[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 234 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57705-57709]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26383]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received 
requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates. 
In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating 
those administrative reviews.

DATES: Applicable December 7, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-
4735.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with October anniversary dates.
    All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, 
certifications, or comments or actions by the Department discussed 
below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting 
time.

Notice of No Sales

    If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no 
exports, sales, or entries during the period of review (POR), it must 
notify the Department within 30 days of publication of this notice in 
the Federal Register. All submissions must be filed electronically at 
http://access.trade.gov

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in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303.\1\ Such submissions are subject to 
verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act). Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy must be served on every party on the 
Department's service list.
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    \1\ See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order 
Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011).
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Respondent Selection

    In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for 
individual examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to 
requests made for the orders identified below, the Department intends 
to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to place 
the CBP data on the record within five days of publication of the 
initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent 
selection within 30 days of publication of the initiation Federal 
Register notice. Comments regarding the CBP data and respondent 
selection should be submitted seven days after the placement of the CBP 
data on the record of this review. Parties wishing to submit rebuttal 
comments should submit those comments five days after the deadline for 
the initial comments.
    In the event the Department decides it is necessary to limit 
individual examination of respondents and conduct respondent selection 
under section 777A(c)(2) of the Act:
    In general, the Department has found that determinations concerning 
whether particular companies should be ``collapsed'' (i.e., treated as 
a single entity for purposes of calculating antidumping duty rates) 
require a substantial amount of detailed information and analysis, 
which often require follow-up questions and analysis. Accordingly, the 
Department will not conduct collapsing analyses at the respondent 
selection phase of this review and will not collapse companies at the 
respondent selection phase unless there has been a determination to 
collapse certain companies in a previous segment of this antidumping 
proceeding (i.e., investigation, administrative review, new shipper 
review, or changed circumstances review). For any company subject to 
this review, if the Department determined, or continued to treat, that 
company as collapsed with others, the Department will assume that such 
companies continue to operate in the same manner and will collapse them 
for respondent selection purposes. Otherwise, the Department will not 
collapse companies for purposes of respondent selection. Parties are 
requested to (a) identify which companies subject to review previously 
were collapsed, and (b) provide a citation to the proceeding in which 
they were collapsed. Further, if companies are requested to complete 
the Quantity and Value (Q&V) Questionnaire for purposes of respondent 
selection, in general each company must report volume and value data 
separately for itself. Parties should not include data for any other 
party, even if they believe they should be treated as a single entity 
with that other party. If a company was collapsed with another company 
or companies in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding 
where the Department considered collapsing that entity, complete Q&V 
data for that collapsed entity must be submitted.

Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a party that has requested a 
review may withdraw that request within 90 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. The 
regulation provides that the Department may extend this time if it is 
reasonable to do so. In order to provide parties additional certainty 
with respect to when the Department will exercise its discretion to 
extend this 90-day deadline, interested parties are advised that the 
Department does not intend to extend the 90-day deadline unless the 
requestor demonstrates that an extraordinary circumstance has prevented 
it from submitting a timely withdrawal request. Determinations by the 
Department to extend the 90-day deadline will be made on a case-by-case 
basis.

Separate Rates

    In proceedings involving non-market economy (NME) countries, the 
Department begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies 
within the country are subject to government control and, thus, should 
be assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is the 
Department's policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to 
an administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an 
exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to 
be entitled to a separate rate.
    To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from 
government control of its export activities to be entitled to a 
separate rate, the Department analyzes each entity exporting the 
subject merchandise. In accordance with the separate rates criteria, 
the Department assigns separate rates to companies in NME cases only if 
respondents can demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto 
government control over export activities.
    All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate rate 
status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must 
complete, as appropriate, either a separate rate application or 
certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in 
order to demonstrate separate rate eligibility, the Department requires 
entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate 
rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they 
participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for 
obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be 
available on the Department's Web site at http://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal 
Register notice. In responding to the certification, please follow the 
``Instructions for Filing the Certification'' in the Separate Rate 
Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to the Department 
no later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Federal 
Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a 
Certification applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned 
firms, and foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise 
to the United States.
    Entities that currently do not have a separate rate from a 
completed segment of the proceeding \2\ should timely file a Separate 
Rate Application to demonstrate eligibility for a separate rate in this 
proceeding. In addition, companies that received a separate rate in a 
completed segment of the proceeding that have subsequently made 
changes, including, but not

