Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind in Part; 2019, 69009-69011 [2021-26402]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 231 / Monday, December 6, 2021 / Notices subject to the Regulations that has been or will be exported from the United States, including financing or other support activities related to a transaction whereby the Denied Person acquires or attempts to acquire such ownership, possession or control; C. Take any action to acquire from or to facilitate the acquisition or attempted acquisition from the Denied Person of any item subject to the Regulations that has been exported from the United States; D. Obtain from the Denied Person in the United States any item subject to the Regulations with knowledge or reason to know that the item will be, or is intended to be, exported from the United States; or E. 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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain producers/exporters of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable January 20, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Konrad Ptaszynski or Brontee Jeffries, 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) 482–6187 or (202) 482–4656, respectively. AGENCY: 69009 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 https://access.trade.gov/public/ FRNoticesListLayout.aspx. Scope of the Order 4 The merchandise covered by the order is steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar). For a complete description of the scope, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each subsidy program found countervailable, we preliminarily find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.5 For a full description of the methodology underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. On January 6, 2021, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review for the countervailing duty order on rebar from Turkey.1 On July 6, 2021, Commerce exercised its discretion to extend the preliminary results of this administrative review by 120 days, until November 30, 2021.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as the appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part It is Commerce’s practice to rescind an administrative review of a countervailing duty order, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), when there are no reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which liquidation is suspended.6 Normally, upon completion of an administrative review, the suspended entries are liquidated at the countervailing duty assessment rate calculated for the review period.7 Therefore, for an administrative review of a company to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, suspended entry that Commerce can instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate at the calculated countervailing duty assessment rate calculated for the 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 511, 516 (January 6, 2021). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 2019 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated July 6, 2021. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of and the Preliminary Intent to Rescind, in Part: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey; 2019,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Countervailing Duty Order, 79 FR 65926 (November 6, 2014) (Order). 5 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 6 See, e.g., Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 14349 (March 20, 2017); and Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017, 84 FR 14650 (April 11, 2019). 7 See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2). Background PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 69010 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 231 / Monday, December 6, 2021 / Notices review period.8 According to the CBP import data, except for the two mandatory respondents Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. and Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan), and the non-selected company, Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S., the remaining 21 companies subject to this review did not have reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which liquidation is suspended. Accordingly, in the absence of reviewable, suspended entries of subject merchandise during the POR, we intend to rescind this administrative review with respect to these 21 other companies, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).9 Preliminary Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review There is one company for which a review was requested i.e., Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S., and its cross-owned affiliates, which was not selected as a mandatory respondent or found to be cross-owned with a mandatory respondent, and which also had entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Because the rate calculated for the mandatory respondent, Kaptan, was above de minimis and not based entirely on facts available, we applied the subsidy rate calculated for Kaptan to the nonselected company. This methodology for establishing the subsidy rate for the non-selected companies is consistent with our practice and with section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act. Preliminary Results of the Review We preliminarily find that the net countervailable subsidy rates for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, are as follows: Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) Company Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S., Kaptan Metal Dis Ticaret ve Nakliyat A.S., and their cross-owned affiliates 10 .. Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S., Colakoglu Metalurji A.S.11 .................................................................................................................. Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S., and its cross-owned affiliates 12 .................................................................... 1.75 * 0.07 1.75 * (De minimis.) Assessment Rates Cash Deposit Requirements Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of the final results, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. If the rate calculated for any respondent, in the final results is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate all appropriate entries of subject merchandise 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). Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown for each of the respective companies listed above, except, where the rate calculated in the final results is zero or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required on shipments of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all nonreviewed firms, CBP will continue to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the all-others rate or the most recent company-specific rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. 8 See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). 