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AD Duty Orders on Japanese Cement, Pipe from Korea and Taiwan Continued

Monday, December 19, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

AD Duty Orders on Japanese Cement, Pipe from Korea and Taiwan Continued. The International Trade Administration has continued the antidumping duty order on gray portland cement and clinker from Japan for another five years, effective Dec. 16. Cement is currently classifiable under HTSUS 2523.29 and cement clinker is currently classifiable under HTSUS 2523.10. Cement has also been entered under HTSUS 2523.90. Microfine cement is specifically excluded from the scope of this order.

The ITA has also continued for another five years, effective Dec. 19, the AD duty orders on welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan. Subject pipe is produced by forming stainless steel flat-rolled products into a tubular configuration and welding along the seam. It is a commodity product generally used as a conduit to transmit liquids or gases, and major applications include digester lines, blow lines, pharmaceutical lines, petrochemical stock lines, brewery process and transport lines, general food processing lines, automotive paint lines, and paper process machines. Imports of subject pipe are currently classifiable under HTSUS 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5062, 7306.40.5064 and 7306.40.5085.

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