2019-24540. Certain Steel Nails From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2018  

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


    The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain steel nails (steel nails) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review.


    Applicable November 12, 2019.

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    Olatunbosun Leigh, 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.

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    On July 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on steel nails from Vietnam for the period January 01, 2018, through December 31, 2018.[1] On July 31, 2019, Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner), a domestic producer of steel nails, filed a timely request for review, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).[2] 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 16 companies.[3] On October 1, 2019, the petitioner filed a timely withdrawal of request for the administrative review with respect to all 16 companies.[4]

    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 petitioner, the only party to file a request for review, withdrew its request by the 90-day deadline. Accordingly, we are rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on steel nails from Vietnam for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, in its entirety.


    Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of steel nails from Vietnam. Countervailing duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated countervailing 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 countervailing 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 countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled countervailing 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 5, 2019.

    James Maeder,

    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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    1.  See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 84 FR 31295 (July 1, 2019).

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    2.  See Letter from the petitioner, “Steel nails from Vietnam: Petitioner's Request for 2018 Administrative Review,” dated July 31, 2019.

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    3.  See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 47242 (September 9, 2019).

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    4.  See Letter from the petitioner, “Certain Steel Nails from Vietnam: Withdrawal of Requests for Administrative Reviews,” dated October 1, 2019.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-24540 Filed 11-8-19; 8:45 am]


Document Information

Commerce Department
International Trade Administration
Document Number:
Applicable November 12, 2019.
61018-61019 (2 pages)
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