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AD/CV Notices: Brass Sheet, Brightening Agents, Pipe and Tube, Wire Strand

Monday, October 12, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Brass Sheet and Strip. In the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany for the period March 1, 2013, through Feb. 28, 2014, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 22.61 percent or 55.60 percent for seven companies. AD duties based on these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 13. The ITA also determined that three companies had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review.

Optical Brightening Agents. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents from Taiwan for the period May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for subject merchandise produced and exported by Teh Fong Ming International Co. Ltd. Accordingly, CBP will not assess AD duties or require cash deposits on appropriate entries.

Steel Pipes and Tubes. In its administrative review of the CV duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013, the ITA has determined a net subsidy rate of 0.91 percent for several companies. The ITA has also rescinded its review of subject merchandise exported by two groups of companies.

Steel Wire Strand. The International Trade Commission on Sept. 18 determined that revocation of the AD and CV duty orders on pre-stressed concrete wire strand from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. Accordingly, the ITA has extended the orders for an additional five years.

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