Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 35060-35062 [2021-14109]

Download as PDF 35060 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 124 / Thursday, July 1, 2021 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla at (202) 482–3477 and Andre Gziryan at (202) 482–2201; AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 18, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated the less-than-fair-value investigation of certain mobile access equipment and subassemblies thereof from the People’s Republic of China.1 Currently, the preliminary determination is due no later than August 5, 2021. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Postponement of Preliminary Determination Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in an LTFV investigation within 140 days of the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 190 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) The petitioner 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 June 24, 2021, the Coalition of American Manufacturers of Mobile Access Equipment 2 (the petitioners) submitted a timely request that Commerce postpone the preliminary determination in this LTFV investigation.3 The petitioners stated that they request postponement due to concerns that Commerce will need more 1 See Certain Mobile Access Equipment and Subassemblies Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation, 86 FR 15922 (March 25, 2021). 2 The members of the Coalition of American Manufacturers of Mobile Access Equipment are: JLG Industries, Inc. and Terex Corporation. 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Certain Mobile Access Equipment and Subassemblies Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination,’’ dated June 24, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 time to issue supplemental questionnaires to address deficiencies in the respondents’ initial questionnaire responses. Under the current timeline, the petitioners believe that Commerce will not have complete responses and sufficient information to prepare and issue the preliminary determination.4 For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, Commerce, in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(e), is postponing the deadline for this preliminary determination by 50 days (i.e., 190 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated). As a result, Commerce will issue its preliminary determination no later than September 24, 2021. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determination in this investigation will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless postponed at a later date. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: June 25, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–14046 Filed 6–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–880] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review did not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or Jacob Garten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade AGENCY: 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4682 or (202) 482–3342, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers three producers and exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected DongA Steel Co., Ltd., (DOSCO) and HiSteel Co., Ltd., (HiSteel) for individual examination. The producer and/or exporter not selected for individual examination, Kukje Steel Co., Ltd., (Kukje Steel) is listed in the ‘‘Final Results of the Review’’ section of this notice. On January 26, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.1 In March 2021, the petitioner,2 DOSCO, and HiSteel submitted case and rebuttal briefs.3 For a description of the events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.4 On May 14, 2021, we extended the deadline for the final results until June 25, 2021.5 Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019, 86 FR 7071 (January 26, 2021) (Preliminary Results). 2 The petitioner is Nucor Tubular Products Inc. 3 See Petitioner’s Case Brief, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Case Brief,’’ dated March 19, 2021; DOSCO and HiSteel’s Joint Case Brief, ‘‘Case Brief of Dong-A-Steel Co., Ltd and HiSteel Co. Ltd.,’’ dated March 19, 2021; DOSCO’s Case Brief, ‘‘Case Brief of DOSCO,’’ dated March 19, 2021; DOSCO’s Rebuttal Case Brief, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Korea—Rebuttal Brief of DOSCO,’’ dated March 29, 2021; HiSteel’s Rebuttal Case Brief, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order Heavy Walled Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Korea—Rebuttal Brief of HiSteel Co. Ltd.,’’ dated March 29, 2021; Petitioner’s Rebuttal Case Brief, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Rebuttal Brief,’’ dated March 29, 2021. We also received a letter in lieu of a rebuttal brief from Kukje Steel. See Kukje Steel’s Letter, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea—Letter in Support of Mandatory Respondents’ Briefs,’’ dated March 29, 2021. 4 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the 2018– 2019 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, these results (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of the 2018–2019 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated May 14, 2021. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 124 / Thursday, July 1, 2021 / Notices Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain heavy walled rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Products subject to the order are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item number 7306.61.1000. Subject merchandise may also be classified under 7306.61.3000. Although the HTSUS numbers and ASTM specification are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.6 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are listed in the Appendix to this notice and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. The Issues and 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, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. Verification Commerce was unable to conduct onsite verification of the information relied upon for the final results of this review. However, we took additional steps in lieu of an on-site verification to verify this information, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).7 Changes Since the Preliminary Results khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Based on a review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain changes to the preliminary weighted-average margin calculations for DOSCO and HiSteel. For a discussion of these changes, see the Margin Calculations section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum.8 6 For a full description of the scope of the order, see Issues and Decision Memorandum. 7 See Commerce’s Letters, In Lieu of Verification Questionnaires for HiSteel and DOSCO, dated February 16, 2021 and March 4, 2021, respectively; see also HiSteel’s Letter, ‘‘Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Korea—Response to the Department’s February 16 In-Lieu of Verification Questionnaire,’’ dated February 25, 2021; and DOSCO’s Letter, ‘‘Heavy Walled Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Korea—Response to the Department’s March 4 Questionnaire In-Lieu of Verification,’’ dated March 11, 2021. 