Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People's Republic of China

 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-943

Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of

China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and

Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration,

Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: May 21, 2010.

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of

Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission

(``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On May 14, 2010 the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of threat of material injury to a U.S. industry, and its negative determination of critical circumstances. See

Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from China (Investigation No. 731-TA- 1159 (Final), USITC Publication 4152 (May 2010)). In addition, the

Department is amending its final determination as a result of ministerial errors.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Eugene Degnan, AD/CVD

Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade

Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and

Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 4474 or (202) 482-0414, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (``Act''), the

Department published the final determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping investigation of OCTG from the PRC. See

Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People's Republic of China:

Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Final

Determination of Critical Circumstances and Final Determination of

Targeted Dumping, 75 FR 20335 (April 19, 2010) (``Final

Determination'').

Amendment to the Final Determination

On April 19, 2010, the Department published its affirmative final determination in this proceeding. See Final Determination. On April 21, 2010, Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation (``TPCO''), a mandatory respondent, and Petitioners \1\ submitted ministerial error allegations and requested, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224, that the Department correct the alleged ministerial errors in the calculation of TPCO's dumping margin. Petitioners submitted rebuttal comments on April 26, 2010. TPCO submitted rebuttal comments on April 23, 2010 and on April 27, 2010.\2\

No other interested party submitted ministerial error allegations or rebuttal comments.

\1\ United States Steel Corporation, Maverick Tube Corporation,

TMK IPSCO, V&M Star L.P., Wheatland Tube Corp., Evraz Rocky Mountain

Steel, and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing,

Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union,

AFL-CIO-CLC are the petitioners (collectively ``Petitioners'') in this investigation.

\2\ This second set of rebuttal comments was submitted by TPCO in response to Petitioners' rebuttal comments submitted on April 23, 2010.

After analyzing all interested party comments and rebuttals, we have determined, in accordance with section 735(e) of the Act and 19

CFR 351.224(e), that we made ministerial errors in our calculations for the Final Determination with respect to TPCO. For a detailed discussion of these ministerial errors, as well as the Department's analysis of the errors and allegations, see the Memorandum to the File,

``Ministerial Error Memorandum, Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People's Republic of China, Final Determination of Sales at Less

Than Fair Value,'' dated May 18, 2010.

Additionally, in the Final Determination, we determined that numerous companies qualified for a separate rate. See Final

Determination. Because the only other mandatory respondent in this investigation, Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu

Changbao Precision Tube Co., Ltd. (collectively ``Changbao''), was determined to be part of the PRC-wide entity in the Final

Determination, the cash deposit rate for these separate-rate companies is based on the calculated rate of the sole remaining mandatory respondent: TPCO. See id.; see also Final Determination and accompanying ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Antidumping Duty

Investigation of Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People's

Republic of China'', at Comment 30. Therefore, because the margin for

TPCO has changed since the Final Determination, the separate rate has changed as well. It is now 32.07 percent. See Memorandum to the File,

``Investigation of Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People's

Republic of China: Amended Final Determination Analysis Memorandum,

Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation,'' dated May 18, 2010. The amended weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

Weighted-average

Exporter

Producer

margin percent

Tianjin Pipe International

Tianjin Pipe (Group)

32.07

Economic and Trading

Corporation.

Corporation.

Angang Group Hong Kong Co.,

Angang Steel Co. Ltd..

32.07

Ltd.

Angang Steel Co., Ltd., and

Angang Steel Co. Ltd..

32.07

Angang Group International

Trade Corporation.

Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe Co., Ltd Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe

32.07

Co., Ltd.

Anshan Zhongyou Tipo Pipe &

Anshan Zhongyou Tipo

32.07

Tubing Co., Ltd.

Pipe & Tubing Co.,

Ltd.

Baotou Steel International

Seamless Tube Mill of

32.07

Economic and Trading Co., Ltd. Inner Mongolia Baotou

Steel Union Co.,

Ltd.\3\.

