Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019, 50032-50034 [2021-19189]

Download as PDF 50032 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices Dated: August 31, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. 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 upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise from China entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For the companies listed above that have a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that rate established in the final results of this review (except, if the rate is zero or de minimis, then a cash deposit rate of zero will be established for that company); (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters not listed above that have separate rates, the cash deposit rate will continue to be equal to the exporter-specific weighted-average dumping margin published of the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding; (3) for all Chinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate for China-wide entity, 76.46 percent; and (4) for all exporters of subject merchandise which are not located in China and which are not eligible for a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to Chinese exporter(s) that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping and/or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties and/or an increase in the amount of antidumping duties by the amount of the countervailing duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results 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). VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. Affiliation and Single Entity Treatment VI. Discussion of the Methodology VII. Currency Conversion VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–19259 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–872] Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: 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 Norma (India) Ltd. (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd. (RNG) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 7, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song or Natasia Harrison, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–7885 or (202) 482–1240, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 24, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register the countervailing duty (CVD) order on finished carbon steel flanges (steel flanges) from India.1 On August 4, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.2 On August 31, 1 See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Countervailing Duty Order, 82 FR 40138 (August 24, 2017) (Order). 2 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM 2020, Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Mfg. Co., L.P. (the petitioners), requested a review of 38 producers and/ or exporters of subject merchandise.3 Further, between August 27, 2020, and August 31, 2020, Norma,4 RNG, Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited, Munish Forge Private Limited, Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd., Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd., and Aditya Forge Limited, foreign producers or exporters of subject merchandise, each requested a review of the Order with respect to themselves.5 On October 6, 2020, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the Order.6 Based on our examination of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, on November 20, 2020, we selected Norma and RNG, the two largest producers and/or exporters, as mandatory respondents.7 On April 19, 2021, Commerce extended the time period for issuing these preliminary results by 120 days, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to August 31, 2021.8 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, to Request Administrative Review, 85 FR 47167 (August 4, 2020). 3 See Petitioners’ Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Request for Administrative Review,’’ dated August 31, 2020. 4 We note that Norma requested a review of itself and its affiliates USK Export Private Limited; Uma Shanker Khandelwal and Co.; and Bansidhar Chiranjilal. 5 See Norma’s Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Request for entry of appearance in the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review for Norma (India) Limited, USK Export Private Limited, Umashanker Khandelwal and Co. and Bansidhar Chiranjilal.,’’ dated August 27, 2020; see also RNG’s Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Request for Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ August 28, 2020; Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited’s Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Requests for Administrative Review,’’ dated August 28, 2020; Munish Forge Private Limited’s Letter, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Request for Counter Vailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated August 27, 2020; Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd.’s Letter, ‘‘Carbon Steel Flanges from India, Antidumping & Countervailing Duty,’’ dated August 31, 2020; Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd.’s Letter, ‘‘Request for review of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India,’’ dated August 31, 2020; and Aditya Forge Limited’s Letter, ‘‘Request for review of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Finished Carbon steel Flanges from India,’’ dated August 31, 2020. 6 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 63081, 63092–63093 (October 6, 2020). 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Respondent Selection,’’ dated November 20, 2020. 8 See Memorandum, ‘‘Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019,’’ dated April 19, 2021. 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.9 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included at Appendix I 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, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. RNG using publicly ranged sales data submitted by the respondents.12 instructions, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Preliminary Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated individual subsidy rates for Norma and RNG. For the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, we preliminarily determine that the following net countervailable subsidy rates exist: Disclosure and Public Comment We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the date of publication of these preliminary results.14 Interested parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal briefs) within seven days 15 after the time limit for filing case briefs.16 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.17 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.18 Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system within 30 days of the publication of this notice.19 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined.20 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.21 Parties should confirm by telephone 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 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 Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) Company Scope of the Order Norma (India) Ltd.13 ................... R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd ................. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination (see Appendix II) ................................. The merchandise covered by the Order is steel flanges. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 751(a)(l)(A) of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.10 Commerce notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in part, on facts available and, because it finds that a respondent did not act to the best of its ability to respond to Commerce’s requests for information, Commerce drew an adverse inference where appropriate in selecting from among the facts otherwise available.11 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Companies Not Selected for Individual Review For the companies not selected for individual review, because the rates calculated for Norma and RNG were above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a weighted-average of the subsidy rates calculated for Norma and 5.25 5.51 5.41 Assessment Rate Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, CVDs on all appropriate entries covered by this review. 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 Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated CVDs 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 nonreviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated CVDs at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit 14 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). 16 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1); see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 17 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 18 See Temporary Rule. 19 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 20 See 19 CFR 351.310. 21 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES 15 See 9 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India; 2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 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 sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 50033 12 See Memorandum, ‘‘Preliminary Results Calculation of Subsidy Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review,’’ dated August 31, 2021. 13 In the investigation, Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned with Norma (India) Ltd.: USK Export Private Limited; Uma Shanker Khandelwal and Co.; and Bansidhar Chiranjilal. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 6; this finding is unchanged in these preliminary results. This rate applies to all cross-owned companies. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 50034 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results. This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: August 31, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Period of Review V. Subsidies Valuation Information VI. Benchmark Interest Rates and Discount Rates VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse Inferences VIII. Analysis of Programs IX. Rate for Non-Examined Companies X. Recommendation Appendix II sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination 1. Adinath International 2. Aditya Forge Limited 3. Allena Group 4. Alloyed Steel 5. Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd. 6. Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited 7. C.D. Industries 8. CHW Forge 9. CHW Forge Pvt. Ltd. 10. Citizen Metal Depot 11. Corum Flange 12. DN Forge Industries 13. Echjay Forgings Limited 14. Falcon Valves and Flanges Private Limited 15. Heubach International 16. Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd. 17. Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd. 18. Kinnari Steel Corporation 19. Mascot Metal Manufacturers 20. M F Rings and Bearing Races Ltd. 21. Munish Forge Private Limited 22. OM Exports 23. Punjab Steel Works 24. Raaj Sagar Steels 25. Ravi Ratan Metal Industries 26. R. D. Forge 27. Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd. 28. Rollwell Forge Engineering Components and Flanges 29. Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd. 30. SHM (ShinHeung Machinery) 31. Siddhagiri Metal & Tubes 32. Sizer India 33. Steel Shape India 34. Sudhir Forgings Pvt. Ltd. 35. Tirupati Forge Pvt. Ltd. 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–19189 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notification to Interested Parties VerDate Sep<11>2014 36. Umashanker Khandelwal Forging Limited International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders and findings with July anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable September 7, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various AD and CVD orders and findings with July anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. Notice of No Sales If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (POR), it must notify Commerce within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at https://access.trade.gov, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.1 Such submissions are subject to verification, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served 1 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM on every party on Commerce’s service list. Respondent Selection In the event Commerce limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, Commerce intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the POR. We intend to place the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 35 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection should be submitted within seven days after the placement of the CBP data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal comments should submit those comments within five days after the deadline for the initial comments. In the event Commerce decides it is necessary to limit individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act, the following guidelines regarding collapsing of companies for purposes of respondent selection will apply. In general, Commerce has found that determinations concerning whether particular companies should be ‘‘collapsed’’ (e.g., treated as a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this AD proceeding (e.g., investigation, administrative review, new shipper review, or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to this review, if Commerce determined, or continued to treat, that company as collapsed with others, Commerce will assume that such companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which they were collapsed. Further, 07SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-872]


Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: 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 Norma (India) Ltd. (Norma) and R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd. (RNG) 
received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), 
January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are 
invited to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable September 7, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Moses Song or Natasia Harrison, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7885 or (202) 482-1240, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 24, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
countervailing duty (CVD) order on finished carbon steel flanges (steel 
flanges) from India.\1\ On August 4, 2020, Commerce published a notice 
of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.\2\ On 
August 31, 2020, Weldbend Corporation and Boltex Mfg. Co., L.P. (the 
petitioners), requested a review of 38 producers and/or exporters of 
subject merchandise.\3\ Further, between August 27, 2020, and August 
31, 2020, Norma,\4\ RNG, Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited, Munish 
Forge Private Limited, Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd., Jai Auto Pvt. 
Ltd., and Aditya Forge Limited, foreign producers or exporters of 
subject merchandise, each requested a review of the Order with respect 
to themselves.\5\ On October 6, 2020, Commerce published a notice of 
initiation of an administrative review of the Order.\6\ Based on our 
examination of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data, on 
November 20, 2020, we selected Norma and RNG, the two largest producers 
and/or exporters, as mandatory respondents.\7\
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    \1\ See Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Countervailing 
Duty Order, 82 FR 40138 (August 24, 2017) (Order).
    \2\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative 
Review, 85 FR 47167 (August 4, 2020).
    \3\ See Petitioners' Letter, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges 
from India: Request for Administrative Review,'' dated August 31, 
2020.
    \4\ We note that Norma requested a review of itself and its 
affiliates USK Export Private Limited; Uma Shanker Khandelwal and 
Co.; and Bansidhar Chiranjilal.
    \5\ See Norma's Letter, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from 
India: Request for entry of appearance in the Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review for Norma (India) Limited, USK Export Private 
Limited, Umashanker Khandelwal and Co. and Bansidhar Chiranjilal.,'' 
dated August 27, 2020; see also RNG's Letter, ``Finished Carbon 
Steel Flanges from India: Request for Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review,'' August 28, 2020; Bebitz Flanges Works 
Private Limited's Letter, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from 
India: Requests for Administrative Review,'' dated August 28, 2020; 
Munish Forge Private Limited's Letter, ``Finished Carbon Steel 
Flanges from India: Request for Counter Vailing Duty Administrative 
Review,'' dated August 27, 2020; Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd.'s 
Letter, ``Carbon Steel Flanges from India, Antidumping & 
Countervailing Duty,'' dated August 31, 2020; Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd.'s 
Letter, ``Request for review of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India,'' dated August 
31, 2020; and Aditya Forge Limited's Letter, ``Request for review of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Finished Carbon steel 
Flanges from India,'' dated August 31, 2020.
    \6\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 63081, 63092-63093 (October 6, 2020).
    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Countervailing Duty Administrative Review 
of Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: Respondent Selection,'' 
dated November 20, 2020.
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    On April 19, 2021, Commerce extended the time period for issuing 
these preliminary results by 120 days, in accordance with section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to August 
31, 2021.\8\ For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review,

