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AD/CV: HEDP, PET Resin, Hot-Rolled Steel

Friday, May 06, 2016
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HEDP. The International Trade Commission will hold an open meeting May 13 to vote on its preliminary antidumping and countervailing injury determinations on 1-hydroyethylidene-1, 1-disphosphonic acid from China.

PET Resin. The International Trade Administration has issued AD duty orders on polyethylene terephthalate resin from Canada, China, India and Oman and CV duty orders on PET resin from China and India, effective May 6.

The product covered by these orders is PET resin having an intrinsic viscosity of at least 0.70 but not more than 0.88 deciliters per gram. The scope includes blends of virgin PET resin and recycled PET resin containing 50 percent or more virgin PET resin content by weight, provided such blends meet the intrinsic viscosity requirements above. The scope includes all PET resin meeting the above specifications regardless of additives introduced in the manufacturing process. Subject goods are properly classified under HTSUS subheading 3907.60.0030.

The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on unliquidated entries of subject goods that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 15, 2015. CBP will also require AD cash deposits on entries of subject goods at the specified rates, which are 13.6 percent for Canada, 99.29 percent to 125.75 percent for China, zero to 14.31 percent for India, and 7.62 percent for Oman. Because the ITC made a final negative critical circumstances determination, the ITA will instruct CBP to lift the suspension of liquidation of, and refund any AD cash deposits on, entries of subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after July 17, 2015, but before Oct. 15, 2015.

The ITA will also instruct CBP to (a) assess CV duties on unliquidated entries of subject goods that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Aug. 14, 2015, and before Dec. 12, 2015, and (b) reinstitute the suspension of liquidation of entries of PET resin from China and India and require CV cash deposits at the final subsidy rates, which are 7.53 percent to 47.56 percent for China and 5.12 percent to 153.80 percent for India. Because the ITC made a final negative critical circumstances determination, the ITA will instruct CBP to lift suspension of liquidation and refund any CV cash deposits for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after May 16, 2015, and before Aug. 14, 2015.

Hot-Rolled Steel. The ITA has amended the final results of its 2006, 2007 and 2008 administrative reviews of the CV duty order on hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India pursuant to World Trade Organization dispute settlement findings. Revised CV rates are 14.82 percent to 215.54 percent for four companies in 2006, 68.77 percent for one company in 2007 and 140.18 percent for one company in 2008. These rates will be the CV cash deposit rates for the affected companies for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after April 18.

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