Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 10335-10336 [2022-03894]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 37 / Thursday, February 24, 2022 / Notices Dated: February 17, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–03922 Filed 2–23–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–843, A–580–829, A–583–828] Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on stainless steel wire rod (SSWR) from Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD orders. DATES: Applicable February 24, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Williams or Minoo Hatten, 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) 482–5166 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 On September 15, 1998, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD orders on SSWR from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.1 On July 1, 2021, Commerce initiated,2 and the ITC instituted,3 sunset reviews of the 1 See Notice of Amendment of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Korea, 63 FR 49331 (September 15, 1998); see also Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, 63 FR 49328 (September 15, 1998); and Notice of Amendment of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan, 63 FR 49332 (September 15, 1998) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 35070 (July 1, 2021). 3 See Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan; Institution of a Five-Year Review, 86 FR 35124 (July 1, 2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 23, 2022 Jkt 256001 Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping rates likely to prevail should these Orders be revoked.4 On February 16, 2022, the ITC published its determination that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act.5 Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by the Orders is SSWR, which comprises products that are hot-rolled or hot-rolled annealed and/or pickled and/or descaled rounds, squares, octagons, hexagons or other shapes, in coils, that may also be coated with a lubricant containing copper, lime or oxalate. SSWR is made of alloy steels containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. These products are manufactured only by hot-rolling or hot rolling annealing, and/or pickling and/ or descaling, are normally sold in coiled form, and are of solid cross-section. The majority of SSWR sold in the United States is round in cross-sectional shape, annealed and pickled, and later cold finished into stainless steel wire or small-diameter bar. The most common size for such products is 5.5 millimeters or 0.217 inches in diameter, which represents the smallest size that normally is produced on a rolling mill and is the size that most wire-drawing machines are set up to draw. The range of SSWR sizes normally sold in the United States is between 0.20 inches and 1.312 inches in diameter. Two stainless steel grades are excluded from the scope of the Orders. SF20T and K–M35FL are excluded. The chemical makeup for the excluded grades is as follows: 4 See Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 86 FR 56249 (October 8, 2021), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM). 5 See Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan; Determinations, Inv. Nos. 731– TA–771–772 and 775 (Fourth Review), 87 FR 8878 (February 16, 2022), see also USITC Pub. 5279 (February 2022). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10335 SF20T Carbon 0.05 max Manganese 2.00 max Phosphorous 0.05 max Sulfur 0.15 max Silicon 1.00 max Chromium 19.00/21.00 Molybdenum 1.50/2.50 Lead-added (0.10/0.30) Tellurium-added (0.03 min) K–M35FL Carbon 0.015 max Silicon 0.70/1.00 Manganese 0.40 max Nickel 0.30 max Chromium 12.50/14.00 Lead 0.10/0.30 Phosphorous 0.04 max Sulfur 0.03 max Aluminum 0.20/0.35 The products subject to the Orders are currently classifiable under subheadings 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, and 7221.00.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the Orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the Orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) reviews of the Orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions. E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 10336 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 37 / Thursday, February 24, 2022 / Notices Notification to Interested Parties These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: February 17, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–03894 Filed 2–23–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–842] Large Residential Washers From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2020–2021 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that large residential washers (washers) from Mexico were not sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021. AGENCY: Applicable February 24, 2022. Tara Moran, AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3619. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 On April 1, 2021, based on a timely request for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review on washers from Mexico.1 This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Electrolux Home Products Corp. N.V. and Electrolux Home Products de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (collectively, Electrolux). For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.2 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 86 FR 17129 (April 1, 2021). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the 2020–2021 Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Large Residential Washers from Mexico,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:46 Feb 23, 2022 Jkt 256001 filing case briefs.6 Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this The products covered by the order are proceeding are encouraged to submit all large residential washers and certain with each argument: (1) A statement of subassemblies thereof from Mexico. For the issue; (2) a brief summary of the a complete description of the scope of argument; and (3) a table of authorities.7 the order, see the Preliminary Decision Case and rebuttal briefs should be filed Memorandum.3 using ACCESS.8 Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its Methodology requirements for serving documents Commerce is conducting this review containing business proprietary in accordance with section 751(a) of the information.9 Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), Constructed export price is calculated in interested parties who wish to request a accordance with section 772 of the Act. hearing must submit a written request to NV is calculated in accordance with the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement section 773 of the Act. and Compliance, U.S. Department of For a full description of the Commerce, filed electronically via methodology underlying our ACCESS within 30 days after the date of conclusions, see the Preliminary publication of this notice.10 Hearing Decision Memorandum. The requests should contain: (1) The party’s Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a name, address, and telephone number; public document and is on file (2) the number of participants; and (3) electronically via Enforcement and a list of issues to be discussed. Oral Compliance’s Antidumping and presentations at the hearing will be Countervailing Duty Centralized limited to issues raised in the briefs. If Electronic Service System (ACCESS). a request for a hearing is made, parties ACCESS is available to registered users will be notified of the time and date for at https://access.trade.gov. In addition, a the hearing.11 complete version of the Preliminary An electronically filed document Decision Memorandum can be accessed must be received successfully in its directly at https://access.trade.gov/ entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. public/FRNoticesListLayout.aspx. A list Eastern Time on the established of the topics discussed in the deadline. Commerce intends to issue the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is final results of this administrative attached as an appendix to this notice. review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any written Preliminary Results of the Review briefs, not later than 120 days after the As a result of this review, we date of publication of this notice, unless preliminarily determine that the otherwise extended.12 following weighted-average dumping Assessment Rates margin exists for the respondent for the Upon completion of the period February 1, 2020, through administrative review, Commerce shall January 31, 2021: determine, and U.S. Customs and Weighted- Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, average antidumping duties on all appropriate Producer/exporter dumping entries.13 If the weighted average margin dumping margin for Electrolux is not (percent) zero or de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 Electrolux .................................... 0.00 percent), we will calculate importerspecific ad valorem antidumping duty Disclosure and Public Comment assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated Commerce intends to disclose the for each importer’s examined sales to calculations performed in connection the total entered value of those same with these preliminary results to sales in accordance with 19 CFR interested parties within five days after the date of publication of this notice.4 6 Commerce is exercising its discretion, under 19 Interested parties may submit case briefs CFR 351.309(d)(1), to alter the time limit for filing to Commerce no later than 30 days after of rebuttal briefs. 7 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2). the date of publication of this notice.5 8 See 19 CFR 351.303. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised 9 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service in the case briefs, may be filed no later Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of than seven days after the time limit for Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). Scope of the Order 10 See 19 CFR 351.310(c). 19 CFR 351.310(d). 12 See section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. 13 See 19 CFR 351.212(b). 3 Id. at 2. 4 See 19 CFR 351.224(b). 5 See 19 CFR 351.309(c). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 11 See Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 37 (Thursday, February 24, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10335-10336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-03894]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-843, A-580-829, A-583-828]


Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Japan, the Republic of Korea, and 
Taiwan: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on stainless steel 
wire rod (SSWR) from Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and Taiwan 
would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and 
material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is 
publishing a notice of continuation of these AD orders.

DATES: Applicable February 24, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Williams or Minoo Hatten, 
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) 482-5166 or (202) 
482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 15, 1998, Commerce published in the Federal Register 
the AD orders on SSWR from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.\1\ On July 1, 
2021, Commerce initiated,\2\ and the ITC instituted,\3\ sunset reviews 
of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).
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    \1\ See Notice of Amendment of Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel 
Wire Rod from Korea, 63 FR 49331 (September 15, 1998); see also 
Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from 
Japan, 63 FR 49328 (September 15, 1998); and Notice of Amendment of 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping 
Duty Order: Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Taiwan, 63 FR 49332 
(September 15, 1998) (collectively, Orders).
    \2\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 35070 
(July 1, 2021).
    \3\ See Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan; 
Institution of a Five-Year Review, 86 FR 35124 (July 1, 2021).
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    As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined, pursuant to 
sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Orders 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. Commerce, 
therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping 
rates likely to prevail should these Orders be revoked.\4\
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    \4\ See Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, the Republic of 
Korea, and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of 
the Antidumping Duty Orders, 86 FR 56249 (October 8, 2021), and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM).
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    On February 16, 2022, the ITC published its determination that 
revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time, pursuant to sections 751(c) and 
752(a) of the Act.\5\
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    \5\ See Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, South Korea, and 
Taiwan; Determinations, Inv. Nos. 731-TA-771-772 and 775 (Fourth 
Review), 87 FR 8878 (February 16, 2022), see also USITC Pub. 5279 
(February 2022).
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Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by the Orders is SSWR, which comprises 
products that are hot-rolled or hot-rolled annealed and/or pickled and/
or descaled rounds, squares, octagons, hexagons or other shapes, in 
coils, that may also be coated with a lubricant containing copper, lime 
or oxalate. SSWR is made of alloy steels containing, by weight, 1.2 
percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or 
without other elements. These products are manufactured only by hot-
rolling or hot rolling annealing, and/or pickling and/or descaling, are 
normally sold in coiled form, and are of solid cross-section. The 
majority of SSWR sold in the United States is round in cross-sectional 
shape, annealed and pickled, and later cold finished into stainless 
steel wire or small-diameter bar. The most common size for such 
products is 5.5 millimeters or 0.217 inches in diameter, which 
represents the smallest size that normally is produced on a rolling 
mill and is the size that most wire-drawing machines are set up to 
draw. The range of SSWR sizes normally sold in the United States is 
between 0.20 inches and 1.312 inches in diameter.
    Two stainless steel grades are excluded from the scope of the 
Orders. SF20T and K-M35FL are excluded. The chemical makeup for the 
excluded grades is as follows:

SF20T

Carbon 0.05 max
Manganese 2.00 max
Phosphorous 0.05 max
Sulfur 0.15 max
Silicon 1.00 max
Chromium 19.00/21.00
Molybdenum 1.50/2.50
Lead-added (0.10/0.30)
Tellurium-added (0.03 min)

K-M35FL

Carbon 0.015 max
Silicon 0.70/1.00
Manganese 0.40 max
Nickel 0.30 max
Chromium 12.50/14.00
Lead 0.10/0.30
Phosphorous 0.04 max
Sulfur 0.03 max
Aluminum 0.20/0.35

    The products subject to the Orders are currently classifiable under 
subheadings 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, and 
7221.00.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the 
Orders is dispositive.

Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by Commerce and the ITC that 
revocation of the Orders would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(a), 
Commerce hereby orders the continuation of the Orders. U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the 
rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject 
merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the Orders will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.218(c)(2), Commerce intends to initiate the next five-year (sunset) 
reviews of the Orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth 
anniversary of the effective date of continuation.

Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
APO of their responsibility concerning the return, destruction, or 
conversion to judicial protective order of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Failure to 
comply is a violation of the APO which may be subject to sanctions.

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Notification to Interested Parties

    These five-year sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: February 17, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022-03894 Filed 2-23-22; 8:45 am]
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