Benxi Northern Steel Pipes

Benxi Northern Steel

32.07

Co., Ltd.

Pipes Co., Ltd.

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Chengdu Wanghui Petroleum Pipe Chengdu Wanghui

32.07

Co. Ltd.

Petroleum Pipe Co.

Ltd.

Dalipal Pipe Company.......... Dalipal Pipe Company..

32.07

Faray Petroleum Steel Pipe Co. Faray Petroleum Steel

32.07

Ltd.

Pipe Co. Ltd.

Freet Petroleum Equipment Co., Freet Petroleum

32.07

Ltd. of Shengli Oil Field,

Equipment Co., Ltd.

The Thermal Recovery

of Shengli Oil Field,

Equipment, Zibo Branch.

The Thermal Recovery

Equipment, Zibo

Branch.

Hengyang Steel Tube Group

Hengyang Valin MPM

32.07

International Trading, Inc.

Tube Co., Ltd.;

Hengyang Valin Steel

Tube Co., Ltd.

Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Huludao Steel Pipe

32.07

Co., Ltd./Huludao City Steel

Industrial Co., Ltd./

Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.

Huludao City Steel

Pipe Industrial Co.,

Ltd.

Jiangsu Chengde Steel Tube

Jiangsu Chengde Steel

32.07

Share Co., Ltd.

Tube Share Co., Ltd.

Jiangyin City Changjiang Steel Jiangyin City

32.07

Pipe Co., Ltd.

Changjiang Steel Pipe

Co., Ltd.

Pangang Group Beihai Steel

Pangang Group Beihai

32.07

Pipe Corporation.

Steel Pipe

Corporation.

Pangang Group Chengdu Iron &

Pangang Group Chengdu

32.07

Steel.

Iron & Steel.

Qingdao Bonded Logistics Park Shengli Oilfield

32.07

Products International

Highland Petroleum

Trading Co., Ltd.

Equipment Co., Ltd.;.

Shandong Continental

32.07

Petroleum Equipment

Co., Ltd.;

Aofei Tele Dongying

Import & Export Co.,

Ltd.;

Highgrade Tubular

Manufacturing

(Tianjin) Co., Ltd.;

Cangzhou City Baohai

Petroleum Material

Co., Ltd.

Qiqihaer Haoying Iron and

Qiqihaer Haoying Iron

32.07

Steel Co., Ltd. of Northeast and Steel Co., Ltd.

Special Steel Group.

of Northeast Special

Steel Group.

Shandong Dongbao Steel Pipe

Shandong Dongbao Steel

32.07

Co., Ltd.

Pipe Co., Ltd.

ShanDong HuaBao Steel Pipe

ShanDong HuaBao Steel

32.07

Co., Ltd.

Pipe Co., Ltd.

Shandong Molong Petroleum

Shandong Molong

32.07

Machinery Co., Ltd.

Petroleum Machinery

Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Metals & Minerals

Jiangsu Changbao Steel

32.07

Import & Export Corp./

Pipe Co., Ltd.;.

Shanghai Minmetals Materials

& Products Corp.

Huludao Steel Pipe

Industrial Co., Ltd.;

Northeast Special

Steel Group Qiqihaer

Haoying Steel and

Iron Co., Ltd.;

Beijing Youlu Co.,

Ltd.

Shanghai Zhongyou Tipo Steel

Shanghai Zhongyou Tipo

32.07

Pipe Co., Ltd.

Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.

Shengli Oil Field Freet

Freet Petroleum

32.07

Petroleum Equipment Co., Ltd. Equipment Co., Ltd. of Shengli Oil Field,

The Thermal Recovery

Equipment, Zibo

Branch;.

Faray Petroleum Steel

Pipe Co., Ltd.;

Shengli Oil Field

Freet Petroleum Steel

Pipe Co., Ltd.

