Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020, 50025-50027 [2021-19320]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices 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). Dated: August 27, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Cash Deposit Requirements Appendix The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) Wah Yuen’s cash deposit rate will continue to be its existing exporterspecific rate; 11 (2) for previously investigated or reviewed Chinese and non-Chinese exporters for which a review was not requested and that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (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 the China-wide entity; and (4) for all nonChinese exporters of subject merchandise that have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the Chinese exporter that supplied that non-Chinese exporter. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Review IV. Scope of the Order V. Selection of Respondents VI. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments VII. Discussion of the Methodology VIII. Recommendation Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of AD 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 AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double AD duties. Notification to Interested Parties sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES We are issuing and publishing the preliminary results of this administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(l) and 777(i)(l) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). 11 See 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–836] Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on lightwalled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico, covering the period August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020. We preliminarily find that Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S. de R.L. de C.V. (Regiopytsa) and Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable September 7, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff or Kyle Clahane, 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 and (202) 482–5449, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2014– 2015, 81 FR 92784 (December 20, 2016), and accompanying memorandum, ‘‘Analysis for the Amended Final Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review of Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China.’’ VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2021–19261 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] On August 5, 2008, Commerce published the Order in the Federal Register.1 On October 6, 2020, 1 See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders; PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM 50025 Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation listing the firms for which timely requests were submitted for an administrative review of 18 companies.2 On December 3, 2020, we selected Perfiles and Regiopytsa for individual examination as the mandatory respondents in this administrative review.3 On January 19, 2021, we rescinded the review for 12 companies included in the Initiation Notice.4 On April 13, 2021, we extended the deadline for the preliminary results to August 31, 2021.5 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of the review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.6 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/. A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in the Appendix to this notice. Scope of the Order The products covered by the scope of the order are certain light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico. For a complete description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 751(a)(2) of Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 73 FR 45403 (August 5, 2008) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 63081 (October 6, 2020) (Initiation Notice). The Initiation Notice listed 18 companies and 19 company names since it included both the current and former versions of Regiopytsa’s company name. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘2019–2020 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Respondent Selection Memorandum,’’ dated December 3, 2020 at 1. 4 See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 2019–2020, 86 FR 5135 (January 19, 2021). 5 See Memorandum, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Extension of Deadline for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020,’’ dated April 13, 2021. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico; 2019–2020,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 07SEN1 50026 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price was calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value was calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Rate for Non-Selected Companies For the rate for companies not selected for individual examination in an administrative review, generally, Commerce looks to section 735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the all-others rate in a lessthan-fair-value (LTFV) investigation. 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}.’’ In this administrative review, we calculated a weightedaverage dumping margin each for Perfiles and Regiopytsa that is not zero, de minimis, or based on total facts available. The weighted-average dumping margin calculated for the nonselected companies is an average of the weighted-average dumping margins of the two mandatory respondents weighted by the publicly ranged U.S. sales values of the mandatory respondents.7 Preliminary Results of Review We preliminarily determine that, for the period August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020, the following weightedaverage dumping margins exist: Weightedaverage dumping margin (percent) Exporter or producer Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V ........................................................................................................................................................................... Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S. de R.L. de C.V 8 ........................................................................................................................... Maquilacero S.A. de C.V ........................................................................................................................................................................... Nacional de Acero S.A. de C.V ................................................................................................................................................................. Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V ..................................................................................................................................... Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V ..................................................................................................................................................................... We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these preliminary results to parties within five days after the date of publication of this notice.9 Commerce will announce the briefing schedule to interested parties at a later date. Interested parties may submit case briefs on the deadline that Commerce will announce. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than seven days after the date for filing case briefs.10 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities.11 Executive summaries should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice.12 Requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date and time of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. All submissions, including case and rebuttal briefs or requests for a hearing, should be filed using ACCESS 13 and must be served on interested parties.14 An electronically-filed document must be received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the established deadline.15 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.16 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Calculation of the Rate for Non-Selected Respondents,’’ dated concurrently with this notice; see also Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010). 8 See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019, 85 FR 83886 (December 23, 2020), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 6, unchanged in Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018–2019, 86 FR 33646 (June 25, 2021), where Commerce determined that Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S. de R.L. de C.V. is the successorin-interest to Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S.A. de C.V. The successor is merely a revision of the type of incorporation under Mexican law that did not impact the company’s ownership, management, or operations. For the current review, the petitioner’s review request included both the current and former versions of Regiopytsa’s company name. sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES Disclosure and Public Comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM 0.78 1.05 0.98 0.98 0.98 0.98 Final Results of Review Unless extended, we intend to issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis of all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment Rates Upon completion of the administrative review, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act, Commerce shall determine, 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. For individually examined respondents whose calculated weightedaverage dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent), we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on 9 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 13 See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). 14 See 19 CFR 351.303(f). 15 See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1). 16 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 10 See 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 7, 2021 / Notices the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer’s examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is not zero or de minimis. If a respondent’s weightedaverage dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by this review where applicable. Regarding entries of subject merchandise during the period of review that were produced by Perfiles and Regiopytsa and for which they 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 of 3.76 percent, as established in the LTFV investigation, if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.17 For a full discussion of this matter, see Assessment Policy Notice.18 For those companies which were not individually examined, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties at an ad valorem rate equal to each company’s weighted-average dumping margin as determined in the final results of this review. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 41 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 356.8(a). The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by this review where applicable. sradovich on DSKJLST7X2PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements The following 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 17 See Order, 73 FR at 45405. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). 18 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:30 Sep 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be equal to the weighted-average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative 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 rates will be zero; (2) for companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the producer or exporter participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original LTFV investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be the all-others rate of 3.76 percent.19 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: August 31, 2021. James Maeder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination V. Discussion of the Methodology VI. Currency Conversion 19 See PO 00000 Order, 73 FR at 45405. Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U:\07SEN1.SGM 50027 VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–19320 Filed 9–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–017] Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Rescission in Part, and Intent To Rescind in Part; 2019 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People’s Republic of China (China) during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. In addition, we are rescinding the review with respect to 19 companies, and announcing our preliminary intent to rescind this review with respect to eight other companies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable September 7, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Romani or Richard Roberts, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–5075 or 202–482–2631, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 6, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of an administrative review of the CVD Order on passenger tires from China.1 On April 14, 2021, Commerce extended the deadline for the preliminary results of this review by 120 days to August 31, 2021.2 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 63081 (October 6, 2020). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Passenger Vehicles and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2019,’’ dated April 14, 2021. 07SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-836]


Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Preliminary 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on light-
walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico, covering the period 
August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020. We preliminarily find that 
Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S. de R.L. de C.V. (Regiopytsa) and 
Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles) made sales of subject merchandise 
at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR). We 
invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable September 7, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff or Kyle Clahane, 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 and (202) 482-5449, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 5, 2008, Commerce published the Order in the Federal 
Register.\1\ On October 6, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal 
Register a notice of initiation listing the firms for which timely 
requests were submitted for an administrative review of 18 
companies.\2\ On December 3, 2020, we selected Perfiles and Regiopytsa 
for individual examination as the mandatory respondents in this 
administrative review.\3\ On January 19, 2021, we rescinded the review 
for 12 companies included in the Initiation Notice.\4\ On April 13, 
2021, we extended the deadline for the preliminary results to August 
31, 2021.\5\
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    \1\ See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, the 
People's Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping 
Duty Orders; Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the 
Republic of Korea: Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value, 73 FR 45403 (August 5, 2008) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 63081 (October 6, 2020) (Initiation 
Notice). The Initiation Notice listed 18 companies and 19 company 
names since it included both the current and former versions of 
Regiopytsa's company name.
    \3\ See Memorandum, ``2019-2020 Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review of Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: 
Respondent Selection Memorandum,'' dated December 3, 2020 at 1.
    \4\ See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: 
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 2019-
2020, 86 FR 5135 (January 19, 2021).
    \5\ See Memorandum, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube 
from Mexico: Extension of Deadline for the Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019-2020,'' dated April 13, 
2021.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of the review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\6\ 
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/. A list of 
topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included in 
the Appendix to this notice.
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico; 2019-
2020,'' dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice 
(Preliminary Decision Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the scope of the order are certain light-
walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico. For a complete 
description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this review in accordance with sections 
751(a)(2) of

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the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Export price was 
calculated in accordance with section 772 of the Act. Normal value was 
calculated in accordance with section 773 of the Act. For a full 
description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Rate for Non-Selected Companies

    For the rate for companies not selected for individual examination 
in an administrative review, generally, Commerce looks to section 
735(c)(5) of the Act, which provides instructions for calculating the 
all-others rate in a less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation. 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} .'' In this 
administrative review, we calculated a weighted-average dumping margin 
each for Perfiles and Regiopytsa that is not zero, de minimis, or based 
on total facts available. The weighted-average dumping margin 
calculated for the non-selected companies is an average of the 
weighted-average dumping margins of the two mandatory respondents 
weighted by the publicly ranged U.S. sales values of the mandatory 
respondents.\7\
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    \7\ See Memorandum, ``Calculation of the Rate for Non-Selected 
Respondents,'' dated concurrently with this notice; see also Ball 
Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and 
the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Reviews, Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and 
Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 
2010).
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Preliminary Results of Review

