Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 10772-10774 [2022-03986]

Download as PDF 10772 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 38 / Friday, February 25, 2022 / Notices provides for continuing review to update the EAR as needed. Agenda Public Session 1. Welcome and Introductions. 2. Status reports by working group chairs. 3. Public comments and Proposals. Agenda Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–03971 Filed 2–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee will meet March 15, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, via teleconference. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on implementation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Feb 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 1. Opening remarks by the Chairman 2. 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The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on February 14, 2022, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 10(d)), that the portion of the meeting dealing with predecisional changes to the Commerce Control List and the U.S. export control policies shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, contact Yvette Springer via email. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–03970 Filed 2–24–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JT–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 International Trade Administration [C–489–825] Public Session Closed Session 4. Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The open session will be accessible via teleconference. To join the conference, submit inquiries to Ms. Yvette Springer at Yvette.Springer@ bis.doc.gov no later than March 9, 2022. To the extent time permits, members of the public may present oral statements to the Committee. The public may submit written statements at any time before or after the meeting. However, to facilitate distribution of public presentation materials to Committee members, the Committee suggests that presenters forward the public presentation materials prior to the meeting to Ms. Springer via email. The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the delegate of the General Counsel, formally determined on February 14, 2022, pursuant to Section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. (10)(d)), that the portion of the meeting dealing with predecisional changes to the Commerce Control List and U.S. export control policies shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information, contact Yvette Springer via email. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Sfmt 4703 Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From the Republic of Turkey: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) to ¨ zdemir Boru Profil determine whether O Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Ozdemir A.S.) is the successor-in¨ zdemir Boru Profil Sanayi interest to O ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi (Ozdemir LLC) in the context of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on heavy walled rectangular pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). We also preliminarily determine that Ozdemir A.S. is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir LLC. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 25, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaron Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3640. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On September 13, 2016, Commerce published the CVD order on HWR pipes and tubes from Turkey.1 On November 2, 2021, Ozdemir A.S. requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.216, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3), Commerce conduct a CCR of the Order to confirm that Ozdemir A.S. is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir LLC and, accordingly, to assign it the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.2 In its request, Ozdemir A.S. stated that it undertook a legal name change from ¨ zdemir Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret O Limited Sirketi, but the company is 1 See 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 Ozdemir A.S.’s Letter, ‘‘Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated November 2, 2021 (CCR Request). E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 38 / Friday, February 25, 2022 / Notices otherwise unchanged with regard to the relevant factors to be examined.3 No interested parties filed comments opposing the CCR Request. On November 18, 2021, we issued a letter to Ozdemir A.S. requesting additional information and documentation regarding changes in the company’s ownership, productive facilities, and corporate, legal and financial structures, as well the level of government involvement, during the relevant period.4 Ozdemir A.S. refiled its CCR Request on November 24, 2021, with the requisite information.5 On January 6, 2022, we extended the deadline to initiate a CCR until February 22, 2022.6 On January 21, 2022, we issued a supplemental questionnaire to Ozdemir A.S., requesting additional information with regard to government involvement in the company’s operations,7 to which it provided a timely response on January 28, 2022.8 Scope of the Order The products covered by the Order are 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 exceed 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 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 3 Id. 4 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews for Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from the Republic of Turkey Orders,’’ dated November 18, 2021 (therein requesting additional information from Ozdemir A.S.). 5 See Ozdemir A.S.’s Letter, ‘‘Request for Changed Circumstances Reviews,’’ dated November 24, 2021 (CCR Request Supplemental). Ozdemir A.S. also requested that Commerce conduct an expedited initiation and preliminary results of CCR, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii). 6 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Extension of Initiation Deadline,’’ dated January 6, 2022. 7 See Commerce’s Letter, ‘‘Supplemental Questionnaire,’’ dated January 21, 2022. 8 See Ozdemir A.S.’s Letter, ‘‘Supplemental Questionnaire,’’ dated January 28, 2022 (Jan 28 Response). