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New Anti-circumvention Inquiry on Steel Threaded Rod from China

Friday, January 06, 2012
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

New Anti-circumvention Inquiry on Steel Threaded Rod from China. Effective Jan. 5, the International Trade Administration has initiated an inquiry to determine whether certain imports are circumventing the antidumping duty order on steel threaded rod from China. The merchandise subject to this inquiry consists of steel threaded rod from the China containing greater than 1.25% chromium, by weight, and otherwise meeting the requirements of the scope of the order. The petitioner alleges that such items are produced in the same manner and to the same specifications as the steel threaded rod already subject to the order and that the additional chromium was added to deliberately avoid AD duties.

The ITA is not ordering the suspension of liquidation of entries of any additional merchandise at this time. However, if it issues a preliminary affirmative determination in this investigation it will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation and require AD cash deposits for each unliquidated entry of the merchandise at issue that was entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Jan. 5.

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