Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 54425-54426 [2021-21444]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 188 / Friday, October 1, 2021 / Notices investigation was suspended.’’ In this case, Commerce and representatives of the Mexican tomato producers/exporters accounting for substantially all imports of fresh tomatoes from Mexico signed the 2019 Agreement, which suspended the underlying antidumping duty investigation, on September 19, 2019. Pursuant to the 2019 Agreement, the Mexican signatories agreed that the subject merchandise would be subject to minimum reference prices and that at least 85 percent of the dumping from the original investigation would be eliminated.11 The Mexican signatories also agreed to other conditions, including quarterly audits,12 near-theborder inspections by the U.S. Department of Agriculture on all Round and Roma tomatoes and certain other types of tomatoes beginning on April 4, 2020,13 and limits to adjustments to the sales price due to certain changes in condition and quality after shipment.14 After reviewing the information received to date from the respondent companies in their questionnaire and supplemental questionnaire responses, we preliminarily determine that the respondents have adhered to the terms of the 2019 Agreement, except for certain instances of inadvertent and/or inconsequential noncompliance, and that the 2019 Agreement is functioning as intended. Further, we preliminarily determine that the 2019 Agreement continues to meet the statutory requirements under sections 734(c) and (d) of the Act. For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Commerce is addressing proprietary issues concerning each of the respondents in separate memoranda which we incorporate into the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.15 Verification As provided in section 782(i)(3)(a) of the Act, Commerce intends to verify the information relied upon in making its final results. Normally, Commerce verifies information using standard procedures, including an on-site examination of original accounting, financial, and sales documentation. While we consider the possibility of 11 See 2019 Agreement, 84 FR at 49990, at Price Undertaking. 12 See 2019 Agreement, 84 FR at 49991, at Compliance Monitoring. 13 Id. at Inspection of Subject Merchandise. See also Memorandum, ‘‘Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Inspections,’’ dated March 17, 2020. 14 See 2019 Agreement, 84 FR 49996 at Appendix D. 15 See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 6 and footnote 47. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 30, 2021 Jkt 256001 conducting an on-site verification for some of the information submitted by the respondents, we may also need to verify the information relied upon in making the final results through alternative means in lieu of an on-site verification. Commerce intends to notify parties of its verification procedures. Public Comment Interested parties will be notified of the timeline for the submission of case briefs and written comments at a later date. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than seven days after the deadline date for case briefs. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.16 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this investigation 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.17 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. 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, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Commerce intends to issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of its analysis of the issues raised in any written briefs, not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, unless extended. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. 16 See Temporary Rule, 85 FR 17006; see also Temporary Rule Modifying ADICVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 17 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54425 Dated: September 24, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 2021–21338 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–879] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Simonidis, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0608. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 25, 2016, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on CORE from Korea.1 On June 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the CVD order on CORE from Korea, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Commerce received timely notices of intent to participate in this review from Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (Cleveland-Cliffs) on June 14, 2021, and from United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel), California Steel Industries (CSI) and Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), and Nucor Corporation (Nucor) (collectively, domestic interested parties) on June 16, 2021, within the deadline specified in 1 See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, Italy Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 48387 (July 25, 2016) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 29239 (June 1, 2021). E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 54426 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 188 / Friday, October 1, 2021 / Notices 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic producers of CORE. On July 1, 2021, Commerce received a complete substantive response for the review from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 On July 22, 2021, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.5 As a result, pursuant to 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the CVD order on CORE from Korea. that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the rates listed below: Scope of the Order The products covered by the Order are CORE. For a full description of the scope, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.6 This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Analysis of Comments Received A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, is provided in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an appendix to this notice. 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 https:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines 3 See Cleveland-Cliffs’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated June 14, 2021; see also U.S. Steel’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate, dated June 16, 2021; CSI and SDI’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in the Five Year-Review Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated June 16, 2021; and Nucor’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated June 16, 2021. 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation of Sunset Review,’’ dated July 1, 2021. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on June 1, 2021,’’ dated July 22, 2021. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:04 Sep 30, 2021 Jkt 256001 Subsidy rate (percent) Producer/exporter Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd./ Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd ..................................... Union Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd/Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd ............................. All Others .............................. 1.19 * 0.72 1.19 * (de minimis) Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order (APO) Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218. Dated: September 27, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Issues Addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rates That Are Likely To Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidies VII. Final Results of Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–21444 Filed 9–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–843] Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part; and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 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 order on certain lined paper products from India, covering the period of review (POR), September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020. We preliminarily find that Navneet Education Ltd. (Navneet) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Brummitt, 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) 482–7851. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 28, 2006, Commerce published the Order in the Federal Register.1 On October 30, 2020, pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the Order.2 On May 24, 2021, we extended the deadline for the preliminary results to September 30, 2021.3 Commerce initiated this administrative review covering the following seventeen companies: Cellpage Ventures Private Limited 1 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China; Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper Products from India, Indonesia and the People’s Republic of China; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Lined Paper Products from India and Indonesia, 71 FR 56949 (September 28, 2006) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 68840 (October 30, 2020) (Initiation Notice). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019–2020,’’ dated May 24, 2021. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 188 (Friday, October 1, 2021)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-879]


Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From the Republic of 
Korea: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of 
the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain corrosion-resistant 
steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) would be 
likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset 
Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable October 1, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Simonidis, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0608.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 25, 2016, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
CVD order on CORE from Korea.\1\ On June 1, 2021, Commerce published 
the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the CVD order on 
CORE from Korea, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act).\2\ Commerce received timely notices of intent to 
participate in this review from Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (Cleveland-
Cliffs) on June 14, 2021, and from United States Steel Corporation 
(U.S. Steel), California Steel Industries (CSI) and Steel Dynamics Inc. 
(SDI), and Nucor Corporation (Nucor) (collectively, domestic interested 
parties) on June 16, 2021, within the deadline specified in

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19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ The domestic interested parties claimed 
interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic 
producers of CORE. On July 1, 2021, Commerce received a complete 
substantive response for the review from the domestic interested 
parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\
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    \1\ See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India, 
Italy Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China: 
Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 48387 (July 25, 2016) (Order).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 29239 
(June 1, 2021).
    \3\ See Cleveland-Cliffs's Letter, ``Notice of Intent to 
Participate,'' dated June 14, 2021; see also U.S. Steel's Letter, 
``Notice of Intent to Participate, dated June 16, 2021; CSI and 
SDI's Letter, ``Notice of Intent to Participate in the Five Year-
Review Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-
Resistant Steel Products from the Republic of Korea,'' dated June 
16, 2021; and Nucor's Letter, ``Notice of Intent to Participate in 
Sunset Review,'' dated June 16, 2021.
    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``Substantive 
Response to Notice of Initiation of Sunset Review,'' dated July 1, 
2021.
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    On July 22, 2021, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade 
Commission that it did not receive an adequate substantive response 
from respondent interested parties.\5\ As a result, pursuant to 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce 
conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the CVD order on CORE 
from Korea.
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    \5\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Reviews Initiated on June 1, 
2021,'' dated July 22, 2021.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the Order are CORE. For a full description 
of the scope, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel 
Products from the Republic of Korea,'' dated concurrently with, and 
hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).
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Analysis of Comments Received

    A complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review, 
is provided in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of the topics 
discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached as an 
appendix to this notice.
    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 https://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html.

Final Results of Sunset Review

    Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce 
determines that revocation of the Order would be likely to lead to the 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the rates 
listed below:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                    Producer/exporter                        (percent)
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Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd./Dongbu Incheon Steel Co., Ltd....            1.19
Union Steel Manufacturing Co. Ltd/Dongkuk Steel Mill              * 0.72
 Co., Ltd...............................................
All Others..............................................            1.19
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* (de minimis)

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
an APO of their responsibility concerning the destruction of 
proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.305. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of 
APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO 
is a sanctionable violation.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.218.

    Dated: September 27, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Issues Addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Scope of the Order
IV. History of the Order
V. Legal Framework
VI. Discussion of the Issues
    1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable 
Subsidy
    2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rates That Are Likely To Prevail
    3. Nature of the Subsidies
VII. Final Results of Review
VIII. Recommendation

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