd. (Hyundai Steel) as the sole mandatory respondent in this 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determinations: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from India and the Republic of Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut-ToLength Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 19730 (April 20, 2020) (Initiation Notice). The Initiation Notice lists the company name Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd. (as requested by the petitioners) and Hyundai Steel Company (as requested by the firm itself). For purposes of this notice, we are treating both firms as the same company and hereinafter refer to them as Hyundai Steel. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 administrative review.3 On June 10, 2020, Commerce declined to select Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM) as a voluntary respondent in this review.4 On April 26, 2021, Commerce initiated on new subsidy allegations on two programs.5 Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days on April 24, 2020,6 and by an additional 60 days on July 22, 2020.7 On January 29, 2021, Commerce extended the deadline for issuance of the preliminary results of this review by 120 days, until June 18, 2021, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).8 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.9 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 (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 product covered by this order is certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Selection of Respondents for Individual Examination,’’ dated May 6, 2020. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty (CVD) Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate (CTL Plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea),’’ dated June 10, 2020. 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Cut-ToLength Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: New Subsidy Allegations,’’ dated April 26, 2021. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID–19,’’ dated April 24, 2020. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,’’ dated July 22, 2020. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Cut-to-Length Carbon Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated January 29, 2021. 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2019: Cut-to-Length Carbon Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices plate. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this CVD administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found 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.10 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES To determine the rate for companies not selected for individual examination, Commerce’s practice is to follow the instructions to calculate the all-others rate under section 705(c)(5) of the Act and weight average the net subsidy rates for the selected mandatory companies, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.11 In this review, we preliminarily calculated a de minimis subsidy rate for the sole mandatory respondent (i.e., Hyundai Steel) during the POR. In CVD proceedings, where the number of respondents being individually examined has been limited, Commerce has determined that a ‘‘reasonable method’’ to use to determine the rate applicable to companies that were not individually examined when all the rates of selected mandatory respondents are zero or de minimis is to assign to the non-selected respondents the average of the most recently determined rates that are not zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available.12 However, if a nonselected respondent has its own calculated rate that is contemporaneous with or more recent than such previous rates, Commerce has found it appropriate to apply that calculated rate to the non-selected respondent, even when that rate is zero or de minimis.13 10 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. 11 See, e.g., Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of the 13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386, 37387 (June 29, 2010). 12 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2018, 85 FR 84296 (December 28, 2020) (CTL Plate from Korea 2018 Final). 13 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 In the most recently completed administrative review of this order, we calculated a net subsidy rate of 0.28 percent ad valorem for DSM. Therefore, consistent with Commerce’s practice, described above, we are assigning the rate of 0.28 percent ad valorem to DSM, based on the company’s rate calculated in the prior review.14 With regard to the two other remaining non-selected companies, for which an individual rate was not calculated, we are assigning the rate of 0.50 percent ad valorem, which is the only above de minimis rate calculated in the most recently completed administrative review.15 Preliminary Results of Review As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the following net countervailable subsidy rates for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019: 34719 Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated above with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. 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 instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Commerce intends to disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days Net after the date of publication of this countervailable notice in the Federal Register.16 Company subsidy Commerce intends to issue a postrate preliminary analysis memorandum (percent) subsequent to the publication of this Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd ......... * 0.45 notice. Commerce will notify the parties Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd * 0.28 to this proceeding of the deadlines for BDP International ................. 0.50 the submission of case and rebuttal Sung Jin Steel Co., Ltd ........ 0.50 briefs after the issuance of the postpreliminary analysis memorandum. * de minimis. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised Assessment Rate in case briefs, may be filed within seven days 17 after the time limit for filing case In accordance with 19 CFR briefs. Parties who submit case or 351.221(b)(4)(i), Commerce has rebuttal briefs are requested to submit preliminarily assigned subsidy rates as indicated above. Consistent with section with each argument: (1) A statement of 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of the final results, Commerce shall authorities.18 Note that Commerce has determine, and U.S. Customs and temporarily modified certain of its Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary entries covered by this review. information, until further notice.19 Commerce intends to issue assessment Interested parties who wish to request instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 a hearing must do so within 30 days of days after the date of publication of the publication of these preliminary results final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and filed at the U.S. Court of International Compliance using ACCESS.20 Requests Trade, the assessment instructions will should contain the party’s name, direct CBP not to liquidate relevant address, and telephone number, the entries until the time for parties to file number of participants, whether any a request for a statutory injunction has participant is a foreign national, and a expired (i.e., within 90 days of list of the issues to be discussed. Issues publication). raised in the hearing will be limited to Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind the Review In Part; 2017, 85 FR 3030 (January 17, 2020) unchanged in Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 85 FR 42353 (July 14, 2020). 14 See CTL Plate from Korea 2018 Final. 15 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020) (Temporary Rule). 18 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 19 See Temporary Rule. 20 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 17 See E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 34720 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 123 / Wednesday, June 30, 2021 / Notices those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.21 If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined.22 Parties should confirm the date and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed electronically using ACCESS and 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 intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results. (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on welded line pipe from the Republic of Korea (Korea) and the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, net countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders. DATES: Applicable June 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amaris Wade, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notification to Interested Parties This administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Background On December 1, 2015, Commerce published the AD orders on welded line pipe from Korea and Turkey,1 and the CVD order on welded line pipe from Turkey.2 On November 2, 2020, the ITC instituted,3 and on November 3, 2020, Commerce initiated,4 the first five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD Orders and the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined that revocation of the AD Orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and revocation of the CVD Order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies. Therefore, Commerce notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping and the net subsidy rates likely to prevail should the AD Orders and the CVD Order be revoked.5 On June 24, 2021, the ITC published its determinations, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act, that Dated: June 17, 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. Non-Selected Rate V. Scope of the Order VI. Subsidies Valuation Information VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–13990 Filed 6–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–876, A–489–822, C–489–823] Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 21 Id. 22 See 19 CFR 351.310. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jun 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 1 See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 80 FR 75056 (December 1, 2015) (AD Orders). 2 See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Order, 80 FR 75054 (December 1, 2015) (CVD Order). 3 See Welded Line Pipe From Korea and Turkey; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 69354 (November 2, 2020). 4 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 (November 3, 2020). 5 See Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 86 FR 12172 (March 2, 2021), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM); see also Welded Line Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 86 FR 13526 (March 9, 2021), and accompanying IDM. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 revocation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.6 Scope of the Orders The scope of these orders is circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines (welded line pipe), not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish, or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute (API) specification 5L, but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications, to proprietary grades, or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line pipe stencil is covered by the scope of these orders. The welded line pipe that is subject to these orders is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. The subject merchandise may also enter in HTSUS 7305.11.1060 and 7305.12.1060. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order would likely lead to a continuation or a recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the AD Orders and the CVD Order 6 See Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey USITC Inv. Nos. 701–TA–525 and 731–TA– 1260–1261 (Review), 86 FR 33356 (June 24, 2021); see also Certain Welded Line Pipe from Korea and Turkey USITC Inv. Nos. 701–TA–525 and 731–TA– 1260–1261 (Review), USITC Pub. 5202 (June 2021). E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 123 (Wednesday, June 30, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-837]


Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the 
Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that certain exporters/producers of certain cut-to-length plate from 
the Republic of Korea (Korea) received countervailable subsidies during 
the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable June 30, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, 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) 482-1009.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 10, 2000, Commerce published in the Federal Register 
the countervailing duty (CVD) order on CTL Plate from Korea.\1\ On 
April 20, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register its 
initiation of the CVD administrative review of the Order for the period 
of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.\2\ On May 6, 2020, Commerce 
selected Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd. (Hyundai Steel) as the sole mandatory 
respondent in this administrative review.\3\ On June 10, 2020, Commerce 
declined to select Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM) as a voluntary 
respondent in this review.\4\ On April 26, 2021, Commerce initiated on 
new subsidy allegations on two programs.\5\
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Determinations: Certain Cut-to-
Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from India and the Republic of 
Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut-To-
Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, 
Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000) 
(Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 19730 (April 20, 2020) (Initiation 
Notice). The Initiation Notice lists the company name Hyundai Steel 
Co., Ltd. (as requested by the petitioners) and Hyundai Steel 
Company (as requested by the firm itself). For purposes of this 
notice, we are treating both firms as the same company and 
hereinafter refer to them as Hyundai Steel.
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Countervailing Duty Administrative Review 
of Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the 
Republic of Korea: Selection of Respondents for Individual 
Examination,'' dated May 6, 2020.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty (CVD) Order on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-
Quality Steel Plate (CTL Plate) from the Republic of Korea 
(Korea),'' dated June 10, 2020.
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Administrative Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality 
Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: New Subsidy Allegations,'' 
dated April 26, 2021.
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    Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days 
on April 24, 2020,\6\ and by an additional 60 days on July 22, 2020.\7\ 
On January 29, 2021, Commerce extended the deadline for issuance of the 
preliminary results of this review by 120 days, until June 18, 2021, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2).\8\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to 
Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19,'' dated April 24, 2020.
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews,'' dated July 22, 2020.
    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Cut-to-Length Carbon Quality Steel Plate 
from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,'' dated 
January 29, 2021.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\9\ 
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 (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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    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2019: Cut-
to-Length Carbon Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea from 
the Republic of Korea,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted 
by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is certain cut-to-length carbon-
quality steel

