Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017.
Applicable October 26, 2018.
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Mark Flessner, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6312.
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On November 1, 2017, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order 
on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico for the POR.
Commerce received a timely request from Wheatland Tube (the petitioner), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an administrative review of this antidumping duty order with respect to 25 companies.
No other party submitted a request for administrative review.
On January 11, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation with respect to 25 companies.
Commerce stated in its initiation of this review that it intended to rely on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data to select respondents.
However, our review of the CBP data, with respect to the companies for which reviews were requested, showed no entries of certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe originating in Mexico which were subject to antidumping (AD) duties during the POR.
Between January 17, 2018, and February 12, 2018, Tubacero S. de R.L. de C.V. (“Tubacero”); Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V. (“LYPCSA”) and its affiliate Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de C.V. (“TUNA”); 
Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S.A. de C.V. (“Regiopytsa”) and its affiliate Pytco, S.A. de C.V. (“Pytco”); 
and Mach 1 Global Services, Inc. and its affiliate Mach 1 Aero Servicios S De RL de CV each timely submitted a certification of no shipments.
On February 15, 2018, we placed on the record the results of our query of the CBP database and invited comment from interested parties.
We received no comments.
In accordance with our standard practice, we transmitted port inquiry messages to CBP requesting that any CBP import officer with information contrary to the statements of no shipments submitted by Lamina y Placa, TUNA, Tubacero, Villacero Tuna, Regiopytsa, Pytco, or Mach 1 report that information to Commerce.
We received no information from CBP contrary to the statements of no shipments from Lamina y Placa, TUNA, Tubacero, Villacero Tuna, Pytco, or Mach 1. In addition, we received no comment from any party with regard to these port inquiry messages.
On March 20, 2018, we placed on the record the CBP response to our port inquiry message for Regiopytsa, which showed certain entries, and invited comment from interested parties.
We received no comments. Consequent to the CBP response to our port inquiry message for Regiopytsa, we requested the entry documents for the entries in question. On May 15, 2018, we placed the entry documents we received from CBP on the record, inviting interested parties to submit rebuttal factual information.
On May 29, 2018, Start Printed Page 54085Regiopytsa submitted rebuttal factual information and contended that the entries in question did not constitute subject merchandise.
Specifically, Regiopytsa submitted a copy of Commerce's 2016 Regiopytsa Scope Ruling,
and noted that the products in question had already been determined to be not within the scope of the Order.
Moreover, Regiopytsa stated that it subsequently revised the categorization of these entries with CBP.
We confirmed this revision of categorization with CBP. No party commented upon Regiopytsa's rebuttal factual information submission.
We subsequently transmitted additional port inquiry messages to CBP requesting that any CBP import officer with information of entries by the remaining 21 companies under review 
report that information to Commerce.
We received no such information from CBP. We received no comment from any party with regard to these port inquiry messages.
On August 29, 2018, we issued a memorandum stating that, because the CBP data showed that there are no suspended entries of subject merchandise from any of the companies subject to this review upon which to assess duties, we intended to rescind this review.
We invited parties to comment on this memorandum, but did not receive any comments.
Rescission of Administrative Review
It is Commerce's practice to rescind an administrative review pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) when there are no entries of subject merchandise during the POR subject to AD/CVD duties and for which liquidation is suspended.
At the end of the administrative review, the suspended entries are liquidated at the assessment rate computed for the review period.
Therefore, for an administrative review to be conducted, there must be a reviewable, suspended entry to be liquidated at the newly calculated assessment rate. Because the CBP data showed that there are no suspended entries of subject merchandise from any of the companies subject to this review upon which to assess duties, we are rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017, in its entirety, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3).
Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders
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). 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 sanctionable violation.
This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).
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Dated: October 22, 2018.
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
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