[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 114 (Wednesday, June 13, 2018)]
[Pages 27541-27543]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12692]



International Trade Administration


Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain 
companies covered by this administrative review made sales of circular 
welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at 
less than normal value during the period of review (POR) November 1, 
2015, through October 31, 2016.

DATES: Applicable June 13, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan or Thomas Schauer, 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) 482-2201 or (202) 482-
0410, respectively.



    On December 6, 2017, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of 
the administrative review.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment 
on the Preliminary Results and received case and rebuttal briefs from 
interested parties.\2\

    \1\ See Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic 
of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review; 2015-2016, 82 FR 57583 (December 6, 2017) (Preliminary 
    \2\ See the case briefs from Wheatland Tube Company, Husteel 
Co., Ltd., Hyundai Steel Company, and SeAH Steel Corporation, dated 
January 12, 2018, and the rebuttal briefs from Wheatland Tube 
Company, Husteel Co., Ltd., Hyundai Steel Company, and SeAH Steel 
Corporation, dated January 19, 2018.

    Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by 
the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 
2018.\3\ On March 16, 2018, Commerce postponed the final results of 
this review until June 7, 2018.\4\

    \3\ See Memorandum, ``Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the 
Federal Government,'' dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this 
segment of the proceeding have been extended by three days.
    \4\ See Memorandum, ``Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from 
the Republic of Korea: Extension of Deadline for Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review,'' dated March 16, 2018.

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is circular welded non-alloy 
steel pipe and tube. Imports of the product are currently classifiable 
in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
subheadings 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 
7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, and 7306.30.5090. While the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description is dispositive. A full description of the scope of 
the order is

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contained in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\5\

    \5\ See the Memorandum, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular 
Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea; 2015-2016,'' 
dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues 
and Decision Memorandum).

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties in 
this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which 
is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised is 
attached in the Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision 
Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via 
Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to 
registered users at https://access.trade.gov and to all parties in the 
Central Records Unit, Room B-8024 of the main Department of Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of comments received, we revised the 
preliminary margin calculations for the two mandatory respondents, 
Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel) and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel). 
These revisions resulted in changes to the margins for Husteel, Hyundai 
Steel, and the three respondents not selected for individual 
examination for the final results of this review.

Final Results of the Administrative Review

    We determine that the following weighted-average dumping margins 
exist for the respondents for the period November 1, 2015, through 
October 31, 2016.

                    Producer/exporter                         dumping
AJU Besteel.............................................           19.28
Husteel Co., Ltd........................................            7.71
Hyundai Steel Company \6\...............................           30.85
NEXTEEL.................................................           19.28
SeAH Steel Corporation..................................           19.28


    \6\ In the initiation notice, we initiated reviews of both 
Hyundai HYSCO and Hyundai Steel Company, but stated that Hyundai 
Steel Company is the successor-in-interest to Hyundai HYSCO. See 
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews, 82 FR 4294, 4296 (January 13, 2017).


    We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this 
proceeding within five days after public announcement of the final 
results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Assessment Rates

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of 
this review.
    For Husteel and Hyundai Steel, we calculated importer-specific 
assessment rates on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of 
antidumping duties calculated for each importer's examined sales and 
the total entered value of the sales, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1).\7\ For entries of subject merchandise during the period 
of review produced by Husteel or Hyundai Steel for which it did not 
know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if 
there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the 

    \7\ In these final results, Commerce applied the assessment rate 
calculation method adopted in Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation 
of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in 
Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101 
(February 14, 2012).

    For the companies which were not selected for individual 
examination, AJU Besteel, NEXTEEL, and SeAH Steel Corporation, we will 
instruct CBP to apply the rates listed above to all entries of subject 
merchandise produced and/or exported by these firms. We intend to issue 
liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final 
results of these reviews.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of this notice for all shipments of CWP from Korea entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The 
cash deposit rate for the companies listed above will be equal to the 
weighted-average dumping margins established in these final results of 
administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by producers or 
exporters not covered in this review but covered in a prior completed 
segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be 
the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if 
the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or 
the original investigation but the producer has been covered in a prior 
complete segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will be the 
rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the 
merchandise; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or 
exporters will continue to be 4.80 percent,\8\ the all-others rate 
determined in the less-than-fair-value investigation. These cash 
deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until 
further notice.

    \8\ See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Circular 
Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea 
(Korea), Mexico, and Venezuela, and Amendment to Final Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy 
Steel Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992).

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a 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 or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a violation 
subject to sanction.
    This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

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    Dated: June 7, 2018.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.


List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

Scope of the Order
Rates for Respondents Not Selected for Individual Examination
Discussion of the Issues
    Comment 1: Particular Market Situation
    Comment 2: Additional Particular Market Situation Adjustments
    Comment 3: Allegations of Improper Political Influence
    Comment 4: Differential Pricing
    Comment 5: Universe of Sales (Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel))
    Comment 6: Certain Grades Sold (Husteel)
    Comment 7: Universe of Sales (Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai 
    Comment 8: Advertising Expenses (Hyundai Steel)
    Comment 9: Assessment Rates (Hyundai Steel)

[FR Doc. 2018-12692 Filed 6-12-18; 8:45 am]