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AD/CV Notices: Steel Cylinders, Citric Acid, Pasta, Nails, Steel Rod

Monday, December 12, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

AD Duty Deposits Now Required for Steel Cylinders from China. The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary affirmative dumping determination on high-pressure steel cylinders from China. Preliminary dumping margins range from 5.08% to 26.23%. The ITA will now instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits or bonds on entries of subject merchandise based on these rates.

The items covered by this proceeding are seamless steel cylinders designed for storage or transport of compressed or liquefied gas. They are fabricated of chrome alloy steel, including chromium-molybdenum steel or chromium magnesium steel, and have permanently impressed into the steel, either before or after importation, the symbol of a U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration-approved high-pressure steel cylinder manufacturer as well as an approved DOT type marking of DOT 3A, 3AX, 3AA, 3AAX, 3B, 3E, 3HT, 3T or DOT-E (followed by a specific exemption number). Covered cylinders have a water capacity up to 450 liters and a gas capacity ranging from eight to 702 cubic feet, regardless of corresponding service pressure levels and regardless of physical dimensions, finish or coatings. Covered cylinders are classifiable under HTSUS 7311.00.0030, 7311.00.0060 or 7311.00.0090.

Excluded from the scope of this investigation are high-pressure steel cylinders manufactured to UN-ISO-9809-1 and 2 specifications and permanently impressed with ISO or UN symbols. Also excluded are acetylene cylinders with or without internal porous mass and permanently impressed with 8A or 8AL in accordance with DOT regulations.

The ITA is currently scheduled to make its final AD duty determination in February 2012. If that determination, and the International Trade Commission’s final AD injury determination (which is due in April 2012), are affirmative, the ITA will issue an AD duty order on the subject merchandise.

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