21 companies are: A G Royce Metal Marketing; Acemar International Limited; Agir Haddecilik A.S.; Ans Kargo Lojistik Tas ve Tic; As Gaz Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar A.S.; Asil Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Bastug Metalurji Sanayi AS; Baykan Dis Ticaret; Demirsan Haddecilik Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS; Diler Dis Ticaret AS; Duferco Celik Ticaret Limited; Duferco Investment Services SA; Ege Celik Endustrisi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi A.S.; Kocaer Haddecilik Sanayi Ve Ticar A.S.; Meral Makina Iml Ith Ihr Gida; Mettech Metalurji Madencilik Muhendislik Uretim Danismanlik ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi; MMZ Onur Boru Profil A.S.; Ozkan Demir Celik Sanayi A.S.; Sami Soybas Demir Sanayi ve Ticaret; Wilmar Europe Trading BV. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 9 The VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Dec 03, 2021 Jkt 256001 Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of publication of these preliminary results.13 Interested parties may submit written arguments (case briefs) on the preliminary results 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.14 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.15 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. All briefs must be filed electronically using ACCESS. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing must do so within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice by submitting a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, using Enforcement and 10 Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be cross-owned with Kaptan: Martas Marmara Ereglisi Liman Tesisleri A.S.; Aset Madencilik A.S.; Kaptan Is Makinalari Hurda Alim Satim Ltd. Sti.; Efesan Demir San. Ve Tic. A.S.; and Nur Gemicilik ve Tic. A.S. 11 Commerce preliminarily finds Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S. and Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. to be cross-owned companies. See Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 7. 12 In the last review Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned with Icdas: Mardas Marmara Deniz Isletmeciligi A.S.; Oraysan Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Artim Demir Insaat Turizm Sanayi Ticaret Ltd. Sti.; Anka Entansif Hayvancilik Gida Tarim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Karsan Gemi Insaa Sanayi Ticaret A.S.; Artmak Denizcilik Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.S.; and Eras Tasimacilik Taahhut Ins.Tic A.S. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part; 2018, 86 FR 53279 (September 27, 2021). 13 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 14 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l). Interested parties will be notified through ACCESS regarding the deadline for submitting case briefs. 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). 15 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). Disclosure and Public Comment PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 231 / Monday, December 6, 2021 / Notices Compliance’s ACCESS system. Hearing requests should contain: (1) The party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at a date and time to be determined. 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date. Unless the deadline is extended, 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, no later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1). Notification to Interested Parties These preliminary results of review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213 and 351.221(b)(4). Dated: November 30, 2021. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Intent To Rescind the Administrative Review, in Part IV. Non-Selected Rate V. Scope of the Order VI. Subsidies Valuation Information VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–26402 Filed 12–3–21; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:32 Dec 03, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–489–825] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) 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 December 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaron Moore or Janae Martin, 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) 482–3640 and (202) 482–0238, respectively. AGENCY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 21, 2016, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.1 On August 2, 2021, Commerce initiated the first sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).2 Commerce received notices of intent to participate from Atlas Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries, Bull Moose Tube Company, Maruichi American Corporation, Nucor Tubular Products Inc.,3 Searing Industries, and Vest, Inc. (collectively, the domestic interested parties),4 within 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 81 FR 47349 (July 21, 2016); see also Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order, 81 FR 62874 (September 13, 2016) (Order). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 41439 (August 2, 2021). 3 See Nucor Tubular’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate,’’ dated August 17, 2021. 4 See Atlas Tube, Bull Moose Tube Company, Maruichi American Corporation, Searing Industries, PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69011 the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as manufacturer of the domestic like product. Commerce received a substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i).5 We received no substantive responses from the Government of Turkey or any other interested parties in this proceeding, nor was a hearing requested. On September 20, 2021, Commerce notified the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that it did not receive an adequate substantive response from respondent interested parties.6 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 an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the Order. Scope of the Order The scope of this Order covers HWR pipes and tubes. Imports of merchandise included within the scope of this Order are currently classifiable under statistical category 7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Imports may also enter under statistical category HTSUS 7306.61.3000. For a complete description of the scope of the Order, see the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.7 Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of topics discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is included as an appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via the Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty and Vest, Inc.’s Letter, ‘‘Notice of Intent to Participate in the First Five-Year Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated August 17, 2021. 5 See Domestic Interested Parties’ Letter, ‘‘Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response to Notice of Initiation,’’ dated September 1, 2021 (Domestic Interested Parties’ Substantive Response). 6 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Sunset Reviews Initiated on August 2, 2021,’’ dated September 20, 2021. 7 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-819]


Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From the Republic of Turkey: 
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and 
Intent To Rescind in Part; 2019

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that certain producers/exporters of steel concrete reinforcing bar 
(rebar) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable 
subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019, through 
December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these 
preliminary results.

DATES: Applicable January 20, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Konrad Ptaszynski or Brontee Jeffries, 
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) 482-6187 or (202) 
482-4656, respectively.

Background

    On January 6, 2021, Commerce published a notice of initiation of an 
administrative review for the countervailing duty order on rebar from 
Turkey.\1\ On July 6, 2021, Commerce exercised its discretion to extend 
the preliminary results of this administrative review by 120 days, 
until November 30, 2021.\2\
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    \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 511, 516 (January 6, 2021).
    \2\ See Memorandum, ``Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the 
Republic of Turkey: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of 
2019 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,'' dated July 6, 
2021.
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    For a complete description of the events that followed the 
initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\3\ 
A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is 
included as the appendix to this notice. The Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a complete 
version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly 
at https://access.trade.gov/public/FRNoticesListLayout.aspx.
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    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary 
Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of and the 
Preliminary Intent to Rescind, in Part: Steel Concrete Reinforcing 
Bar from the Republic of Turkey; 2019,'' dated concurrently with, 
and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision 
Memorandum).
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Scope of the Order \4\
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    \4\ See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the Republic of 
Turkey: Countervailing Duty Order, 79 FR 65926 (November 6, 2014) 
(Order).
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    The merchandise covered by the order is steel concrete reinforcing 
bar (rebar). For a complete description of the scope, see the 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance 
with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act). For each subsidy program found countervailable, we preliminarily 
find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial 
contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that 
the subsidy is specific.\5\ For a full description of the methodology 
underlying our conclusions, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
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    \5\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Intent To Rescind Administrative Review, in Part

    It is Commerce's practice to rescind an administrative review of a 
countervailing duty order, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), when there 
are no reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the POR for 
which liquidation is suspended.\6\ Normally, upon completion of an 
administrative review, the suspended entries are liquidated at the 
countervailing duty assessment rate calculated for the review 
period.\7\ Therefore, for an administrative review of a company to be 
conducted, there must be a reviewable, suspended entry that Commerce 
can instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate at 
the calculated countervailing duty assessment rate calculated for the

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review period.\8\ According to the CBP import data, except for the two 
mandatory respondents Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. and Kaptan Demir Celik 
Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan), and the non-selected company, 
Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S., the remaining 21 
companies subject to this review did not have reviewable entries of 
subject merchandise during the POR for which liquidation is suspended. 
Accordingly, in the absence of reviewable, suspended entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR, we intend to rescind this administrative 
review with respect to these 21 other companies, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.213(d)(3).\9\
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    \6\ See, e.g., Lightweight Thermal Paper from the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; 2015, 82 FR 14349 (March 20, 2017); and 
Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People's Republic 
of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 
2017, 84 FR 14650 (April 11, 2019).
    \7\ See 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2).
    \8\ See 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).
    \9\ The 21 companies are: A G Royce Metal Marketing; Acemar 
International Limited; Agir Haddecilik A.S.; Ans Kargo Lojistik Tas 
ve Tic; As Gaz Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar A.S.; Asil Celik Sanayi ve 
Ticaret A.S.; Bastug Metalurji Sanayi AS; Baykan Dis Ticaret; 
Demirsan Haddecilik Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS; Diler Dis Ticaret AS; 
Duferco Celik Ticaret Limited; Duferco Investment Services SA; Ege 
Celik Endustrisi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi 
A.S.; Kocaer Haddecilik Sanayi Ve Ticar A.S.; Meral Makina Iml Ith 
Ihr Gida; Mettech Metalurji Madencilik Muhendislik Uretim 
Danismanlik ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi; MMZ Onur Boru Profil A.S.; 
Ozkan Demir Celik Sanayi A.S.; Sami Soybas Demir Sanayi ve Ticaret; 
Wilmar Europe Trading BV.
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Preliminary Rate for Non-Selected Companies Under Review