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:44 Feb 24, 2022 Jkt 256001 • • • • 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 the Order is dispositive. Initiation and Preliminary Results of CCR Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216, Commerce will conduct a CCR upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of a CVD order, which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order.9 Commerce finds that the information submitted by Ozdemir A.S. demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant such a review.10 Therefore, in accordance with 751(b)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(d), we are initiating a CCR based on the information contained in Ozdemir A.S’s filings to determine whether Ozdemir A.S. is the successorin-interest to Ozdemir LLC. Further, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits Commerce to combine the notice of initiation of a CCR and the notice of preliminary results of a CCR in a single notice if Commerce concludes that expedited action is warranted. In this instance, because the record contains information necessary to make a preliminary finding, we find that expedited action is warranted and have combined the notice of initiation and the notice of preliminary results.11 In a CVD CCR, Commerce will make an affirmative successorship finding (i.e., that the respondent company is the 9 See 19 CFR 351.216(d). CCR Request; CCR Request Supplemental; and Jan 28 Response; see also Cast-Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, 84 FR 64263 (November 21, 2019). 11 See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii); see also, e.g., Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews: Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China, 85 FR 5193 (January 29, 2020), unchanged in Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, 85 FR 14638 (March 13, 2020) (Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China CCR). 10 See PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10773 same subsidized entity for CVD cash deposit purposes as the predecessor company) where there is no evidence of significant changes in the respondent’s: (1) Operations; (2) ownership; and (3) corporate and legal structure during the relevant period (i.e., the ‘‘look-back window’’) that could have affected the nature and extent of the respondent’s subsidy levels.12 Where Commerce makes an affirmative CVD successorship finding, the successor’s merchandise will be entitled to enter under the predecessor’s cash deposit rate.13 Here, there is no evidence of significant changes between Ozdemir LLC and the successor-in-interest company Ozdemir A.S.’s operations, ownership, or corporate or legal structure during the relevant period that could have impacted the successor-ininterest company’s subsidy levels.14 Record evidence, as submitted by Ozdemir A.S., indicates that Ozdemir A.S. operates as essentially the same business entity as Ozdemir LLC with respect to the subject merchandise.15 Specifically, all record information with respect to trading operations,16 shareholders,17 and corporate and legal structure 18 demonstrates that Ozdemir A.S. is the same subsidized entity as its predecessor.19 Accordingly, we preliminarily determine that Ozdemir A.S. is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir LLC, and as such, that Ozdemir A.S. is entitled to Ozdemir LLC’s CVD cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise. Commerce will issue its final results of the review in accordance with the 12 See Certain Pasta from Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 47225, 47227 (September 15, 2009). In this case, the relevant period, or ‘‘look-back window,’’ is December 31, 2020 (end of the period of review associated with the most recent opportunity to request an administrative review), through November 2, 2021 (date of the original CCR request). 13 See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China CCR. 14 See CCR Request; CCR Request Supplemental; and Jan 28 Response; see also Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China CCR, 85 FR at 5195. 15 See CCR Request; CCR Request Supplemental; and Jan 28 Response. 16 See CCR Request at 5 and Exhibits 8–9 and CCR Request Supplemental at 6 and Exhibits 8–9, which demonstrates that Ozdemir A.S.’s trading operations are the same as those of Ozdemir LLC. 17 See CCR Request at 3–4 and Exhibits 3 and CCR Request Supplemental at 3–4 and Exhibits 2–5, which demonstrates that Ozdemir A.S.’s shareholders are the same as those of Ozdemir LLC. 18 See CCR Request at 3–5 and Exhibits 3, 6–7 and CCR Request Supplemental at 3 and Exhibits 3–5, which demonstrates that Ozdemir A.S.’s corporate and legal structure is the same as that of Ozdemir LLC. 19 See CCR Request; CCR Request Supplemental; and Jan 28 Response. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 10774 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 38 / Friday, February 25, 2022 / Notices time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). Should the final results remain the same as these preliminary results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assign entries of subject merchandise exported by Ozdemir A.S. the CVD cash deposit rate applicable to Ozdemir LLC, effective the date of publication of the final results. Public Comment Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), Commerce will issue the final results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days of publication of these preliminary results, if all parties agree to the preliminary finding. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 20 Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.310(c) to alter the time limit for requesting a hearing to 14 days. 21 Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii) to alter the time limit for the filing of case briefs to 14 days. 22 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 26, 2020). 23 See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2); 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2). 24 See 19 CFR 351.303(b). 25 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 10, 2020). 16:44 Feb 24, 2022 This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.221(c)(3)(ii). Dated: February 17, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2022–03986 Filed 2–24–22; 8:45 am] Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), an interested party may request a hearing within 14 days of publication of this notice.20 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case briefs not later than 14 days after the date of publication of this notice.21 Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d).22 Parties who submit case or rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; and (2) a brief summary of the argument.23 All comments are to be filed electronically using Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Electronic Service System (ACCESS) available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and must also be served on interested parties. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-489-825]


Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From 
the Republic of Turkey: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed 
circumstances review (CCR) to determine whether [Ouml]zdemir Boru 
Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Ozdemir A.S.) is the 
successor-in-interest to [Ouml]zdemir Boru Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret 
Limited Sirketi (Ozdemir LLC) in the context of the countervailing duty 
(CVD) order on heavy walled rectangular pipes and tubes (HWR pipes and 
tubes) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). We also preliminarily 
determine that Ozdemir A.S. is the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir 
LLC. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results.

DATES: Applicable February 25, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaron Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-3640.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 13, 2016, Commerce published the CVD order on HWR 
pipes and tubes from Turkey.\1\ On November 2, 2021, Ozdemir A.S. 
requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act), 19 CFR 351.216, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3), 
Commerce conduct a CCR of the Order to confirm that Ozdemir A.S. is the 
successor-in-interest to Ozdemir LLC and, accordingly, to assign it the 
cash deposit rate of its predecessor.\2\ In its request, Ozdemir A.S. 
stated that it undertook a legal name change from [Ouml]zdemir Boru 
Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi, but the company is

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otherwise unchanged with regard to the relevant factors to be 
examined.\3\ No interested parties filed comments opposing the CCR 
Request.
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    \1\ See 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 Ozdemir A.S.'s Letter, ``Request for Changed 
Circumstances Reviews,'' dated November 2, 2021 (CCR Request).
    \3\ Id.
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    On November 18, 2021, we issued a letter to Ozdemir A.S. requesting 
additional information and documentation regarding changes in the 
company's ownership, productive facilities, and corporate, legal and 
financial structures, as well the level of government involvement, 
during the relevant period.\4\ Ozdemir A.S. refiled its CCR Request on 
November 24, 2021, with the requisite information.\5\ On January 6, 
2022, we extended the deadline to initiate a CCR until February 22, 
2022.\6\ On January 21, 2022, we issued a supplemental questionnaire to 
Ozdemir A.S., requesting additional information with regard to 
government involvement in the company's operations,\7\ to which it 
provided a timely response on January 28, 2022.\8\
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    \4\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Request for Changed Circumstances 
Reviews for Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and 
Tubes from the Republic of Turkey Orders,'' dated November 18, 2021 
(therein requesting additional information from Ozdemir A.S.).
    \5\ See Ozdemir A.S.'s Letter, ``Request for Changed 
Circumstances Reviews,'' dated November 24, 2021 (CCR Request 
Supplemental). Ozdemir A.S. also requested that Commerce conduct an 
expedited initiation and preliminary results of CCR, pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii).
    \6\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Extension of Initiation Deadline,'' 
dated January 6, 2022.
    \7\ See Commerce's Letter, ``Supplemental Questionnaire,'' dated 
January 21, 2022.
    \8\ See Ozdemir A.S.'s Letter, ``Supplemental Questionnaire,'' 
dated January 28, 2022 (Jan 28 Response).
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the Order are 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 exceed 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 the Order is dispositive.

