Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Rescission of the 2019 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

Citation86 FR 14578
CourtInternational Trade Administration
Publication Date17 Mar 2021
Record Number2021-05477
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 17, 2021)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 14578-14579]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-05477]
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                DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
                International Trade Administration
                [C-351-846]
                Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil: Rescission of
                the 2019 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
                AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration,
                Department of Commerce.
                SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the
                administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain
                hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Brazil for the
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                period of review (POR) January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.
                DATES: Applicable March 17, 2021.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ajay Menon, AD/CVD Operations, Office
                II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration,
                U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington,
                DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1993.
                Background
                 On October 1, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a
                notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD
                order on hot-rolled steel from Brazil for the POR.\1\ On October 30,
                2020, Commerce received a timely request from AK Steel Corporation,
                Nucor Corporation, United States Steel Corporation, Steel Dynamics,
                Inc., and SSAB Enterprises, LLC (collectively, domestic interested
                parties), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930,
                as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an
                administrative review of this CVD order for 12 companies.\2\
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                 \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or
                Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative
                Review, 85 FR 61926 (October 1, 2020).
                 \2\ See Letter from Petitioners, ``Hot-Rolled Steel Flat
                Products from Brazil: Request for Administrative Review of
                Countervailing Duty Order,'' dated October 30, 2020.
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                 On December 8, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a
                notice of initiation with respect to these companies.\3\ On February 2,
                2021, the domestic interested parties timely withdrew their request for
                an administrative review for all 12 companies.\4\
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                 \3\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty
                Administrative Reviews, 85 FR 78990 (December 8, 2020).
                 \4\ See Letter from Petitioners, ``Hot-Rolled Steel Flat
                Products from Brazil: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative
                Review of Countervailing Duty Order,'' dated February 2, 2021.
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                Rescission of Review
                 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an
                administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that
                requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of
                publication of notice of initiation of the requested review. As noted
                above, the domestic interested parties withdrew their request for
                review by the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested an
                administrative review of this order. Therefore, we are rescinding the
                administrative review of the CVD order on certain hot-rolled steel flat
                products from Brazil covering the period January 1, 2019, through
                December 31, 2019, in its entirety.
                Assessment
                 Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to
                assess countervailing duties on all appropriate entries. Because
                Commerce is rescinding this administrative review in its entirety, the
                entries to which this administrative review pertained 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 directly to CBP no
                earlier than 35 days after the date of publication of this notice in
                the Federal Register.
                Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders
                 This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to
                administrative protective order (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 terms of an APO is a sanctionable
                violation.
                Notification to Interested Parties
                 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).
                 Dated: March 11, 2021.
                James Maeder,
                Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty
                Operations.
                [FR Doc. 2021-05477 Filed 3-16-21; 8:45 am]
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