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Notice

Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

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AGENCY:

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

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that sales of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

DATES:

Applicable July 1, 2020.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-8362.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On December 19, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review in the Federal Register.[1] For a summary of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.[2] On March 12, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results to June 16, 2020.[3] On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for the final results of the administrative review until August 5, 2020.[4]

Scope of the Order

The merchandise subject to this order is carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod. The product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) item numbers 7213.91.3010, 7213.91.3090, 7213.91.4510, 7213.91.4590, 7213.91.6010, 7213.91.6090, 7213.99.0031, 7213.99.0038, 7213.997.0090, 7227.20.0010, 7227.20.0020, 7227.20.0090, 7227.20.0095, 7227.90.6051, 7227.90.6053, 7227.90.6058, and 7227.90.6059. Although the HTS numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written product description remains dispositive.[5]

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Analysis of Comments Received

We addressed all issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues are identified in the Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum 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. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/​frn/​. The signed Issues and Decision Memorandum and the electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

Based on our analysis of the comments received from parties, we have made certain revisions to the margin calculation for Deacero.[6]

Final Results of Review

Deacero was the sole mandatory respondent. We have calculated a weighted-average dumping margin for Deacero that is not zero, de minimis, or determined entirely on the basis of facts available. Therefore, the margins assigned to the companies not selected for individual examination are equal to the margin calculated for Deacero.

Commerce determines that the following weighted-average dumping margins exist for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018:

Producer/exporterWeighted- average dumping margin (percent)
Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V13.68
Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V13.68
ArcelorMittal Mexico S.A. de C.V (formerly ArcelorMittal Las Truchas S.A. de C.V.)13.68
Grupo Villacero S.A. de C.V13.68
Talleres y Aceros de C.V13.68

Disclosure

We intend to disclose the calculations performed to parties in this proceeding within five days after publication of these final results in the Federal Register, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Assessment Rates

In accordance with the final results of this review, Commerce has determined, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b). Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 41 days after the date of publication of these final results of review.[7]

For Deacero, Commerce has calculated importer-specific antidumping duty assessment rates by aggregating the total amount of dumping calculated for the examined sales of each importer and dividing each of these amounts by the total entered value associated with those sales. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the importer-specific assessment rate is zero or de minimis. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Deacero for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For the companies not selected for individual examination, we will instruct CBP to apply an assessment rate to all entries produced and/or exported by those companies equal to the dumping margin indicated above.

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 publication of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) For producers or exporters covered in this administrative review, the cash deposit rates will be the rates established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for producers 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 recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation, but the producer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the producer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other producers or exporters will continue to be 20.11 percent, the all-others rate established in the investigation.[8] These cash 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 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/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.

Notification to Interested Parties

We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h).

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Dated: June 24, 2020.

Jeffrey I. Kessler,

Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

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Appendix

List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum

I. Summary

II. List of Comments

III. Background

IV. Non-Selected Rate

V. Scope of the Order

VI. Discussion of Comments

Comment 1: Whether Commerce Properly Adjusted Decaero's Costs to Exclude Yield Loss Reporting

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Comment 3: Whether Commerce Should Correct Ministerial Errors Contained in its Preliminary Margin Calculation and Account for U.S. Inland Freight Expenses

VII. Recommendation

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Footnotes

1.  See Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 84 FR 69722 (December 19, 2019) (Preliminary Results) and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.

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2.  See Memorandum, “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico; 2017-2018,” dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum).

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3.  See Memorandum, “Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results,” dated March 12, 2020.

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4.  See Memorandum, “Tolling of Deadlines for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews in Response to Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19,” dated April 24, 2020.

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5.  For a full description of the scope of the order, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.

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6.  See Issues and Decision Memorandum; see also Memorandum, “Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico, 2017-2018: Deacero Final Results Sales Calculation Memorandum,” dated concurrently with this notice.

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8.  See Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ukraine, 67 FR 65945, 65947 (October 29, 2002).

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