Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that manufacturers/exporters of welded line pipe from the Republic of Korea sold welded line pipe at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), May 22, 2015, through November 30, 2016.
Applicable July 18, 2018.
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David Goldberger or Ross Belliveau, 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) 482-4136 or (202) 482-4952, respectively.
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This review covers 24 producers and/or exporters. Commerce selected two companies, Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel) and SeAH Steel Company (SeAH), for individual examination. The producers and/or exporters not selected for individual examination are listed in the “Final Results of the Review” section of this notice.
On January 9, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.
On February 23, 2018, we postponed the final results by 60 days, until July 11, 2018.
On March 23, 2018, we received case briefs from Hyundai Steel, SeAH, Husteel Co. Ltd. (Husteel), NEXTEEL Co., Ltd., and Maverick Tube Corporation (Maverick).
On April 2, 2018, we received rebuttal briefs from Hyundai Steel, SeAH, Husteel, and Maverick.
On June 27, 2018, Maverick and SeAH submitted comments in response to factual information Commerce placed on the record on June 25, 2018.
On July 2, 2018, Maverick Start Printed Page 33920submitted information rebutting SeAH's submission.
Scope of the Order
The merchandise subject to the order is welded line pipe.
The product is currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers: 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.1060, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.1060, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, and 7306.19.5150. Although the HTSUS numbers are provided for convenience and for customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.
Analysis of Comments Received
All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs are listed in the Appendix to this notice and addressed in the IDM.
Interested parties can find a complete discussion of these issues and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which 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 http://access.trade.gov, and is also available to all interested parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024, of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the IDM can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed IDM and the electronic version of the IDM are identical in content.
Changes Since the Preliminary Results
Based on a review of the record and comments received from interested parties regarding our Preliminary Results, we made certain changes to the preliminary weighted-average margin calculations for Hyundai Steel and SeAH.
Final Results of the Review
We are assigning the following weighted-average dumping margins to the firms listed below for the period May 22, 2015, through November 30, 2016:
|Exporter/producer||Weighted- average dumping
|Hyundai Steel Company/Hyundai HYSCO 10||18.77|
|SeAH Steel Company||17.81|
Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable to the Following Companies: 
|Exporter/producer||Weighted- average dumping
|AJU BESTEEL CO., Ltd||18.30|
|Daewoo International Corporation||18.30|
|Dong Yang Steel Pipe||18.30|
|Dongbu Incheon Steel Co||18.30|
|Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd||18.30|
|Dongkuk Steel Mill||18.30|
|EEW Korea Co, Ltd||18.30|
|HISTEEL Co., Ltd||18.30|
|Husteel Co., Ltd||18.30|
|Keonwood Metals Co., Ltd||18.30|
|Kolon Global Corp||18.30|
|Korea Cast Iron Pipe Ind. Co., Ltd||18.30|
|Miju Steel MFG Co., Ltd||18.30|
|MSTEEL Co., Ltd||18.30|
|NEXTEEL Co., Ltd||18.30|
|Poongsan Valinox (Valtimet Division)||18.30|
|Sam Kang M&T Co., Ltd||18.30|
|Sin Sung Metal Co., Ltd||18.30|
|Soon-Hong Trading Company||18.30|
|Steel Flower Co., Ltd||18.30|
We intend to disclose the calculations performed within five days of the date of publication of this notice to parties in this proceeding, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, 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.
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), where Hyundai Steel and SeAH reported the entered value of their U.S. sales, we calculated importer-specific ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of the sales for which entered value was reported. Where Hyundai Steel did not report entered value, we calculated the entered value in order to calculate the assessment rate. Where either the respondent's weighted-average dumping margin is zero or de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), or an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping duties.
For the companies which were not selected for individual review, we will assign an assessment rate based on the average 
of the cash deposit rates calculated for Hyundai Steel and SeAH. The final results of this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties on entries of merchandise covered by the final results of this review and for future deposits of estimated duties, where applicable.
We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this administrative review.
Cash Deposit Requirements
The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of Start Printed Page 33921this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for each specific company listed above will be that established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent and, therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding in which the company participated; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent segment for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 4.38 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.
These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
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.
Administrative Protective Order
This notice serves as the only 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), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of return/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 sanctionable violation.
This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.
Dated: July 11, 2018.
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 IDM
III. Margin Calculations
IV. Discussion of the Issues
Comment 1: Existence of a Particular Market Situation (PMS)
Comment 2: Additional PMS Adjustments
Comment 3: Allegations of Improper Political Influence in Determining the PMS
Comment 4: Differential Pricing
Comment 5: Reimbursement of Antidumping Duties
Hyundai Steel-Specific Issues:
Comment 6: Collapsing Hyundai RB with Hyundai Steel
Comment 7: Date of Sale for Hyundai Steel's U.S. Sales
Comment 8: Reporting of Hyundai Steel's Downstream Sales
Comment 9: Assignment of Costs for Hyundai Steel's Non-Prime Pipe
Comment 10: Hyundai Steel's Foreign Inland Freight Expenses
Comment 11: Calculation Error for Hyundai Steel in the Preliminary Results
Comment 12: SeAH's Third Country Comparison Market Viability
Comment 13: Constructed Export Price (CEP) Offset for SeAH
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