8 See Issues and Decision Memorandum. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 Rate for Non-Selected Respondents The Act and Commerce’s regulations do not address the rate 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 market economy investigation, for guidance when calculating the rate 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 weightedaverage of the estimated weightedaverage dumping margins established for exporters and producers individually investigated, excluding any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins determined entirely {on the basis of facts available}.’’ Section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act also provides that, where all rates are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available, we may use ‘‘any reasonable method’’ for assigning the rate to all other respondents. The SAA states that the ‘‘expected method’’ under ‘‘any reasonable method’’ is that we will weight-average the rates that are zero, de minimis, and based entirely on facts available.9 In this review, we have calculated weighted-average dumping margins for DOSCO and HiSteel that are zero percent, and we have assigned this zero percent to the non-selected company in this review (i.e., Kukje Steel), pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act. Producers/exporters Kukje Steel Co., Ltd ................... 35061 Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) 0.00 We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where the respondent did not report entered value, we calculated the entered value in order to calculate the assessment rate. Where the respondent’s weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. In accordance with Commerce’s practice, for entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the reviewed companies did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-others rate if there is no company-specific rate for the intermediate company(ies) Final Results of the Review involved in the transaction.11 We continue to assign the following The final results of this review shall weighted-average dumping margins to be the basis for the assessment of the firms listed below for the period antidumping duties on entries of September 1, 2018, through August 31, merchandise covered by the final results 2019: of this review and for future deposits of 12 Weighted- estimated duties, where applicable. Commerce intends to issue assessment average Producers/exporters dumping instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 margin days after the date of publication of the (percent) final results of this review in the Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd 10 ............ 0.00 Federal Register. If a timely summons is HiSteel Co., Ltd .......................... 0.00 filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will 9 See Uruguay Round Agreements Act Statement direct CBP not to liquidate relevant of Administrative Action attached to H.R. Rep. No. entries until the time for parties to file 103–316 vol. I at 873 (1994), reprinted in 1994 a request for a statutory injunction has U.S.C.C.A.N 3773, 4163 (SAA). 10 As discussed in the Preliminary Results, expired (i.e., within 90 days of Commerce preliminarily determined to collapse publication). Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd., with its affiliated producer SeAH Steel Corporation and treat these companies as a single entity, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.401(f). We received no comments on this issue and continue to determine that Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd. and SeAH Steel Corporation are a single entity. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 12 See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 35062 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 124 / Thursday, July 1, 2021 / Notices Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 3.24 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.13 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: June 25, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Margin Calculations V. Discussion of Issues General Issues Comment 1: Existence of a Particular Market Situation (PMS) Comment 2: PMS Adjustment Comment 3: Differential Pricing DOSCO-Specific Issues Comment 4: DOSCO’s Scrap Offset Comment 5: SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH Steel)’s Scrap Offset Comment 6: Common Expenses—DOSCO’s General and Administrative (G&A) Expense Ratio Comment 7: Affiliated Services—DOSCO’s and SeAH Steel’s G&A Expense Ratios Comment 8: Inventory Valuation Losses— DOSCO’s G&A Expense Ratio Comment 9: Unassigned Material Costs Variance—SeAH Steel’s G&A Expense Ratio Comment 10: Packing Costs—DOSCO’s G&A Expense Ratio Comment 11: Collapsed G&A Expense Ratio Comment 12: Short Term Interest Income— Financial Expense Ratio Comment 13: Investment Related Gains and Losses—Financial Expense Ratio Comment 14: Packing Costs—Financial Expense Ratio HiSteel-Specific Issues Comment 15: HiSteel Transactions— Disregarded Rule Comment 16: Allocation of Common Expenses for HiSteel Comment 17: HiSteel’s Miscellaneous Income Items VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–14109 Filed 6–30–21; 8:45 am] 13 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 62865, 62866 (September 13, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–808, A–823–808] Continuation of Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigations on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the Russian Federation and Ukraine Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the respective determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that the termination of the suspension agreements and the underlying antidumping duty investigations on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate (CTL plate) from the Russian Federation (Russia) and Ukraine (collectively, Suspension Agreements), would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing this notice of continuation of the Suspension Agreements on CTL plate from Russia and Ukraine. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or Rebecca Lee, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–0162 or (202) 482–6188, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce initiated, and the ITC instituted, sunset reviews of the suspended antidumping duty investigations of certain CTL plate from Russia and Ukraine, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).1 Pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Act, Commerce determined that termination of the Suspension Agreements on CTL plate from Russia and Ukraine would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail, should the Suspension Agreements be terminated.2 1 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 85 FR 69585 (November 3, 2020); and Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from China, Russia, and Ukraine; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 85 FR 69362 (November 2, 2020). 2 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the Russian Federation and Ukraine; Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Reviews of E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 124 (Thursday, July 1, 2021)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-880]


Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2018-2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that 
producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review did 
not make sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during 
the period of review (POR), September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019.

DATES: Applicable July 1, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or Jacob Garten, AD/
CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4682 or (202) 
482-3342, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This review covers three producers and exporters of the subject 
merchandise. Commerce selected Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd., (DOSCO) and 
HiSteel Co., Ltd., (HiSteel) for individual examination. The producer 
and/or exporter not selected for individual examination, Kukje Steel 
Co., Ltd., (Kukje Steel) is listed in the ``Final Results of the 
Review'' section of this notice.
    On January 26, 2021, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ 
In March 2021, the petitioner,\2\ DOSCO, and HiSteel submitted case and 
rebuttal briefs.\3\ For a description of the events that occurred since 
the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\4\ On 
May 14, 2021, we extended the deadline for the final results until June 
25, 2021.\5\
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    \1\ See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 86 FR 7071 (January 26, 2021) 
(Preliminary Results).
    \2\ The petitioner is Nucor Tubular Products Inc.
    \3\ See Petitioner's Case Brief, ``Heavy Walled Rectangular 
Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Case 
Brief,'' dated March 19, 2021; DOSCO and HiSteel's Joint Case Brief, 
``Case Brief of Dong-A-Steel Co., Ltd and HiSteel Co. Ltd.,'' dated 
March 19, 2021; DOSCO's Case Brief, ``Case Brief of DOSCO,'' dated 
March 19, 2021; DOSCO's Rebuttal Case Brief, ``Heavy Walled 
Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Korea--Rebuttal Brief of 
DOSCO,'' dated March 29, 2021; HiSteel's Rebuttal Case Brief, 
``Administrative Review of the Antidumping Order Heavy Walled 
Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Korea--Rebuttal Brief of 
HiSteel Co. Ltd.,'' dated March 29, 2021; Petitioner's Rebuttal Case 
Brief, ``Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Rebuttal Brief,'' dated March 29, 
2021. We also received a letter in lieu of a rebuttal brief from 
Kukje Steel. See Kukje Steel's Letter, ``Heavy Walled Rectangular 
Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea--
Letter in Support of Mandatory Respondents' Briefs,'' dated March 
29, 2021.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the 2018-2019 Administrative Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, these results (Issues and 
Decision Memorandum).
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon 
Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea: Extension of 
Deadline for Final Results of the 2018-2019 Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review,'' dated May 14, 2021.
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    Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with 
section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain heavy walled 
rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes from the Republic of Korea 
(Korea). Products subject to the order are currently classified under 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item number 
7306.61.1000. Subject merchandise may also be classified under 
7306.61.3000. Although the HTSUS numbers and ASTM specification are 
provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product 
description remains dispositive.\6\
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    \6\ For a full description of the scope of the order, see Issues 
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are listed in the 
Appendix to this notice and addressed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum. The Issues and 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, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can 
be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html.

Verification

    Commerce was unable to conduct on-site verification of the 
information relied upon for the final results of this review. However, 
we took additional steps in lieu of an on-site verification to verify 
this information, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act).\7\
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    \7\ See Commerce's Letters, In Lieu of Verification 
Questionnaires for HiSteel and DOSCO, dated February 16, 2021 and 
March 4, 2021, respectively; see also HiSteel's Letter, 
``Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Heavy 
Walled Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Korea--Response 
to the Department's February 16 In-Lieu of Verification 
Questionnaire,'' dated February 25, 2021; and DOSCO's Letter, 
``Heavy Walled Rectangular Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Korea--
Response to the Department's March 4 Questionnaire In-Lieu of 
Verification,'' dated March 11, 2021.
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Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on a review of the record and comments received from 
interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain 
changes to the preliminary weighted-average margin calculations for 
DOSCO and HiSteel. For a discussion of these changes, see the Margin 
Calculations section of the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\8\
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    \8\ See Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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Rate for Non-Selected Respondents