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limited to, changes to corporate structure, acquisitions of new 
companies or facilities, or changes to their official company name,\3\ 
should timely file a Separate Rate Application to demonstrate 
eligibility for a separate rate in this proceeding. The Separate Rate 
Status Application will be available on the Department's Web site at 
http://enforcement.trade.gov/nme/nme-sep-rate.html on the date of 
publication of this Federal Register notice. In responding to the 
Separate Rate Status Application, refer to the instructions contained 
in the application. Separate Rate Status Applications are due to the 
Department no later than 30 calendar days of publication of this 
Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a 
Separate Rate Status Application applies equally to NME-owned firms, 
wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign sellers that purchase and 
export subject merchandise to the United States.
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    \2\ Such entities include entities that have not participated in 
the proceeding, entities that were preliminarily granted a separate 
rate in any currently incomplete segment of the proceeding (e.g., an 
ongoing administrative review, new shipper review, etc.) and 
entities that lost their separate rate in the most recently 
completed segment of the proceeding in which they participated.
    \3\ Only changes to the official company name, rather than trade 
names, need to be addressed via a Separate Rate Application. 
Information regarding new trade names may be submitted via a 
Separate Rate Certification.
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    For exporters and producers who submit a separate-rate status 
application or certification and subsequently are selected as mandatory 
respondents, these exporters and producers will no longer be eligible 
for separate rate status unless they respond to all parts of the 
questionnaire as mandatory respondents.

Initiation of Reviews

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating 
administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing 
duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these 
reviews not later than October 31, 2018.

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                                                  Period to be reviewed
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          Antidumping Duty Proceedings
 
Australia: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat                 3/22/16-9/30/17
 Products A-602-809............................
    BlueScope Steel, Ltd.
    BlueScope Steel Americas, Inc
    Steelscape LLC
Brazil: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod          10/1/16-9/30/17
 A-351-832.....................................
    ArcelorMittal Brasil SA
    Siderurgica Norte Brasil SA
    Sinobras
    Villares Metals SA
    Votorantim Siderurgia
Brazil: Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products A-351-            3/22/16-9/30/17
 845...........................................
    Aperam South America
    ArcelorMittal Brasil
    CSN--Companhia Siderurgica Nacional
    CSS--Companhia Siderurgica Suape
    Marcegaglia do Brasil
    Usiminas--Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas
     Gerais SA
Japan: Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products A-         3/22/16-9/30/17
 588-874.......................................
    Hanwa Co., Ltd
    Hitachi Metals, Ltd
    Honda Trading Canada, Inc
    JFE Steel Corporation
    JFE Shoji Trade America
    Kanematsu Corporation
    Kobe Steel, Ltd
    Mitsui & Co., Ltd
    Miyama Industry Co., Ltd
    Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Nippon Steel & Sumikin Logistics Co., Ltd
    Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd
    Okaya & Co., Ltd
    Panasonic Corporation
    Saint-Gobain KK
    Shinsho Corporation
    Sumitomo Corporation
    Suzukaku Corporation
    Tokyo Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd
    Toyota Tsusho Corporation Nagoya
Mexico: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod          10/1/16-9/30/17
 A-201-830.....................................
    ArcelorMittal Mexico, S.A. de C.V
    ArcelorMittal Las Truchas, S.A. de C.V
    Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V
    Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V
Republic of Korea: Hot-Rolled Steel Flat                 3/22/16-9/30/17
 Products A-580-883............................
    Daewood International Corp
    Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd
    Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd
    Hyundai Steel Co
    Marubeni-Itochu Steel Korea
    POSCO
    POSCO Processing & Service Co
    Soon Hong Trading Co
    Sungjin Co
The Netherlands: Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products          3/22/16-9/30/17
 A-421-813.....................................
    Tata Steel Ijmuiden BV
The People's Republic of China: Certain                   8/1/16-7/31/17
 Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires \4\ A-
 570-016.......................................
    Cheng Shin Tire & Rubber (China) Co., Ltd.
    Shandong Haolong Rubber Tire Co., Ltd.
The People's Republic of China: Certain Steel             8/1/16-7/31/17
 Nails \5\ A-570-909...........................

