Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Countervailing Duty Orders, 54677-54678 [2021-21563]

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SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty orders on certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) from the People’s Republic of China (China) and the Republic of Korea (Korea) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels as indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Reviews’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 4, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Weinhold or Harrison Tanchuck, 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) 482–3362 and (202) 482–7421 respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset reviews of the Orders,1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., California Steel Industries and Steel Dynamics Inc., Nucor Corporation, and United States Steel Corporation (collectively, domestic interested parties) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).3 Each claimed 1 See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 45960 (July 14, 2016); and Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, India, and the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order (the Republic of Korea) and Countervailing Duty Orders (Brazil and India), 81 FR 64436 (September 20, 2016) (collectively, the Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 86 FR 29239 (June 1, 2021). 3 See Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.’s Letter, ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review Of Countervailing Duty Order on ColdRolled Steel Flat Products from China: Notice Continued BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00005 54677 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 54678 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 189 / Monday, October 4, 2021 / Notices interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as domestic producers engaged in the production in the United States of cold-rolled steel. Commerce received a substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).4 We did not receive a substantive response from any other interested party in these proceedings, and no party requested a hearing. 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 section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of these Orders. Final Results of Sunset Reviews Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the Orders would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the following rates: Manufacturer/producer/ exporter Subsidy rate (percent) Cold-Rolled Steel From China [FR Doc. 2021–21563 Filed 10–1–21; 8:45 am] Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd ............................. Benxi Iron and Steel (Group) Special Steel Co., Ltd ....... Qian’an Golden Point Trading Co., Ltd ....................... All Others .............................. 256.44 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 256.44 256.44 4.04 51.80 13.19 Scope of the Orders The products covered by these Orders are certain cold-rolled (cold-reduced), flat-rolled steel products. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.6 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these sunset reviews are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, including the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the Orders were revoked.7 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 Services 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. of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated June 14, 2021; see also California Steel Industries and Steel Dynamics Inc.’s Letter, ‘‘Certain ColdRolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Notice of Intent to Participate in the First Five-Year Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on ColdRolled Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated June 16, 2021; ClevelandCliffs Inc.’s Letter, ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Countervailing Duty Order on Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated June 14, 2021; U.S. Steel’s Letter, ‘‘Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:52 Oct 01, 2021 Jkt 256001 BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 256.44 Cold-Rolled Steel From Korea Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd ......... POSCO ................................. All Others .............................. II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. History of the Orders V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rates Likely To Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidies VII. Final Results of Review VIII. Recommendation Administrative Protective Order This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written notification of the 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 violation which is subject to sanction. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 28, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Background Every five years, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct reviews to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 of the Act would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy (as the case may be) and of material injury. Upcoming Sunset Reviews for November 2021 List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, the following Sunset Reviews are scheduled for initiation in November 2021 and will appear in that month’s Notice of Initiation of Five-Year Sunset Reviews (Sunset Review). South Korea: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated June 16, 2021; California Steel Industries and Steel Dynamics Inc.’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in the First Five-Year Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated June 16, 2021; and Nucor Corporation’s Letter ‘‘Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated June 16, 2021. 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letters, ‘‘ColdRolled Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China: Substantive Response of the Domestic Interested Parties to Commerce’s Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (‘Sunset’) Reviews,’’ dated July 1, 2021; and ‘‘Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: 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 June 1, 2021. 6 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Orders of Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 7 Id. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 189 (Monday, October 4, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54677-54678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21563]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-030; C-580-882]


Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From the People's 
Republic of China and the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the 
Expedited First Sunset Reviews of the Countervailing Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, the Department 
of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty 
orders on certain cold-rolled steel flat products (cold-rolled steel) 
from the People's Republic of China (China) and the Republic of Korea 
(Korea) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
countervailable subsidies at the levels as indicated in the ``Final 
Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.

DATES: Applicable October 4, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Weinhold or Harrison Tanchuck, 
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) 482-3362 and (202) 
482-7421 respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the 
first sunset reviews of the Orders,\1\ pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Commerce received a 
notice of intent to participate from Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., California 
Steel Industries and Steel Dynamics Inc., Nucor Corporation, and United 
States Steel Corporation (collectively, domestic interested parties) 
within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ Each 
claimed

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interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as domestic 
producers engaged in the production in the United States of cold-rolled 
steel.
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    \1\ See Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the 
People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 45960 
(July 14, 2016); and Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from 
Brazil, India, and the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order (the 
Republic of Korea) and Countervailing Duty Orders (Brazil and 
India), 81 FR 64436 (September 20, 2016) (collectively, the Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 86 FR 29239 
(June 1, 2021).
    \3\ See Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.'s Letter, ``Five-Year (`Sunset') 
Review Of Countervailing Duty Order on ColdRolled Steel Flat 
Products from China: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset 
Review,'' dated June 14, 2021; see also California Steel Industries 
and Steel Dynamics Inc.'s Letter, ``Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat 
Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to Participate 
in Sunset Notice of Intent to Participate in the First Five-Year 
Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Cold-Rolled Steel Flat 
Products from the People's Republic of China,'' dated June 16, 2021; 
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.'s Letter, ``Five-Year (`Sunset') Review of 
Countervailing Duty Order on Cold Rolled Steel Flat Products from 
the Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset 
Review,'' dated June 14, 2021; U.S. Steel's Letter, ``Five-Year 
(`Sunset') Review of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders on 
Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from South Korea: Notice of Intent 
to Participate,'' dated June 16, 2021; California Steel Industries 
and Steel Dynamics Inc.'s Letter, ``Notice of Intent to Participate 
in the First Five-Year Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on 
Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea,'' dated 
June 16, 2021; and Nucor Corporation's Letter ``Certain Cold-Rolled 
Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to 
Participate in Sunset Review,'' dated June 16, 2021.
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    Commerce received a substantive response from the domestic 
interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i).\4\ We did not receive a substantive response from any 
other interested party in these proceedings, and no party requested a 
hearing.
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    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letters, ``Cold-Rolled 
Steel Flat Products from the People's Republic of China: Substantive 
Response of the Domestic Interested Parties to Commerce's Notice of 
Initiation of Five-Year (`Sunset') Reviews,'' dated July 1, 2021; 
and ``Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: 
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 section 
751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), Commerce 
conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews of these Orders.
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    \5\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Sunset Reviews Initiated on June 1, 
2021,'' dated June 1, 2021.
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Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these Orders are certain cold-rolled (cold-
reduced), flat-rolled steel products. For a complete description of the 
scope of this order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\6\
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    \6\ See Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Orders of 
Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from the People's Republic 
of China and 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

    All issues raised in these sunset reviews are addressed in the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum, including the likelihood of 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies and the net 
countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the Orders were 
revoked.\7\ 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 Services 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.
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    \7\ Id.
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Final Results of Sunset Reviews

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

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                                                           Subsidy rate
             Manufacturer/producer/ exporter                 (percent)
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                      Cold-Rolled Steel From China
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Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd.........................          256.44
Benxi Iron and Steel (Group) Special Steel Co., Ltd.....          256.44
Qian'an Golden Point Trading Co., Ltd...................          256.44
All Others..............................................          256.44
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                      Cold-Rolled Steel From Korea
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Hyundai Steel Co., Ltd..................................            4.04
POSCO...................................................           51.80
All Others..............................................           13.19
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Administrative Protective Order

    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a). Timely written notification 
of the 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 violation which is subject to 
sanction.

Notification to Interested Parties

    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(c), 752(b), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 28, 2021.
Christian Marsh,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

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

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