    The Act and Commerce's regulations do not address the rate 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 market economy investigation, for guidance when 
calculating the rate 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 any zero or de minimis margins, and any margins 
determined entirely {on the basis of facts available{time} .'' Section 
735(c)(5)(B) of the Act also provides that, where all rates are zero, 
de minimis, or based entirely on facts available, we may use ``any 
reasonable method'' for assigning the rate to all other respondents. 
The SAA states that the ``expected method'' under ``any reasonable 
method'' is that we will weight-average the rates that are zero, de 
minimis, and based entirely on facts available.\9\
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    \9\ See Uruguay Round Agreements Act Statement of Administrative 
Action attached to H.R. Rep. No. 103-316 vol. I at 873 (1994), 
reprinted in 1994 U.S.C.C.A.N 3773, 4163 (SAA).
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    In this review, we have calculated weighted-average dumping margins 
for DOSCO and HiSteel that are zero percent, and we have assigned this 
zero percent to the non-selected company in this review (i.e., Kukje 
Steel), pursuant to section 735(c)(5)(B) of the Act.

Final Results of the Review

    We continue to assign the following weighted-average dumping 
margins to the firms listed below for the period September 1, 2018, 
through August 31, 2019:
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    \10\ As discussed in the Preliminary Results, Commerce 
preliminarily determined to collapse Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd., with 
its affiliated producer SeAH Steel Corporation and treat these 
companies as a single entity, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.401(f). 
We received no comments on this issue and continue to determine that 
Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd. and SeAH Steel Corporation are a single 
entity.

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Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd \10\..................................        0.00
HiSteel Co., Ltd............................................        0.00
Kukje Steel Co., Ltd........................................        0.00
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    We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days 
of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this 
proceeding, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of 
this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where the respondent did 
not report entered value, we calculated the entered value in order to 
calculate the assessment rate. Where the respondent's weighted-average 
dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 
351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we 
will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard 
to antidumping duties. In accordance with Commerce's practice, for 
entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the reviewed 
companies did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United 
States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-
others rate if there is no company-specific rate for the intermediate 
company(ies) involved in the transaction.\11\
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    \11\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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    The final results of this review shall be the basis for the 
assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by 
the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated 
duties, where applicable.\12\ Commerce intends to issue assessment 
instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of 
publication of the final results of this review in the Federal 
Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of 
International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to 
liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request 
for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of 
publication).
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    \12\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.

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Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all 
shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the 
final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 
751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific 
company listed above will be that established in the final results of 
this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, 
therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in 
which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously 
investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash 
deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the 
most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter 
is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fair-
value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash 
deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent segment 
for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate 
for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 3.24 
percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.\13\ 
These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.
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    \13\ See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of 
Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 62865, 62866 (September 13, 
2016).
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Notification to Importers

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

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern 
business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 
Timely written notification of return/destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: June 25, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Margin Calculations
V. Discussion of Issues
    General Issues
    Comment 1: Existence of a Particular Market Situation (PMS)
    Comment 2: PMS Adjustment
    Comment 3: Differential Pricing
    DOSCO-Specific Issues
    Comment 4: DOSCO's Scrap Offset
    Comment 5: SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH Steel)'s Scrap Offset
    Comment 6: Common Expenses--DOSCO's General and Administrative 
(G&A) Expense Ratio
    Comment 7: Affiliated Services--DOSCO's and SeAH Steel's G&A 
Expense Ratios
    Comment 8: Inventory Valuation Losses--DOSCO's G&A Expense Ratio
    Comment 9: Unassigned Material Costs Variance--SeAH Steel's G&A 
Expense Ratio
    Comment 10: Packing Costs--DOSCO's G&A Expense Ratio
    Comment 11: Collapsed G&A Expense Ratio
    Comment 12: Short Term Interest Income--Financial Expense Ratio
    Comment 13: Investment Related Gains and Losses--Financial 
Expense Ratio
    Comment 14: Packing Costs--Financial Expense Ratio
    HiSteel-Specific Issues
    Comment 15: HiSteel Transactions--Disregarded Rule
    Comment 16: Allocation of Common Expenses for HiSteel
    Comment 17: HiSteel's Miscellaneous Income Items
VI. Recommendation

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