Shengli Oil Field Freet

Freet Petroleum

32.07

Petroleum Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. Equipment Co., Ltd. of Shengli Oil Field,

The Thermal Recovery

Equipment, Zibo

Branch;.

Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe

Co., Ltd;

Wuxi Fastube Dingyuan

Precision Steel Pipe

Co., Ltd.

Shengli Oilfield Highland

Tianjin Pipe Group

32.07

Petroleum Equipment Co., Ltd. Corp.;.

Goods & Materials

Supply Dept. of

Shengli Oilfield

SinoPEC;

Dagang Oilfield Group

New Century Machinery

Co. Ltd.;

Tianjin Seamless Steel

Pipe Plant; Baoshan

Iron & Steel Co. Ltd.

Shengli Oilfield Shengji

Shengli Oilfield

32.07

Petroleum Equipment Co., Ltd. Shengji Petroleum

Equipment Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Xingyuda Import and

Tianjin Lifengyuanda

32.07

Export Co., Ltd. & Hong Kong

Steel Group Co., Ltd.

Gallant Group Limited.

Tianjin Seamless Steel Pipe

Tianjin Seamless Steel

32.07

Plant.

Pipe Plant.

Tianjin Tiangang Special

Tianjin Tiangang

32.07

Petroleum Pipe Manufacturer

Special Petroleum

Co., Ltd.

Pipe Manufacturer

Co., Ltd.

Wuxi Baoda Petroleum Special

Wuxi Baoda Petroleum

32.07

Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Special Pipe

Manufacturing Co.,

Ltd.

Wuxi Seamless Oil Pipe Co.,

Wuxi Seamless Oil Pipe

32.07

Ltd.

Co., Ltd.

Wuxi Sp. Steel Tube

Wuxi Precese Special

32.07

Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Steel Co., Ltd.

Wuxi Zhenda Special Steel Tube Huai'an Zhenda Steel

32.07

Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Tube Manufacturing

Co., Ltd.

Xigang Seamless Steel Tube

Xigang Seamless Steel

32.07

Co., Ltd.

Tube Co., Ltd.;.

Wuxi Seamless Special

Pipe Co., Ltd.

Yangzhou Lontrin Steel Tube

Yangzhou Lontrin Steel

32.07

Co., Ltd.

Tube Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Jianli Co., Ltd. &

Zhejiang Jianli Co.,

32.07

Zhejiang Jianli Steel Tube

Ltd.;.

Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Jianli Steel

Tube Co., Ltd.

PRC-wide Entity \*\........... ......................

99.14

* Includes: Jiangsu Changbao Steel Tube Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Changbao

Precision Tube Co., Ltd. and Shengli Oil Field Freet Import & Export

Trade Co., Ltd.

Antidumping Duty Order

On May 14, 2010, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the

ITC notified the Department of its final determination in this investigation. In its determination, the ITC found a threat

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of material injury. According to section 736(b)(2) of the Act, duties shall be assessed on subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the

ITC's notice of final determination if that determination is based on the threat of material injury and is not accompanied by a finding that injury would have resulted without the imposition of suspension of liquidation of entries since the Department's preliminary determination. In addition, section 736(b)(2) of the Act requires U.S.

Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to refund any cash deposits or bonds of estimated antidumping duties posted since the preliminary antidumping determination if the ITC's final determination is threat- based. Therefore, in accordance with section 733(d) of the Act and our practice, we will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation and to liquidate, without regard to antidumping duties, unliquidated entries of OCTG from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 17, 2009, and before the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in the Federal

Register. Suspension of liquidation will continue after this date. See the Suspension of Liquidation section below. In addition, with regard to the ITC's negative critical circumstances determination, and regarding to exports from the PRC-wide entity, we will also instruct

CBP to lift suspension, release any bond or other security, and refund any cash deposit made to secure the payment of antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after August 19, 2009 \4\ (i.e., 90 days prior to the date of publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register), through November 16, 2009.

