Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018

 
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Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 102 (Wednesday, May 27, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 102 (Wednesday, May 27, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31740-31742]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11324]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
[A-201-836]
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Amended Final
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018
AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration,
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final
results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order
on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico to correct a
ministerial error.
DATES: Applicable May 27, 2020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Brummitt or John Conniff, 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) 482-7851 or (202)
482-1009, respectively.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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Background
 On April 20, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published
its Final Results of the 2017-2018 administrative review of the
antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from
Mexico.\1\ On April 30, 2020, Maquilacero S.A. de C.V. (Maquilacero),
one of the respondents in this administrative review, timely submitted
comments alleging a ministerial error in Commerce's Final Results.\2\
Commerce is issuing this notice to correct the ministerial error raised
by Maquilacero.
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 \1\ See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico:
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final
Determination of No Shipments; 2017-2018, 85 FR 21829 (April 20,
2020) (Final Results).
 \2\ See Maquilacero's Letter, ``Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe
and Tube from Mexico; Maquilacero S.A. de C.V.'s Ministerial Error
Comments for the Final Results,'' dated April 30, 2020.
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 Commerce is also issuing this notice to correct an inadvertent
error in the Final Results related to Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa), a
non-examined respondent in this administrative review. Specifically,
Commerce granted a non-examined rate to Hylsa as well as to Ternium
Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Ternium); however, Commerce failed to take into
account the completion of a changed circumstances review on the
antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from
Mexico.\3\ In the changed circumstances review, Commerce determined
that Ternium is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa.\4\ As such,
effective August 18, 2009, Hylsa is entitled to Ternium's antidumping
duty cash deposit rate with respect to entries of subject merchandise,
and only Ternium should have been assigned a non-examined rate in the
Final Results.
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 \3\ See Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances
Review: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, 74 FR
41680 (August 18, 2009).
 \4\ Id.
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Legal Framework
 A ministerial error, as defined in section 751(h) of the Tariff Act
of 1930, as amended (the Act), includes ``errors in addition,
subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting
from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other type
of unintentional error which the administering authority considers
ministerial.'' \5\ With respect to final results of administrative
reviews, 19 CFR 351.224(e) provides that Commerce ``will analyze any
comments received and, if appropriate, correct any ministerial error by
amending . . . the final results of review. . . .''
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 \5\ See 19 CFR 351.224(f).
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Ministerial Error
 Commerce committed an inadvertent, unintentional error within the
meaning of section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(f) with respect
to an adjustment to Maquilacero's total cost of manufacturing.
Specifically, when reallocating certain costs for Maquilacero's non-
prime merchandise to its prime merchandise, we inadvertently relied
upon a production quantity that included out-of-scope merchandise, and
therefore overstated the adjustment to Maquilacero's total cost of
manufacturing for prime, in-scope merchandise. Accordingly, Commerce
determines that, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19
CFR 351.224(f), it made a ministerial error in the Final Results.
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(e), Commerce is amending the Final Results
to reflect the correction of this ministerial error in the calculation
of the final weighted-average dumping margin assigned to Maquilacero,
which changes from 3.12 percent to 2.82 percent.\6\ Furthermore, we are
revising the review-specific weighted-average dumping margin applicable
to the companies not selected for individual examination in this
administrative review, which is based, in part, on Maquilacero's
weighted-average dumping margin.
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 \6\ See Memorandum, ``Ministerial Error Memorandum for the Final
Results of the 2017-2018 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico,'' dated
concurrently with this notice.
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Amended Final Results of the Review
 As a result of correcting the ministerial error and the inadvertent
error described above, Commerce determines that, for the period of
August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018, the following weighted-average
dumping margins exist:
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 \7\ See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico:
Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed
Circumstances Review, 82 FR 54322 (November 17, 2017), unchanged in
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Final Results of
Changed Circumstances Review, 83 FR 13475 (March 29, 2018)
(determining that Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V. is the successor-in-
interest to Perfiles y Herrajes).
