Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 3763-3764 [2022-01363]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 25, 2022 / Notices Background On December 2, 2021, Commerce published in the Federal Register the final results of the 2019 administrative reviews of the AD order on softwood lumber from Canada.1 We failed to include the name Fraserview Remanufacturing Inc., d.b.a. Fraserview Cedar Products in the list of exporters and producers under review. Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: January 19, 2022. Ryan Majerus, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 2022–01362 Filed 1–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–824] Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On December 10, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). Commerce preliminarily determined that Ozdemir Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Sirketi (A.S.) (Ozdemir AS) is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi (Ozdemir Ltd. Sti.), and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to that company. We invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary results. As no parties submitted comments, and there is no other information or evidence on the record calling into question our preliminary results, Commerce is making no changes to the preliminary results. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2019, 86 FR 68471 (December 2, 2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Jan 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. DATES: Applicable January 25, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samantha Kinney at (202) 482–2285, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 13, 2016, Commerce published the AD order on imports of HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.1 On November 2, 2021, Ozdemir AS requested that Commerce conduct an expedited CCR of the Order to determine that Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti.2 In its request, Ozdemir AS addressed the factors Commerce analyzes with respect to successor-ininterest determinations, and provided documentation in support.3 Commerce received no comments from interested parties on Ozdemir AS’s CCR request. On December 10, 2021, Commerce initiated a CCR and made preliminary findings that Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti., and is entitled to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti.’s AD cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise.4 We provided interested parties 14 days from the date of publication of the Preliminary Results to submit case briefs and to request a public hearing. No interested parties submitted case briefs or requested a hearing. Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the Order is certain heavy walled rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 4 mm. The 1 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 62865 (September 13, 2016) (Order). 2 See Ozdemir AS’s Letter, ‘‘Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated November 2, 2021 (Ozdemir AS’s CCR Request). 3 Id. 4 See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Turkey: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 86 FR 70443 (December 10, 2021) (Preliminary Results). As stated in the Preliminary Results, entries of subject merchandise that are not both produced and exported by Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. have an applicable AD cash deposit rate. Entries that are both produced and exported by Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. are excluded from the Order. In the Preliminary Results, we determined that Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3763 merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A–500, grade B specifications, or comparable domestic or foreign specifications. Included products are those in which: (1) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: • 2.50 percent of manganese, or • 3.30 percent of silicon, or • 1.50 percent of copper, or • 1.50 percent of aluminum, or • 1.25 percent of chromium, or • 0.30 percent of cobalt, or • 0.40 percent of lead, or • 2.0 percent of nickel, or • 0.30 percent of tungsten, or • 0.80 percent of molybdenum, or • 0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or • 0.30 percent of vanadium, or • 0.30 percent of zirconium. The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. While the HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specification are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this Order is dispositive. Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review Because the record contains no information or evidence that calls into question the Preliminary Results, and because we received no comments from interested parties to the contrary, for the reasons stated in the Preliminary Results, Commerce continues to find that Ozdemir AS is the successor-ininterest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Based on these final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) not to collect estimated AD duties for shipments of subject merchandise that is both produced and exported by Ozdemir AS because this merchandise is excluded from the Order. For shipments of subject merchandise that is not both produced and exported by Ozdemir AS and is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the Federal Register, we will instruct CBP to collect estimated AD duties at the current AD cash deposit rate for merchandise not both produced and E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 3764 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 25, 2022 / Notices exported by Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. (i.e., 35.66 percent). These cash deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as a final 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)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ 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. We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: January 19, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. International Trade Administration [C–821–830] Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From the Russian Federation: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of granular polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from the Russian Federation (Russia). AGENCY: Applicable January 25, 2022. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Ayache or William Horn, 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) 482–2623 or (202) 482–4868, respectively. 17:19 Jan 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 The period of investigation is January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Scope Comments DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Sep<11>2014 Period of Investigation The product covered by this investigation is granular PTFE resin from Russia. For a complete description of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 6, 2021, Commerce published its Preliminary Determination.1 On October 14, 2021, Commerce released its Post-Preliminary Analysis.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Determination and Post-Preliminary Analysis, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public 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 Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at https://access.trade.gov/ public/FRNoticesListLayout.aspx. Scope of the Investigation [FR Doc. 2022–01363 Filed 1–24–22; 8:45 am] DATES: Background No interested party commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the Preliminary Determination. Therefore, no changes were made to the scope of the investigation. Analysis of Subsidy Programs and Comments Received The subsidy programs under investigation and the issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. For a list of the issues raised by interested parties and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, see Appendix II to this notice. 1 See Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from the Russian Federation: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 86 FR 35476 (July 6, 2021) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Post-Preliminary Analysis of Countervailing Duty Investigation,’’ dated October 14, 2021 (Post-Preliminary Analysis). 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination of the Countervailing Duty Investigation of Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from the Russian Federation,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Methodology Commerce conducted this investigation in accordance with section 701 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, Commerce determines that there is a subsidy, i.e., a financial contribution by an ‘‘authority’’ that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 For a full description of the methodology underlying our final determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. In making this final determination, Commerce relied, in part, on the facts otherwise available on the record pursuant to section 776(a) of the Act. Additionally, as discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, because a respondent did not act to the best of its ability in responding to our requests for information, we drew adverse inferences, where appropriate, in selecting from among the facts otherwise available, pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act. For further information, see the section ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences’’ in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. Verification Commerce was unable to conduct onsite verification of the information relied upon in making its final determination in this investigation. However, we took additional steps in lieu of an on-site verification to verify the information relied upon in making this final determination, in accordance with section 782(i) of the Act.5 Changes Since the Preliminary Determination and Post-Preliminary Analysis Based on our review and analysis of the comments received from parties, we made certain changes to Joint Stock Company ‘‘HaloPolymer’’ (HaloPolymer)’s preliminary subsidy rate calculations. For a discussion of these changes, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. All-Others Rate We continue to determine the allothers rate using the individual estimated subsidy rate determined for HaloPolymer, the only individually 4 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. 5 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Revised Questionnaire in Lieu of On-Site Verification,’’ dated November 8, 2021; see also HaloPolymer’s Letter, ‘‘In Lieu of Verification Questionnaire Response,’’ dated November 15, 2021. E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-489-824]


Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
the Republic of Turkey: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: On December 10, 2021, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of changed 
circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on heavy 
walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and 
tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). Commerce preliminarily 
determined that Ozdemir Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Sirketi (A.S.) 
(Ozdemir AS) is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Boru Profil Sanayi 
ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi (Ozdemir Ltd. Sti.), and, as a result, 
should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to that 
company. We invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary 
results. As no parties submitted comments, and there is no other 
information or evidence on the record calling into question our 
preliminary results, Commerce is making no changes to the preliminary 
results. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that 
Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti.

DATES: Applicable January 25, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samantha Kinney at (202) 482-2285, 
Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 13, 2016, Commerce published the AD order on imports 
of HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.\1\ On November 2, 2021, Ozdemir AS 
requested that Commerce conduct an expedited CCR of the Order to 
determine that Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. 
Sti.\2\ In its request, Ozdemir AS addressed the factors Commerce 
analyzes with respect to successor-in-interest determinations, and 
provided documentation in support.\3\ Commerce received no comments 
from interested parties on Ozdemir AS's CCR request. On December 10, 
2021, Commerce initiated a CCR and made preliminary findings that 
Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti., and is 
entitled to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti.'s AD cash deposit rate with respect to 
entries of subject merchandise.\4\ We provided interested parties 14 
days from the date of publication of the Preliminary Results to submit 
case briefs and to request a public hearing. No interested parties 
submitted case briefs or requested a hearing.
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    \1\ See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Republic of 
Turkey: Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 62865 (September 13, 2016) 
(Order).
    \2\ See Ozdemir AS's Letter, ``Request for Changed Circumstances 
Reviews,'' dated November 2, 2021 (Ozdemir AS's CCR Request).
    \3\ Id.
    \4\ See Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from Turkey: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Changed Circumstances Review, 86 FR 70443 (December 10, 2021) 
(Preliminary Results). As stated in the Preliminary Results, entries 
of subject merchandise that are not both produced and exported by 
Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. have an applicable AD cash deposit rate. Entries 
that are both produced and exported by Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. are 
excluded from the Order. In the Preliminary Results, we determined 
that Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti.
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Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by the Order is certain heavy walled 
rectangular welded steel pipes and tubes of rectangular (including 
square) cross section, having a nominal wall thickness of not less than 
4 mm. The merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the American 
Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) A-500, grade B specifications, 
or comparable domestic or foreign specifications.
    Included products are those in which: (1) Iron predominates, by 
weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon 
content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements 
below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
     2.50 percent of manganese, or
     3.30 percent of silicon, or
     1.50 percent of copper, or
     1.50 percent of aluminum, or
     1.25 percent of chromium, or
     0.30 percent of cobalt, or
     0.40 percent of lead, or
     2.0 percent of nickel, or
     0.30 percent of tungsten, or
     0.80 percent of molybdenum, or
     0.10 percent of niobium (also called columbium), or
     0.30 percent of vanadium, or
     0.30 percent of zirconium.
    The subject merchandise is currently provided for in item 
7306.61.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS 7306.61.3000. 
While the HTSUS subheadings and ASTM specification are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
of this Order is dispositive.

Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review

    Because the record contains no information or evidence that calls 
into question the Preliminary Results, and because we received no 
comments from interested parties to the contrary, for the reasons 
stated in the Preliminary Results, Commerce continues to find that 
Ozdemir AS is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir Ltd. Sti.

Instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Based on these final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (CBP) not to collect estimated AD duties for 
shipments of subject merchandise that is both produced and exported by 
Ozdemir AS because this merchandise is excluded from the Order. For 
shipments of subject merchandise that is not both produced and exported 
by Ozdemir AS and is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the publication date of this notice in the 
Federal Register, we will instruct CBP to collect estimated AD duties 
at the current AD cash deposit rate for merchandise not both produced 
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exported by Ozdemir Ltd. Sti. (i.e., 35.66 percent). These cash deposit 
requirements shall remain in effect until further notice.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice serves as a final 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)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return/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.
    We are issuing and publishing these final results in accordance 
with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 
and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3).

    Dated: January 19, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022-01363 Filed 1-24-22; 8:45 am]
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