Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (Dongkuk) made sales of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value, and Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai) did not, during the period of review (POR), January 4, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
Applicable March 22, 2019.
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Lingjun Wang or Elfi Blum-Page, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-2316 or at 202-482-0197, respectively.
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Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 10, 2018.
On February 7, 2019, Commerce determined that a cost-based particular market situation existed with respect to the production cost of CORE in Korea during the POR.
For a history of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.
On November 19, 2018, Commerce postponed the final results of this review until February 6, 2019.
As a result of the partial government shutdown, the deadline for the final results of this review was revised to March 18, 2019.
Scope of the Order
The products covered by this order are certain corrosion-resistant steel products. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see attachment to the Issues and Decision Memorandum.
Analysis of Comments Received
All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties are addressed in the IDM, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues are identified in the Appendix to this notice. The IDM 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 in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room Start Printed Page 10785B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the IDM can be accessed at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed IDM and the electronic versions of the IDM are identical in content.
Changes Since the Preliminary Results
Based on our review of the record and comments received from interested parties, we made certain revisions to the preliminary margin calculations for Dongkuk and Hyundai.
Final Results of the Administrative Review
We have determined the following weighted-average dumping margins for the exporters or producers listed below for the POR: 
|Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd||7.33|
|Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd||7.33|
|Hyundai Steel Company||0.00|
Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), Commerce will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protections (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. We will calculate 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).
For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by each respondent for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate such entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review.
Cash Deposit Requirements
The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the respondents noted above will be the rate established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this administrative review but covered in a prior segment of the proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding for the producer of the subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 8.31 percent, the all-others cash deposit rate established in the investigation.
These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice.
Notification to Importers Regarding the Reimbursement of Duties
This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during the POR. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
Administrative Protective Order
This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction 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.
We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).
Dated: March 19, 2019.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
List of Topics Discussed in the Final IDM
II. List of Comments
IV. Scope of the Order
V. Changes Since the Preliminary Results
VI. Discussion of the Comments
Comment 1: Whether a Cost-Based Particular Market Situation Exists in Korea
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (Dongkuk) Comments
Comment 2: Whether Dongkuk is Affiliated with POSCO
Comment 3: Whether Commerce Should Apply Adverse Facts Available (AFA) to Dongkuk Because it Failed to Report Certain Information Related to POSCO
Comment 4: Whether to Adjust the Price of Dongkuk's Purchases from JFE Steel Corporation
Comment 5: Whether to Apply AFA to Freight Provided by Dongkuk's Affiliated Provider
Comment 6: Whether to Grant a Constructed Export Price (CEP) Offset to Dongkuk
Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai) Comments
Comment 7: Whether Commerce Should Apply Total AFA to Hyundai
Comment 8: Whether Hyundai Overallocated U.S. Price to the CORE Input of its Sales of After-Service Auto Parts
Comment 9: Whether Hyundai Withheld CONNUM-Specific Costs and Submitted Aberrational Cost Data
Comment 10: Whether Hyundai Withheld Other Information Requested by Commerce
Comment 11: Whether a Close Supplier Relationship Exists between Hyundai's Captive, Intermediate Processors and the Hyundai Group, Thereby Creating Artificial U.S. Prices
Comment 12: Whether Commerce Should Continue to Apply Partial AFA to Hyundai
Comment 13: Whether Commerce Should Use Hyundai's Manufacturer Variable
Comment 14: Whether Commerce Should Grant a CEP Offset to Hyundai
Comment 15: Whether Commerce Should Use Hyundai's Customer-Specific Warranty ExpensesStart Printed Page 10786
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[FR Doc. 2019-05523 Filed 3-21-19; 8:45 am]
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