\3\ In Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's

Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at

Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of

Critical Circumstances and Postponement of Final Determination, 74

FR 59117 (November 17, 2009) and Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods

From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Preliminary

Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 74 FR 69065

(December 30, 2009), we inadvertently identified the producer as

Baotou Steel International Economic and Trading Co., Ltd.

\4\ This date was incorrectly identified as ``April 19, 2009'' in the Final Determination.

Scope of the Order

The scope of this order consists of certain OCTG, which are hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (``API'') or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope of the order also covers OCTG coupling stock. Excluded from the scope of the order are casing or tubing containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill pipe; unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors.

The merchandise covered by the order is currently classified in the

Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.31.10, 7304.29.31.20, 7304.29.31.30, 7304.29.31.40, 7304.29.31.50, 7304.29.31.60, 7304.29.31.80, 7304.29.41.10, 7304.29.41.20, 7304.29.41.30, 7304.29.41.40, 7304.29.41.50, 7304.29.41.60, 7304.29.41.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.61.15, 7304.29.61.30, 7304.29.61.45, 7304.29.61.60, 7304.29.61.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.29.10.30, 7306.29.10.90, 7306.29.20.00, 7306.29.31.00, 7306.29.41.00, 7306.29.60.10, 7306.29.60.50, 7306.29.81.10, and 7306.29.81.50.

The OCTG coupling stock covered by the order may also enter under the following HTSUS item numbers: 7304.39.00.24, 7304.39.00.28, 7304.39.00.32, 7304.39.00.36, 7304.39.00.40, 7304.39.00.44, 7304.39.00.48, 7304.39.00.52, 7304.39.00.56, 7304.39.00.62, 7304.39.00.68, 7304.39.00.72, 7304.39.00.76, 7304.39.00.80, 7304.59.60.00, 7304.59.80.15, 7304.59.80.20, 7304.59.80.25, 7304.59.80.30, 7304.59.80.35, 7304.59.80.40, 7304.59.80.45, 7304.59.80.50, 7304.59.80.55, 7304.59.80.60, 7304.59.80.65, 7304.59.80.70, and 7304.59.80.80.

The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only; the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B) of the Act, we will instruct CBP to suspend liquidation on all entries of subject merchandise from the PRC. We will also instruct CBP to require cash deposits equal to the estimated amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price as indicated in the chart above. These instructions suspending liquidation will remain in effect until further notice.

Additionally, in the Final Determination, the Department noted that in Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of

China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and

Countervailing Duty Order, 75 FR 3203 (January 20, 2010) (``CVD

Final'') the Department determined that the products under investigation, exported and produced by TPCO, benefitted from an export subsidy. Therefore, we will instruct CBP to require an antidumping cash deposit or posting of a bond equal to the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds the U.S. price for TPCO, as indicated above, minus the amount determined to constitute an export subsidy.

Further, for the two separate-rate companies in this investigation that also participated as mandatory respondents in the CVD investigation (i.e., Wuxi Seamless Oil Pipe Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang

Jianli Co., Ltd. & Zhejiang Jianli Steel Tube Co., Ltd.), because it was determined in the CVD Final that these companies did not benefit from any export subsidy, we will not make an adjustment to the antidumping duty rate of these companies for purposes of cash deposits.

For the remaining separate-rate companies, we will instruct CBP to adjust the dumping margin by the amount of export subsidies included in the All Others rate from the CVD Final.

Accordingly, effective on the date of publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this subject merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted- average antidumping duty margins as discussed above. See section 735(c)(3) of the Act. The ``PRC-wide'' rate applies to all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed.

In accordance with section 736 of the Act, the Department will also direct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all unliquidated entries of

OCTG from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date on which the ITC published its notice of final determination of threat of material injury in the Federal Register.

This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to

OCTG from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, Room 1117 of the main

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Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect.

This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the

Act and 19 CFR 351.211.

Dated: May 19, 2010.

Ronald K. Lorentzen,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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