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AD/CV: Steel Sheet and Strip, Pasta, Steel Pipe, Shrimp, PET Film, Steel Wire Rod

Friday, July 15, 2016
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Steel Sheet and Strip. The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination on stainless steel sheet and strip from China. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require CV cash deposits on entries of subject goods at the preliminary net subsidy rates of either 57.30 percent or 193.12 percent.

The ITA also preliminarily found that critical circumstances exist with respect to all exporters of subject merchandise. As a result, CBP will be instructed to impose provisional measures retroactively, effective 90 days prior to publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register.

Pasta. The ITA has preliminarily rescinded its new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Turkey for the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, which covered producer/exporter Durum Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., because that company did not make a bona fide sale during the period of review.

Steel Pipe. The ITA has amended its preliminary affirmative determination in the AD investigation of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Vietnam to correct certain significant ministerial errors. As a result, the preliminary margin for Vietnam Haiphong Hongyuan Machinery Manufactory Co. Ltd. has been amended from 1.19 percent to 2.32 percent, while the preliminary margin for Hoa Phat Steel Pipe Co. has been amended from 0.38 percent to 2.32 percent. The preliminary margins for SeAH Steel VINA Corporation and the Vietnam-wide entity will remain at zero and 113.18 percent, respectively.

Frozen Shrimp. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam for the period Feb. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016, with respect to 21 companies and their various name iterations for which a review request was withdrawn. As a result, for these companies AD duties will be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated AD duties required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption during the period of review.

PET Film. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip from China for the period Nov. 1, 2014, through Oct. 31, 2015, because the petitioners withdrew their request for a review of all four companies under review. As a result, for these four companies AD duties will be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated AD duties required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption during the period of review.

Steel Wire Rod. The ITA has amended for the second time its final affirmative AD duty determination on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico after the Court of International Trade sustained its negative circumvention determination from the first remand results. As a result, entries of small diameter wire rod from Deacero that entered the U.S. between Jan. 1 and June 22, 2015, will be subject to a 12.08 percent cash deposit rate, subject merchandise that entered the U.S. between June 22, 2015 and May 19, 2016, will be assigned a zero rate, and subject merchandise that entered the U.S. on or after May 19, 2016, will be assigned a 1.13 percent rate. In addition, with regard to any of Deacero’s unliquidated entries of wire rod with an actual diameter or 4.75 mm to 5.00 mm for which an administrative review has been completed, the ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties at the applicable rates. 

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