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AD Duty Order on Chinese Canvas Continued

Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

AD Duty Order on Chinese Canvas Continued. The International Trade Administration is continuing the antidumping duty order on artist canvas from China for another five years, effective Nov. 9, following a determination that revocation of this order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to a U.S. industry. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise.

The products covered by this order are artist canvases regardless of dimension and/or size, whether assembled or unassembled, that have been primed/coated, whether or not made from cotton, whether or not archival, whether bleached or unbleached, and whether or not containing an ink receptive top coat. Priming/coating includes the application of a solution designed to promote the adherence of artist materials such as paint or ink to the fabric. Artist canvases (i.e., pre-stretched canvases, canvas panels, canvas pads, canvas rolls (including bulk rolls that have been primed), printable canvases, floor cloths and placemats) are tightly woven prepared painting and/or printing surfaces. Artist canvas and stretcher strips (whether or not made of wood and whether or not assembled) included within a kit or set are covered by this order. Subject merchandise is currently classifiable under HTSUS 5901.90.2000 and 5901.90.4000.

Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are tracing cloths, “paint by number” or “paint-it-yourself” artist canvases with a copyrighted preprinted outline, pattern or design, whether or not included in a painting set or kit. Also excluded are stretcher strips, whether or not made from wood, so long as they are not incorporated into artist canvases or sold as part of an artist canvas kit or set. Additionally, canvas woven and primed in India but cut, stretched and framed in China and exported from China is not subject to this order.

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