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see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\9\ A list of topics discussed 
in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included at Appendix I 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, a complete version of the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.
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    \8\ See Memorandum, ``Finished Carbon Steel Flanges from India: 
Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2019,'' dated April 19, 2021.
    \9\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Finished 
Carbon Steel Flanges from India; 2019,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order is steel flanges. For a 
complete description of the scope of the Order, see the Preliminary 
Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(l)(A) of the Act. For each of the subsidy programs found 
countervailable, we preliminarily determine that there is a subsidy, 
i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a 
benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.\10\
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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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    Commerce notes that, in making these findings, it relied, in part, 
on facts available and, because it finds that a respondent did not act 
to the best of its ability to respond to Commerce's requests for 
information, Commerce drew an adverse inference where appropriate in 
selecting from among the facts otherwise available.\11\ For further 
information, see ``Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse 
Inferences'' in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \11\ See sections 776(a) and (b) of the Act.
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Companies Not Selected for Individual Review

    For the companies not selected for individual review, because the 
rates calculated for Norma and RNG were above de minimis and not based 
entirely on facts available, we applied a subsidy rate based on a 
weighted-average of the subsidy rates calculated for Norma and RNG 
using publicly ranged sales data submitted by the respondents.\12\
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    \12\ See Memorandum, ``Preliminary Results Calculation of 
Subsidy Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review,'' dated August 
31, 2021.
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Preliminary Results of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(i), we calculated 
individual subsidy rates for Norma and RNG. For the period January 1, 
2019, through December 31, 2019, we preliminarily determine that the 
following net countervailable subsidy rates exist:
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    \13\ In the investigation, Commerce found the following 
companies to be cross-owned with Norma (India) Ltd.: USK Export 
Private Limited; Uma Shanker Khandelwal and Co.; and Bansidhar 
Chiranjilal. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 6; this finding 
is unchanged in these preliminary results. This rate applies to all 
cross-owned companies.

