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AD/CV: New Admin Reviews, Plastic Bags, Cold-Rolled Steel

Thursday, April 07, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Initiation of Administrative Reviews. The International Trade Administration has initiated administrative reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on the following goods for the periods Feb. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016 (AD) or Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015 (CV), unless otherwise noted.

- frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam (AD)

- stainless steel bar from Brazil and India (AD)

- preserved mushrooms from China and India (AD)

- stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy (AD)

- large residential washers from Korea and Mexico (AD)

- cut-to-length carbon quality steel plate from Korea (AD/CV)

- steel wire garment hangers from Vietnam (AD/CV) - utility scale wind towers from China (AD/CV) and Vietnam (AD)

- crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China (AD, July 31, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2016; and CV, June 10, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2015) and Taiwan (AD; July 31, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2016)

- small diameter graphite electrodes from China (AD)

- uncovered innerspring units from China (AD)

Plastic Bags. In its sunset reviews of the AD and/or CV duty orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, the International Trade Commission has determined that revoking these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, these orders will remain in place for five years.

Cold-Rolled Steel. The ITA has amended its final affirmative dumping determination on cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil to specify weighted average dumping margins of 35.43 percent for exporter/producer Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais S.A. and 20.84 percent for exporter/producer Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and all others that will be effective retroactively to March 7.

The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require CV cash deposits as follows: (1) the rates for CSN and Usiminas, when adjusted for export subsidies, are 16.71 percent and 31.61 percent, respectively, (2) if the exporter is not a firm identified above but the producer is, the rate is the rate established for the producer minus export subsidies, and (3) the rate for all other producers or exporters when adjusted for export subsidies is 16.86 percent.

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