Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order, 54927-54928 [2021-21660]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Notices Company Subsidy rate (percent) Ozdemir Boru Profil San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Sti ........................ * 0.26 * (de minimis). lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Assessment Rate Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the assessment rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate all appropriate entries without regard to countervailing duties. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP no earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). With respect to the companies for which this administrative review is rescinded (i.e., Agir Haddecilik A.S., Cag Celik Demir ve Celik Endustri A.S., Cinar Boru Profil San Ve Tic. A.S., Mescier Dis Ticaret Ltd. Sti., MTS Lojistik ve Tasimacilik Hizmetleri TIC A.C. Istanbul, Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi A, SEBA Dis Ticaret AS., and Tosyali Toyo Celik A.S.), countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit rate required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, during the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Cash Deposit Rate Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amount indicated for Ozdemir with regard to shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review, except, where the rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 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.9 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 after the time limit for filing case briefs.10 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.11 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance using Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS system.12 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 will inform parties of the scheduled date of the hearing which will be held at a time and date to be determined.13 Issues addressed during the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs.14 Parties should confirm 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. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until further notice.15 Unless the deadline is extended pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the 9 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) and 351.309(d)(1). 11 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and 351.309(d)(2). 12 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 13 See 19 CFR 351.310. 14 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 15 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements); Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020); and Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 10 See PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54927 Act, Commerce intends to issue the final 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 the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) and 19 CFR 351.213(h), unless this deadline is extended. 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 351.221(b)(4). Dated: September 29, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Subsidies Valuation Information V. Benchmarks and Interest Rates VI. Analysis of Programs VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–21654 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–864] Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from India would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of Sunset Review’’ section of this notice. SUMMARY: DATES: Applicable October 5, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan James, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5305. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 54928 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 5, 2021 / Notices Background On July 25, 2016, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on CORE from India.1 On July 1, 2021, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the CVD order on CORE from India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 In June 2021, Commerce received timely notices of intent to participate from California Steel Industries (CSI), Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Nucor Corporation (Nucor), Steel Dynamics Inc. (SDI), and United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) (collectively, domestic interested parties).3 The companies claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as domestic producers of CORE. On July 1, 2021, Commerce received a timely and adequate substantive response from the domestic interested parties.4 We received no substantive responses from any other interested parties, including the Government of India, nor was a hearing requested. 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 India. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the order were revoked, and the nature of the subsidy programs. 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 http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. Final Results of Sunset Review Pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(b) of the Act, Commerce determines that revocation of the CVD order on CORE from India would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the rates listed below: Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is CORE. For a full description of the lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 29239 (June 1, 2021). 3 See Cleveland-Cliffs’ Letter, ‘‘Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Countervailing Duty Order On Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India: 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 Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India: Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated June 16, 2021; CSI/SDI’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in the First FiveYear Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India,’’ dated June 16, 2021; and Nucor’s Letter, ‘‘Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India: Notice of Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,’’ dated June 16, 2021. 4 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘First Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review of Countervailing Duty Order on Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India: Domestic Industry’s Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated July 1, 2021. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on June 1, 2021,’’ dated July 22, 2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Oct 04, 2021 Jkt 256001 Notification to Interested Parties scope, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.6 Net subsidy rate (percent) Producer/exporter JSW Steel Limited and JSW Steel Coated Products Limited ............. Uttam Galva Steels Limited and Uttam Value Steels Limited ......... All Others ........................................ 6.69 530.74 6.12 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 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. 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 India,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 29, 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 Order IV. History of 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 the Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–21660 Filed 10–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–870] Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2019–2020 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) were sold in the United States at prices below normal value. The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2019, through August 31, 2020. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 5, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davina Friedmann, Mark Flessner, or Frank Schmitt, 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) 482–0698, (202) 482–6312, or (202) 482–4880, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 5, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54927-54928]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-533-864]


Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From India: 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 India would be likely to lead to the 
continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this 
notice.

DATES: Applicable October 5, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan James, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5305.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    On July 25, 2016, Commerce published in the Federal Register the 
CVD order on CORE from India.\1\ On July 1, 2021, Commerce published 
the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the CVD order on 
CORE from India, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act).\2\ In June 2021, Commerce received timely notices 
of intent to participate from California Steel Industries (CSI), 
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., Nucor Corporation (Nucor), Steel Dynamics Inc. 
(SDI), and United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) (collectively, 
domestic interested parties).\3\ The companies claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as domestic producers of 
CORE.
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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).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 29239 
(June 1, 2021).
    \3\ See Cleveland-Cliffs' Letter, ``Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Review of Countervailing Duty Order On Corrosion-Resistant Steel 
Products From India: 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 
Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India: Notice of Intent to 
Participate,'' dated June 16, 2021; CSI/SDI's Letter, ``Notice of 
Intent to Participate in the First Five-Year Review of the 
Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel 
Products from India,'' dated June 16, 2021; and Nucor's Letter, 
``Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from India: Notice of 
Intent to Participate in Sunset Review,'' dated June 16, 2021.
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    On July 1, 2021, Commerce received a timely and adequate 
substantive response from the domestic interested parties.\4\ We 
received no substantive responses from any other interested parties, 
including the Government of India, nor was a hearing requested. 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 India.
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    \4\ See Domestic Interested Parties' Letter, ``First Five-Year 
(``Sunset'') Review of Countervailing Duty Order on Corrosion-
Resistant Steel Products from India: Domestic Industry's Substantive 
Response to Notice of Initiation,'' dated July 1, 2021.
    \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 product covered by the order is 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 India,'' 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 this sunset review are addressed in the 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by 
this notice. The issues discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum 
are the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable 
subsidy, the net countervailable subsidy rate likely to prevail if the 
order were revoked, and the nature of the subsidy programs. 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 http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/.

Final Results of Sunset Review

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

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                                                            Net subsidy
                    Producer/exporter                     rate (percent)
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JSW Steel Limited and JSW Steel Coated Products Limited.            6.69
Uttam Galva Steels Limited and Uttam Value Steels                 530.74
 Limited................................................
All Others..............................................            6.12
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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 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 29, 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 Order
IV. History of 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 the Review
VIII. Recommendation

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