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The People's Republic of China: Electrolytic             10/1/16-9/30/17
 Managanese Dioxide A-570-919..................
    Shenzhen Pengcheng South Industry and Trade
     Co., Ltd.
The People's Republic of China: Multilayered            12/1/15-11/30/16
 Wood Flooring \6\ A-570-970...................
    Den Hua Sen Tai Wood Co. Ltd
    Hangzhou Hanje Tec Co. Ltd
The People's Republic of China: Steel Wire               10/1/16-9/30/17
 Garment Hangers A-570-918.....................
    Da Sheng Hanger Ind. Co., Ltd
    Hangzhou Qingqing Mechanical Co. Ltd
    Hangzhou Yingqing Material Co. Ltd
    Hangzhou Yinte
    Hong Kong Wells Ltd. (USA)
    Hong Kong Wells Ltd
    Shanghai Guoxing Metal Products Co. Ltd
    Shanghai Jianhai International Trade Co.
     Ltd
    Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd
    Shangyu Baoxiang Metal Manufactured Co. Ltd
    Shaoxing Andrew Metal Manufactured Co. Ltd
    Shaoxing Dingli Metal Clotheshorse Co. Ltd
    Shaoxing Gangyuan Metal Manufactured Co.
     Ltd
    Shaoxing Guochao Metallic Products Co., Ltd
    Shaoxing Liangbao Metal Manufactured Co.
     Ltd
    Shaoxing Meideli Hanger Co. Ltd
    Shaoxing Shunji Metal Clotheshorse Co., Ltd
    Shaoxing Tongzhou Metal Manufactured Co.
     Ltd
    Shaoxing Zhongbao Metal Manufactured Co.
     Ltd
    Zhejiang Lucky Cloud Hanger Co. Ltd
Turkey: Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products A-489-            3/22/16-9/30/17
 826...........................................
    Agir Haddecilik A.S
    Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S
    Colakoglu Metalurji, A.S
    Eregrli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari T.A.S
    Gazi Metal Mamulleri Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S
    Habas Industrial and Medical Gases
     Production Industries Inc
    Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal
     Endustrisi
    Iskenderun Iron & Steel Works Co
    MMK Atakas Metalurji
    Ozkan Iron and Steel Ind
    Toscelik Profile and Sheet Ind. Co. Tosyali
     Holding
 
        Countervailing Duty Proceedings
 
Brazil: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod          1/1/16-12/31/16
 C-351-833.....................................
    ArcelorMittal Brasil SA
    Sinobras--Siderurgica Norte Brasil SA
    Villares Metals SA
    Votorantim Siderurgia
Brazil: Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products C-351-           1/15/16-12/31/16
 846...........................................
    Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A
Republic of Korea: Hot-Rolled Steel Flat                8/12/16-12/31/16
 Products C-580-884............................
    DCE Inc
    Dong Chuel America Inc
    Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd
    Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd
    Hyewon Sni Corporation (H.S.I.)
    Hyundai Steel Company
    POSCO
    Soon Hong Trading Co., Ltd
    Sung-A Steel Co., Ltd
Turkey: Oil Country Tubular Goods \7\ C-489-817          1/1/16-12/31/16
    Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret
     A.S
    Borusan Istikbal Ticaret
    Cayirova Boru San A.S
    Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S
    HG Tubulars Canada Ltd
    Yucel Boru Ihracat ve Pazarlama A.S
    Yucelboru Ihracat, Ithalat
 
             Suspension Agreements
 
Russia: Uranium A-821-802......................          10/1/16-9/30/17
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Duty Absorption Reviews
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    \4\ The companies listed above were misspelled in the initiation 
notice that published on October 16, 2017 (82 FR 48051). The correct 
spelling of the companies is listed in this notice.
    \5\ In the initiation that published on October 16, 2017 (82 FR 
48051), the Department incorrectly identified that an administrative 
review was initiated on the antidumping duty order of Certain Steel 
Nails from the PRC for R-Time Group Inc.; Unicore Tianjin Fasteners 
Co. Ltd.; Anjing Caiquing Hardware Co., Ltd.; and Nanjing Caiquing 
Hardware Co. Ltd. The Department is now correcting that notice: The 
Department is initiating administrative reviews on the antidumping 
duty order of Certain Steel Nails from the PRC for the following 
companies: (1) Ri-Time Group Inc.; (2) Unicorn Tianjin Fasteners Co. 
Ltd.; (3) Nanjing Caiqing Hardware Co., Ltd.; (4) Hebei Handform 
Plastic Products Co. Ltd.; (5) Hebei Minghao Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd.; 
(6) Hengtuo Metal Products Co. Ltd; (7) Shandong Dinglong Import & 
Export Co., Ltd; (8) Nanjing Toua Hardware & Tools Co., Ltd.; and 
(9) Hebei Minmetals Co. Ltd.
    \6\ The companies listed above were inadvertently omitted from 
the initiation notice that published on February 13, 2017 (82 FR 
10457).
    \7\ In the initiation notice that published on November 13, 2017 
(82 FR 52268) the Department inadvertently duplicated the list of 
companies for Oil Country Tubular Goods from Tukey and included 
Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S. in the initiation. However, as noted in 
that initiation notice, this company was excluded from the CVD order 
as a result of litigation. See Oil Country Tubular Goods from the 
Republic of Turkey: Amendment of Countervailing Duty Order, 82 FR 
46483 (October 26, 2017). This notice serves as a correction.
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    During any administrative review covering all or part of a period 
falling

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between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of the 
publication of an antidumping duty order under 19 CFR 351.211 or a 
determination under 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or 
suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if 
requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine 
whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or 
producer subject to the review if the subject merchandise is sold in 
the United States through an importer that is affiliated with such 
exporter or producer. The request must include the name(s) of the 
exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested.

