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AD/CV Notices: PET Resin, Pipe, Shrimp, Pasta, Mushrooms, Steel, Candles, Etc.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
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PET Resin. The International Trade Administration has made final affirmative dumping determinations on polyethylene terephthalate resin from Canada, China, India and Oman. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD cash deposits at the final dumping margins of 13.6 percent for Canada, 104.98 percent to 126.43 percent for China, 8.03 percent to 19.41 percent for India, and 7.82 percent for Oman.

The ITA has also made final affirmative countervailing duty determinations on PET resin from China and India. As a result, if the International Trade Commission issues final affirmative CV injury determinations on such goods, the ITA will instruct CBP to resume suspension of liquidation and collect CV cash deposits at the final net subsidy rates of 6.83 percent to 47.56 percent for China and 5.12 percent to 153.8 percent for India. In addition, the AD duty rates on subject goods from China and India will be adjusted by the amount of the export subsidies where appropriate.

Because the ITA has found that critical circumstances exist for all Indian producers/exporters in the AD investigation and all Indian producers/exporters other than Dhunseri Petrochem Limited in the CV investigation, the ITA will instruct CBP to collect AD and CV duties on appropriate entries of subject goods up to 90 days prior to the date the ITA’s preliminary determinations were published in the Federal Register.

Finally, the ITA has made a final negative CV duty determination on PET resin from Oman.

Pressure Pipe. The ITA has made a preliminary affirmative CV duty determination on welded stainless pressure pipe from India. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to require CV cash deposits on subject goods at the preliminary net subsidy rates of 2.96 percent to 6.21 percent.

Shrimp. In the preliminary results of its administrative reviews of the AD duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from India, Thailand and Vietnam for the period Feb. 1, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 0.80 percent to 8.32 percent for India, zero to 1.36 percent for Thailand and 2.86 percent to 4.78 percent for Vietnam. The ITA has also rescinded this review for one company from Thailand and one company from Vietnam.

 

Pasta. The ITA has amended the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on pasta from Italy for the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014. The revised weighted average dumping margins are zero for Rummo S.p.A., Lenta Lavorazione, Pasta Castiglioni and Rummo S.p.A. Molino e Pastificio and 6.43 percent for La Molisana S.p.A., Pastificio Andalini S.p.A. and Delverde Industrie Alimentari S.p.A. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits at these revised rates for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Feb. 17.  

Mushrooms. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on preserved mushrooms from China for the period Feb. 1, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined that 52 exporters did not demonstrate their eligibility for separate rate status and are thus part of the China-wide entity. As a result, AD duties at the China-wide rate of 308.33 percent will be assessed on entries of subject goods from these companies during the period of review and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for such goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after March 10.

The ITA also determined that the exporter/producer combination of Dezhou Kaihang Agricultural Science Technology Co. Ltd./Fujian Haishan Foods Co. Ltd., the exporter/producer combination of Fujian Haishan Foods Co. Ltd. and Zhangzhou Hongda Import & Export Trading Co. Ltd., Guangxi Jisheng Foods Inc., Xiamen International Trade & Industrial Co. Ltd., and Zhangzhou Gangchang Canned Foods Co. Ltd. made no shipments of subject goods during the period of review. Any suspended entries of subject goods that entered under these exporters’ case numbers will be liquidated at the China-wide rate.

Oil Country Tubular Goods. The ITA has amended its final affirmative CV duty determination on oil country tubular goods from Turkey after the Court of International Trade sustained its final remand determination. The ITA has calculated revised net subsidy rates of 0.95 (de minimis) for five companies and 2.39 percent for four specific companies and as the all others rate. Pending a final and conclusive court decision, the ITA will instruct CBP to set CV cash deposits of zero for the companies for which the net subsidy rate is 0.95 percent and 2.39 percent for the others.

Steel Bar. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on stainless steel bar from India for the period Feb. 1, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for producers/exporters Ambica Steels Ltd. and Bhansali Bright Bars Private Ltd.

Innerspring Units. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on uncovered innerspring units from China for the period Feb. 14, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined that (a) Macao Commercial and Industrial Spring Mattress

Manufacturer had no reviewable shipments during the POR and (b) East Grace Corporation has not established that it is entitled to a separate rate and is thus part of the China-wide entity.

Candles. The ITC has voted to conduct an expedited review of the AD duty order on petroleum wax candles from China, which will determine whether revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

 

Transfer Drive Components. The ITA has postponed from April 11 to May 31 the deadline for its preliminary AD duty determinations on iron mechanical transfer drive components from Canada and China.

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