    We preliminarily determine that, for the period August 1, 2019, 
through July 31, 2020, the following weighted-average dumping margins 
exist:

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Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V....................................        0.78
Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S. de R.L. de C.V \8\......        1.05
Maquilacero S.A. de C.V.....................................        0.98
Nacional de Acero S.A. de C.V...............................        0.98
Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V................        0.98
Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V..................................        0.98
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Disclosure and Public Comment

    We intend to disclose the calculations performed for these 
preliminary results to parties within five days after the date of 
publication of this notice.\9\
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    \8\ See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: 
Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 85 FR 83886 (December 23, 2020), 
and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 6, unchanged in 
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2018-2019, 86 FR 33646 (June 
25, 2021), where Commerce determined that Regiomontana de Perfiles y 
Tubos S. de R.L. de C.V. is the successor-in-interest to 
Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S.A. de C.V. The successor is 
merely a revision of the type of incorporation under Mexican law 
that did not impact the company's ownership, management, or 
operations. For the current review, the petitioner's review request 
included both the current and former versions of Regiopytsa's 
company name.
    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
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    Commerce will announce the briefing schedule to interested parties 
at a later date. Interested parties may submit case briefs on the 
deadline that Commerce will announce. Rebuttal briefs, limited to 
issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than seven 
days after the date for filing case briefs.\10\ Parties who submit case 
or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are encouraged to submit with 
each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the 
argument; and (3) a table of authorities.\11\ Executive summaries 
should be limited to five pages total, including footnotes.
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    \10\ See 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1).
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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 within 30 days of the date of publication of this 
notice.\12\ Requests should contain: (1) The party's name, address and 
telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of 
issues parties intend to discuss. Issues raised in the hearing will be 
limited to those raised in the respective case and rebuttal briefs. If 
a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing 
at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by 
telephone the date and time of the hearing two days before the 
scheduled date.
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    \12\ See 19 CFR 351.310(c).
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    All submissions, including case and rebuttal briefs or requests for 
a hearing, should be filed using ACCESS \13\ and must be served on 
interested parties.\14\ An electronically-filed document must be 
received successfully in its entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time on the established deadline.\15\ Note that Commerce has 
temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents 
containing business proprietary information, until further notice.\16\
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.303(f).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1).
    \16\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
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Final Results of Review

    Unless extended, we intend to issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of our analysis 
of all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, within 120 days 
of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act.

Assessment Rates

    Upon completion of the administrative review, pursuant to section 
751(a)(2)(A) of the Act, Commerce shall determine, 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.
    For individually examined respondents whose calculated weighted-
average dumping margin is not zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 
percent), we will calculate importer-specific ad valorem duty 
assessment rates based on

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the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the importer's 
examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1). We will instruct CBP to assess 
antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review 
when the importer-specific assessment rate calculated in the final 
results of this review is not zero or de minimis. If a 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 assessment 
rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties. The final 
results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of 
antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by this review 
where applicable.
    Regarding entries of subject merchandise during the period of 
review that were produced by Perfiles and Regiopytsa and for which they 
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 
of 3.76 percent, as established in the LTFV investigation, if there is 
no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the 
transaction.\17\ For a full discussion of this matter, see Assessment 
Policy Notice.\18\
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    \17\ See Order, 73 FR at 45405.
    \18\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) 
(Assessment Policy Notice).
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    For those companies which were not individually examined, we will 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties at an ad valorem rate equal 
to each company's weighted-average dumping margin as determined in the 
final results of this review.
    Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier 
than 41 days after the date of publication of the final results of this 
review in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 356.8(a). The 
final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of 
antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by this review 
where applicable.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following 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 equal to the weighted-average dumping 
margin established in the final results of this administrative 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 rates will be zero; (2) for companies not participating in this 
review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific 
rate published for the most recently completed segment of this 
proceeding in which the producer or exporter participated; (3) if the 
exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the 
original LTFV investigation but the producer is, the cash deposit rate 
will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of 
this proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash 
deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 
the all-others rate of 3.76 percent.\19\
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    \19\ See Order, 73 FR at 45405.
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    These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

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

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4).

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

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination
V. Discussion of the Methodology
VI. Currency Conversion
VII. Recommendation

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