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Norma (India) Ltd.\13\......................................        5.25
R.N. Gupta & Co. Ltd........................................        5.51
Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination (see              5.41
 Appendix II)...............................................
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Assessment Rate

    Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of 
the final results, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, CVDs 
on all appropriate entries covered by this review. 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 Rate

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated CVDs 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 CVDs 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

    We will disclose to parties to this proceeding the calculations 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of the 
date of publication of these preliminary results.\14\ Interested 
parties may submit written comments (case briefs) within 30 days of 
publication of the preliminary results and rebuttal comments (rebuttal 
briefs) within seven days \15\ after the time limit for filing case 
briefs.\16\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be 
limited to issues raised in the case briefs. Parties who submit 
arguments are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of 
the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of 
authorities.\17\ Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of 
its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary 
information, until further notice.\18\
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    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \15\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020) (Temporary Rule).
    \16\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1); see also 19 
CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \17\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2).
    \18\ See Temporary Rule.
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    Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a 
written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and 
Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance's ACCESS system within 30 
days of the publication of this notice.\19\ Requests should contain: 
(1) The party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants, whether any participant is a foreign national; and (3) a 
list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, 
Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be 
determined.\20\ Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to 
those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs.\21\ Parties 
should confirm by telephone the date and time of the hearing two days 
before the scheduled date.
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    \19\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
    \20\ See 19 CFR 351.310.
    \21\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    Parties are reminded that all briefs and hearing requests must be 
filed electronically using ACCESS and received successfully in their 
entirety by 5 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

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results of this administrative review, including the results of our 
analysis of the issues raised by the parties in their comments, within 
120 days after publication of these preliminary results.

Notification to Interested Parties

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

    Dated: August 31, 2021.
James Maeder,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.

Appendix I

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Period of Review
V. Subsidies Valuation Information
VI. Benchmark Interest Rates and Discount Rates
VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse 
Inferences
VIII. Analysis of Programs
IX. Rate for Non-Examined Companies
X. Recommendation

Appendix II

Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination

1. Adinath International
2. Aditya Forge Limited
3. Allena Group
4. Alloyed Steel
5. Balkrishna Steel Forge Pvt. Ltd.
6. Bebitz Flanges Works Private Limited
7. C.D. Industries
8. CHW Forge
9. CHW Forge Pvt. Ltd.
10. Citizen Metal Depot
11. Corum Flange
12. DN Forge Industries
13. Echjay Forgings Limited
14. Falcon Valves and Flanges Private Limited
15. Heubach International
16. Hindon Forge Pvt. Ltd.
17. Jai Auto Pvt. Ltd.
18. Kinnari Steel Corporation
19. Mascot Metal Manufacturers
20. M F Rings and Bearing Races Ltd.
21. Munish Forge Private Limited
22. OM Exports
23. Punjab Steel Works
24. Raaj Sagar Steels
25. Ravi Ratan Metal Industries
26. R. D. Forge
27. Rolex Fittings India Pvt. Ltd.
28. Rollwell Forge Engineering Components and Flanges
29. Rollwell Forge Pvt. Ltd.
30. SHM (ShinHeung Machinery)
31. Siddhagiri Metal & Tubes
32. Sizer India
33. Steel Shape India
34. Sudhir Forgings Pvt. Ltd.
35. Tirupati Forge Pvt. Ltd.
36. Umashanker Khandelwal Forging Limited

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