 \8\ The weighted-average dumping margin for Regiomontana de
Perfiles y Tubos S.A. de C.V.'s (Regiopytsa), another mandatory
respondent in this review, is unchanged from the Final Results.
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 Weighted-
 average
 Producer and/or exporter dumping
 margin
 (percent)
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Aceros Cuatro Caminos S.A. de C.V........................... 3.17
Arco Metal S.A. de C.V...................................... 3.17
Galvak, S.A. de C.V......................................... 3.17
Grupo Estructuras y Perfiles................................ 3.17
Industrias Monterrey S.A. de C.V............................ 3.17
International de Aceros, S.A. de C.V........................ 3.17
Maquilacero S.A. de C.V..................................... 2.82
Nacional de Acero S.A. de C.V............................... 3.17
PEASA-Productos Especializados de Acero..................... 3.17
Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V.\7\................................ 3.17
Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V................ 3.17
Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos S.A. de C.V................ \8\ 3.40
Talleres Acero Rey S.A. de C.V.............................. 3.17
Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V.................................. 3.17
Tuberia Laguna, S.A. de C.V................................. 3.17
Tuberias Aspe............................................... 3.17
Tuberias y Derivados S.A de C.V............................. 3.17
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Disclosure
 We intend to disclose the calculation performed for these amended
final results in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).
Antidumping Duty Assessment
 Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR
351.212(b)(1), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate
entries of subject merchandise in accordance with these amended final
results of the administrative review. In accordance with 19 CFR
351.212(b)(1), Maquilacero reported the entered value of its U.S. sales
such that we calculated importer-specific ad valorem antidumping duty
assessment rates based on the ratio of the total amount of dumping
calculated for the examined sales for each importer to the total
entered value of the sales for each importer for which entered value
was reported. Where an importer-specific rate is zero or de minimis
within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), Commerce will instruct CBP
to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to antidumping
duties.
 For the companies which were not selected for individual
examination, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties at an ad
valorem assessment rate equal to the weighted-average dumping margin
determined in these amended final results. The amended final results of
this review shall be the basis for the assessment of antidumping duties
on entries of merchandise covered by the
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amended final results of this review and for future deposits of
estimated duties, where applicable.\9\
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 \9\ See section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act.
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 Commerce's ``automatic assessment'' will apply to entries of
subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in
these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not
know that the merchandise they sold to the intermediary (e.g., a
reseller, trading company, or exporter) was destined for the United
States. In such instances, 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.\10\
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 \10\ For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and
Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties,
68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).
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Cash Deposit Requirements
 The following cash deposit requirements will be effective
retroactively for all shipments of subject merchandise that entered, or
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 20, 2020,
the date of publication of the Final Results of this administrative
review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The
cash deposit rate for the companies listed above will be equal to the
weighted-average dumping margin established in these amended final
results of review; (2) for producers or exporters not covered in this
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 recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the
exporter is not a firm covered in this review or another completed
segment of this proceeding, but the producer is, then the cash deposit
rate will be the rate established for the most recently completed
segment of this proceeding for the producer of the merchandise; and (4)
if neither the exporter nor the producer is a firm covered in this or
any previously completed segment of this proceeding, then the cash
deposit rate will be the all-others rate of 3.76 percent established in
the amended final determination of the less-than-fair-value
investigation.\11\ These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall
remain in effect until further notice.
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 \11\ See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, the
People's Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping
Duty Orders; Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the
Republic of Korea: Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at
Less Than Fair Value, 73 FR 45403 (August 5, 2008).
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Notification to Importers
 This notice also 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 POR. Failure to comply with this
requirement could result in the Secretary's 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 disposition of proprietary information disclosed under
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern
business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding.
Timely written notification of return or 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
 The amended final results and notice are issued and published in
accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR
351.224(e).
 Dated: May 20, 2020.
Jeffrey I. Kessler,
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.
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