Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.
Applicable November 12, 2019.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Olatunbosun Leigh or John Drury, 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) 482-0506 or (202) 482-0195, respectively.
On May 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OCTG from China for the period May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
On May 31, 2019, United States Steel Corporation, Maverick Tube Corporation, Tenaris Bay City, Inc., TMK IPSCO, Vallourec Star, L.P., and Welded Tube USA (the petitioners), filed a timely request for review, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Start Printed Page 61021and 19 CFR 351.213(b).
Pursuant to this request, and in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of 130 companies.
On October 1, 2019, the petitioners filed a timely withdrawal of request for the administrative review with respect to all 130 companies.
Rescission of Review
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested the review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted above, the petitioners, the only parties to file a request for review, withdrew their requests by the 90-day deadline. Accordingly, we are rescinding antidumping duty order on OCTG from China for the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019, in its entirety.
Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of oil country tubular goods from China. 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 351.402(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 Commerce's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping 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 issued 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: November 4, 2019.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.
[FR Doc. 2019-24460 Filed 11-8-19; 8:45 am]
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