    There is one company for which a review was requested i.e., Icdas 
Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S., and its cross-owned 
affiliates, which was not selected as a mandatory respondent or found 
to be cross-owned with a mandatory respondent, and which also had 
entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Because the rate 
calculated for the mandatory respondent, Kaptan, was above de minimis 
and not based entirely on facts available, we applied the subsidy rate 
calculated for Kaptan to the non-selected company. This methodology for 
establishing the subsidy rate for the non-selected companies is 
consistent with our practice and with section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    We preliminarily find that the net countervailable subsidy rates 
for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, are as 
follows:

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                        Company                            (percent ad
                                                            valorem)
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Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S., Kaptan               1.75
 Metal Dis Ticaret ve Nakliyat A.S., and their cross-
 owned affiliates \10\................................
Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S., Colakoglu Metalurji                   * 0.07
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Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S., and               1.75
 its cross-owned affiliates \12\......................
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* (De minimis.)

Assessment Rates

    Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, upon issuance of 
the final results, Commerce shall determine, and CBP shall assess, 
countervailing duties on all appropriate entries covered by this 
review. If the rate calculated for any respondent, in the final results 
is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate all 
appropriate entries of subject merchandise 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).
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    \10\ Commerce preliminarily finds the following companies to be 
cross-owned with Kaptan: Martas Marmara Ereglisi Liman Tesisleri 
A.S.; Aset Madencilik A.S.; Kaptan Is Makinalari Hurda Alim Satim 
Ltd. Sti.; Efesan Demir San. Ve Tic. A.S.; and Nur Gemicilik ve Tic. 
A.S.
    \11\ Commerce preliminarily finds Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S. and 
Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. to be cross-owned companies. See 
Preliminary Decision Memorandum at 7.
    \12\ In the last review Commerce found the following companies 
to be cross-owned with Icdas: Mardas Marmara Deniz Isletmeciligi 
A.S.; Oraysan Insaat Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Artim Demir Insaat 
Turizm Sanayi Ticaret Ltd. Sti.; Anka Entansif Hayvancilik Gida 
Tarim Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.; Karsan Gemi Insaa Sanayi Ticaret A.S.; 
Artmak Denizcilik Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.S.; and Eras Tasimacilik 
Taahhut Ins.Tic A.S. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from the 
Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review and Rescission, in Part; 2018, 86 FR 53279 
(September 27, 2021).
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Cash Deposit Requirements

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act, Commerce intends to 
instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties in the amounts shown for each of the respective companies listed 
above, except, where the rate calculated in the final results is zero 
or de minimis, no cash deposit will be required on shipments of the 
subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of 
this review. For all non-reviewed firms, CBP will continue to collect 
cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the all-others rate 
or the most recent company-specific rate applicable to the company, as 
appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall 
remain in effect until further notice.

Disclosure and Public Comment

    Commerce intends to disclose its calculations and analysis 
performed in reaching the preliminary results within five days of 
publication of these preliminary results.\13\ Interested parties may 
submit written arguments (case briefs) on the preliminary results 
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.\14\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2), rebuttal 
briefs must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs.\15\ 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. All briefs must be filed electronically using 
ACCESS.
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    \13\ See 19 CFR 351.224(b).
    \14\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(l)(ii) and 351.309(d)(l). Interested 
parties will be notified through ACCESS regarding the deadline for 
submitting case briefs. 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).
    \15\ See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general 
filing requirements).
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    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing must do so within 30 days after the date of 
publication of this notice by submitting a written request to the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, using Enforcement 
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Compliance's ACCESS system. Hearing requests should contain: (1) The 
party's name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of 
participants; and (3) a list of the issues to be discussed. Issues 
addressed at the hearing will be limited to those raised in the briefs. 
If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the 
hearing at a date and time to be determined. 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due date.
    Unless the deadline is extended, 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, no 
later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice, 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(1).

Notification to Interested Parties

    These preliminary results of review are issued and published in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.213 and 351.221(b)(4).

    Dated: November 30, 2021.
Ryan Majerus,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, performing the 
non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for 
Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Background
III. Intent To Rescind the Administrative Review, in Part
IV. Non-Selected Rate
V. Scope of the Order
VI. Subsidies Valuation Information
VII. Analysis of Programs
VIII. Recommendation

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