Initiation and Preliminary Results of CCR

    Pursuant to section 751(b) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.216, Commerce 
will conduct a CCR upon receipt of information concerning, or a request 
from an interested party for a review of a CVD order, which shows 
changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order.\9\ 
Commerce finds that the information submitted by Ozdemir A.S. 
demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant such a 
review.\10\ Therefore, in accordance with 751(b)(1)(A) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.216(d), we are initiating a CCR based on the information 
contained in Ozdemir A.S's filings to determine whether Ozdemir A.S. is 
the successor-in-interest to Ozdemir LLC.
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    \9\ See 19 CFR 351.216(d).
    \10\ See CCR Request; CCR Request Supplemental; and Jan 28 
Response; see also Cast-Iron Soil Pipe Fittings from the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed 
Circumstances Reviews, 84 FR 64263 (November 21, 2019).
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    Further, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits Commerce to combine the 
notice of initiation of a CCR and the notice of preliminary results of 
a CCR in a single notice if Commerce concludes that expedited action is 
warranted. In this instance, because the record contains information 
necessary to make a preliminary finding, we find that expedited action 
is warranted and have combined the notice of initiation and the notice 
of preliminary results.\11\
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    \11\ See 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii); see also, e.g., Notice of 
Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews: 
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's 
Republic of China, 85 FR 5193 (January 29, 2020), unchanged in 
Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from the People's 
Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Reviews, 
85 FR 14638 (March 13, 2020) (Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck 
Tires from China CCR).
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    In a CVD CCR, Commerce will make an affirmative successorship 
finding (i.e., that the respondent company is the same subsidized 
entity for CVD cash deposit purposes as the predecessor company) where 
there is no evidence of significant changes in the respondent's: (1) 
Operations; (2) ownership; and (3) corporate and legal structure during 
the relevant period (i.e., the ``look-back window'') that could have 
affected the nature and extent of the respondent's subsidy levels.\12\ 
Where Commerce makes an affirmative CVD successorship finding, the 
successor's merchandise will be entitled to enter under the 
predecessor's cash deposit rate.\13\
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    \12\ See Certain Pasta from Turkey: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 47225, 47227 
(September 15, 2009). In this case, the relevant period, or ``look-
back window,'' is December 31, 2020 (end of the period of review 
associated with the most recent opportunity to request an 
administrative review), through November 2, 2021 (date of the 
original CCR request).
    \13\ See Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China CCR.
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    Here, there is no evidence of significant changes between Ozdemir 
LLC and the successor-in-interest company Ozdemir A.S.'s operations, 
ownership, or corporate or legal structure during the relevant period 
that could have impacted the successor-in-interest company's subsidy 
levels.\14\ Record evidence, as submitted by Ozdemir A.S., indicates 
that Ozdemir A.S. operates as essentially the same business entity as 
Ozdemir LLC with respect to the subject merchandise.\15\ Specifically, 
all record information with respect to trading operations,\16\ 
shareholders,\17\ and corporate and legal structure \18\ demonstrates 
that Ozdemir A.S. is the same subsidized entity as its predecessor.\19\ 
Accordingly, we preliminarily determine that Ozdemir A.S. is the 
successor-in-interest to Ozdemir LLC, and as such, that Ozdemir A.S. is 
entitled to Ozdemir LLC's CVD cash deposit rate with respect to entries 
of subject merchandise.
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    \14\ See CCR Request; CCR Request Supplemental; and Jan 28 
Response; see also Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from 
China CCR, 85 FR at 5195.
    \15\ See CCR Request; CCR Request Supplemental; and Jan 28 
Response.
    \16\ See CCR Request at 5 and Exhibits 8-9 and CCR Request 
Supplemental at 6 and Exhibits 8-9, which demonstrates that Ozdemir 
A.S.'s trading operations are the same as those of Ozdemir LLC.
    \17\ See CCR Request at 3-4 and Exhibits 3 and CCR Request 
Supplemental at 3-4 and Exhibits 2-5, which demonstrates that 
Ozdemir A.S.'s shareholders are the same as those of Ozdemir LLC.
    \18\ See CCR Request at 3-5 and Exhibits 3, 6-7 and CCR Request 
Supplemental at 3 and Exhibits 3-5, which demonstrates that Ozdemir 
A.S.'s corporate and legal structure is the same as that of Ozdemir 
LLC.
    \19\ See CCR Request; CCR Request Supplemental; and Jan 28 
Response.
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    Commerce will issue its final results of the review in accordance 
with the

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time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). Should the final results 
remain the same as these preliminary results, we will instruct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection to assign entries of subject merchandise 
exported by Ozdemir A.S. the CVD cash deposit rate applicable to 
Ozdemir LLC, effective the date of publication of the final results.

Public Comment

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), an interested party may request a 
hearing within 14 days of publication of this notice.\20\ In accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(ii), interested parties may submit case 
briefs not later than 14 days after the date of publication of this 
notice.\21\ Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in the case 
briefs, may be filed no later than seven days after the case briefs, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d).\22\ Parties who submit case or 
rebuttal briefs are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A 
statement of the issue; and (2) a brief summary of the argument.\23\ 
All comments are to be filed electronically using Enforcement and 
Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Electronic Service 
System (ACCESS) available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov, and must also be served on interested parties. An 
electronically filed document must be received successfully in its 
entirety by ACCESS by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the day it is due.\24\ 
Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain requirements for 
serving documents containing business proprietary information, until 
further notice.\25\
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    \20\ Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 
351.310(c) to alter the time limit for requesting a hearing to 14 
days.
    \21\ Commerce is exercising its discretion under 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(1)(ii) to alter the time limit for the filing of case 
briefs to 14 days.
    \22\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19, 85 FR 17006, 17007 (March 26, 2020).
    \23\ See 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2); 19 CFR 351.309(d)(2).
    \24\ See 19 CFR 351.303(b).
    \25\ See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements 
Due to COVID-19; Extension of Effective Period, 85 FR 41363 (July 
10, 2020).
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Final Results of the Changed Circumstances Review

    Consistent with 19 CFR 351.216(e), Commerce will issue the final 
results of this CCR no later than 270 days after the date on which this 
review was initiated, or within 45 days of publication of these 
preliminary results, if all parties agree to the preliminary finding.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 
777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216(b) and 351.221(c)(3)(ii).

    Dated: February 17, 2022.
Lisa W. Wang,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2022-03986 Filed 2-24-22; 8:45 am]
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