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plate. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this CVD administrative review in accordance 
with section 751(a)(l)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). For each of the subsidy programs found 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.\10\ For a full description 
of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.
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    \10\ 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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Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review

    To determine the rate for companies not selected for individual 
examination, Commerce's practice is to follow the instructions to 
calculate the all-others rate under section 705(c)(5) of the Act and 
weight average the net subsidy rates for the selected mandatory 
companies, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely 
on facts available.\11\ In this review, we preliminarily calculated a 
de minimis subsidy rate for the sole mandatory respondent (i.e., 
Hyundai Steel) during the POR. In CVD proceedings, where the number of 
respondents being individually examined has been limited, Commerce has 
determined that a ``reasonable method'' to use to determine the rate 
applicable to companies that were not individually examined when all 
the rates of selected mandatory respondents are zero or de minimis is 
to assign to the non-selected respondents the average of the most 
recently determined rates that are not zero, de minimis, or based 
entirely on facts available.\12\ However, if a non-selected respondent 
has its own calculated rate that is contemporaneous with or more recent 
than such previous rates, Commerce has found it appropriate to apply 
that calculated rate to the non-selected respondent, even when that 
rate is zero or de minimis.\13\
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    \11\ See, e.g., Certain Pasta from Italy: Final Results of the 
13th (2008) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75 FR 37386, 
37387 (June 29, 2010).
    \12\ See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from 
the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2018, 85 FR 84296 (December 28, 
2020) (CTL Plate from Korea 2018 Final).
    \13\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of 
Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review and Intent To Rescind the Review In Part; 2017, 85 FR 3030 
(January 17, 2020) unchanged in Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from 
the Republic of Turkey: Final Results and Partial Rescission of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 85 FR 42353 (July 
14, 2020).
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    In the most recently completed administrative review of this order, 
we calculated a net subsidy rate of 0.28 percent ad valorem for DSM. 
Therefore, consistent with Commerce's practice, described above, we are 
assigning the rate of 0.28 percent ad valorem to DSM, based on the 
company's rate calculated in the prior review.\14\
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    \14\ See CTL Plate from Korea 2018 Final.
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    With regard to the two other remaining non-selected companies, for 
which an individual rate was not calculated, we are assigning the rate 
of 0.50 percent ad valorem, which is the only above de minimis rate 
calculated in the most recently completed administrative review.\15\
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    \15\ Id.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    As a result of this review, we preliminarily determine the 
following net countervailable subsidy rates for the period January 1, 
2019, through December 31, 2019:

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                        Company                            subsidy rate
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Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd.................................           * 0.45
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd............................           * 0.28
BDP International......................................             0.50
Sung Jin Steel Co., Ltd................................             0.50
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* de minimis.

Assessment Rate

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), Commerce has 
preliminarily assigned subsidy rates as indicated above. Consistent 
with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final 
results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate 
entries covered by this review. 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 Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amount indicated above with regard to shipments of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of 
this review. 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 instructions, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose to parties to this proceeding the 
calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five 
days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register.\16\ Commerce intends to issue a post-preliminary analysis 
memorandum subsequent to the publication of this notice. Commerce will 
notify the parties to this proceeding of the deadlines for the 
submission of case and rebuttal briefs after the issuance of the post-
preliminary analysis memorandum. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues 
raised in case briefs, may be filed within seven days \17\ after the 
time limit for filing case briefs. Parties who submit case or rebuttal 
briefs are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of 
the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\18\ Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of 
its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until further notice.\19\
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    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \17\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020) (Temporary Rule).
    \18\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2).
    \19\ See Temporary Rule.
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 
30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance using ACCESS.\20\ Requests should contain the party's name, 
address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any 
participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be 
discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to

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those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.\21\ If a 
request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at 
a time and date to be determined.\22\ Parties should confirm the date 
and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Parties are 
reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be filed 
electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their entirety 
by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
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    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \21\ Id.
    \22\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
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    Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Act, Commerce intends to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the 
issues raised by parties in their comments, within 120 days after the 
date of publication of these preliminary results.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This administrative review and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.213 and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: June 17, 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. Non-Selected Rate
V. Scope of the Order
VI. Subsidies Valuation Information
VII. Analysis of Programs
VIII. Recommendation

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