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Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (Under 41/2

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AGENCY:

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

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (under 41/2 inches) from Japan for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.

DATES:

Applicable October 25, 2019.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dusten Hom, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5075.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On June 3, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (under 41/2 inches) from Japan for the POR of June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019.[1] United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) timely filed requests for an administrative review of Denka Company Limited (Denka), Ebara Corporation (Ebara), JFE Steel Corporation (JFE Steel), Kaneka Corporation (Kaneka), Kawasaki Steel Corporation (Kawasaki Steel), Maruichi Kohan Limited (Maruichi), Metal One Tubular Products Incorporated (Metal One), Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (N&S), Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon Steel), NKK Tubes (NKK), Okaya & Company Limited (Okaya), Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo Corp.), Sumitomo Metal Industries Limited (Sumitomo Metal), Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (Taiheiyo), Vallourec & Sumitomo Tubos do Brasil Limitada (V&C), Vallourec Solucoes Tubulares do Brasil (Vallourec Solucoes), and Yamashin Industry Company (Yamashin), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).[2]

On July 29, 2019, pursuant to these requests, and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice initiating an Start Printed Page 57401administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (under 41/2 inches) from Japan with respect to Denka, Ebara, JFE Steel, Kaneka, Kawasaki Steel, Maruichi, Metal One, N&S, Nippon Steel, NKK, Okaya, Sumitomo Corp., Sumitomo Metal, Taiheiyo, V&C, Vallourec Solucoes, and Yamashin.[3] On September 4, 2019, U.S. Steel withdrew its request for an administrative review with respect to all of the companies for which it had requested a review.[4]

Rescission of Review

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party or parties that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. U.S. Steel withdrew its request for review of Denka, Ebara, JFE Steel, Kaneka, Kawasaki Steel, Maruichi, Metal One, N&S, Nippon Steel, NKK, Okaya, Sumitomo Corp., Sumitomo Metal, Taiheiyo, V&C, Vallourec Solucoes, and Yamashin. U.S. Steel withdrew its request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation. No other parties requested an administrative review of the order. Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review in its entirety.

Assessment

Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (under 41/2 inches) from Japan. Antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

Notification to Importers

This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.42(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of AD duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce's presumption that reimbursement of AD duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled AD duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

This notice also serves as a reminder to all 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. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.

This notice is issues and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

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Dated: October 21, 2019.

James Maeder,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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Footnotes

1.  See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order. Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 25521 (June 3, 2019).

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2.  See letter from U.S. Steel, “Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard line, and Pressure Pipe (Under 41/2 Inches) from Japan: Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order,” dated June 28, 2019.

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3.  See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 36572 (July 29, 2019).

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4.  See letter from U.S. Steel, “Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (Under 4.5 Inches) from Japan: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Order,” dated September 24, 2019.

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[FR Doc. 2019-23339 Filed 10-24-19; 8:45 am]

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