Gap Period Liquidation

    For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no 
assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of 
subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ``gap'' period, of 
the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the POR.

Administrative Protective Orders and Letters of Appearance

    Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective orders in accordance with the procedures 
outlined in the Department's regulations at 19 CFR 351.305. Those 
procedures apply to administrative reviews included in this notice of 
initiation. Parties wishing to participate in any of these 
administrative reviews should ensure that they meet the requirements of 
these procedures (e.g., the filing of separate letters of appearance as 
discussed at 19 CFR 351.103(d)).

Factual Information Requirements

    The Department's regulations identify five categories of factual 
information in 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21), which are summarized as follows: 
(i) Evidence submitted in response to questionnaires; (ii) evidence 
submitted in support of allegations; (iii) publicly available 
information to value factors under 19 CFR 351.408(c) or to measure the 
adequacy of remuneration under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2); (iv) evidence 
placed on the record by the Department; and (v) evidence other than 
factual information described in (i)-(iv). These regulations require 
any party, when submitting factual information, to specify under which 
subsection of 19 CFR 351.102(b)(21) the information is being submitted 
and, if the information is submitted to rebut, clarify, or correct 
factual information already on the record, to provide an explanation 
identifying the information already on the record that the factual 
information seeks to rebut, clarify, or correct. The regulations, at 19 
CFR 351.301, also provide specific time limits for such factual 
submissions based on the type of factual information being submitted. 
Please review the final rule, available at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/2013/1304frn/2013-08227.txt, prior to 
submitting factual information in this segment.
    Any party submitting factual information in an antidumping duty or 
countervailing duty proceeding must certify to the accuracy and 
completeness of that information.\8\ Parties are hereby reminded that 
revised certification requirements are in effect for company/government 
officials as well as their representatives. All segments of any 
antidumping duty or countervailing duty proceedings initiated on or 
after August 16, 2013, should use the formats for the revised 
certifications provided at the end of the Final Rule.\9\ The Department 
intends to reject factual submissions in any proceeding segments if the 
submitting party does not comply with applicable revised certification 
requirements.
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    \8\ See section 782(b) of the Act.
    \9\ See Certification of Factual Information To Import 
Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Proceedings, 78 FR 42678 (July 17, 2013) (Final Rule); see also the 
frequently asked questions regarding the Final Rule, available at 
http://enforcement.trade.gov/tlei/notices/factual_info_final_rule_FAQ_07172013.pdf.
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Extension of Time Limits Regulation

    Parties may request an extension of time limits before a time limit 
established under Part 351 expires, or as otherwise specified by the 
Secretary. See 19 CFR 351.302. In general, an extension request will be 
considered untimely if it is filed after the time limit established 
under Part 351 expires. For submissions which are due from multiple 
parties simultaneously, an extension request will be considered 
untimely if it is filed after 10:00 a.m. on the due date. Examples 
include, but are not limited to: (1) Case and rebuttal briefs, filed 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309; (2) factual information to value factors 
under 19 CFR 351.408(c), or to measure the adequacy of remuneration 
under 19 CFR 351.511(a)(2), filed pursuant to 19 CFR 351.301(c)(3) and 
rebuttal, clarification and correction filed pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.301(c)(3)(iv); (3) comments concerning the selection of a surrogate 
country and surrogate values and rebuttal; (4) comments concerning U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection data; and (5) quantity and value 
questionnaires. Under certain circumstances, the Department may elect 
to specify a different time limit by which extension requests will be 
considered untimely for submissions which are due from multiple parties 
simultaneously. In such a case, the Department will inform parties in 
the letter or memorandum setting forth the deadline (including a 
specified time) by which extension requests must be filed to be 
considered timely. This modification also requires that an extension 
request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and 
clarifies the circumstances under which the Department will grant 
untimely-filed requests for the extension of time limits. These 
modifications are effective for all segments initiated on or after 
October 21, 2013. Please review the final rule, available at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/html/2013-22853.htm, prior to 
submitting factual information in these segments.
    These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: December 1, 2017.
James Maeder,
Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
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