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AD/CV Notices: Brass Sheet and Strip, Pipe, Aluminum Extrusions, PET Film, Steel, Innerspring Units

Wednesday, December 02, 2015
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Brass Sheet and Strip. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty orders on brass sheet and strip from France and Italy for the period March 1, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2015, the International Trade Administration has determined weighted average dumping margins of 42.24 percent for French producers or exporters Griset SA and KME France SAS and 22.00 percent for Italian exporter/manufacturer KME Italy SpA.

Welded Line Pipe. The ITA has issued AD duty orders on welded line pipe from South Korea and Turkey and a countervailing duty order on welded line pipe from Turkey, effective Dec. 1.

The goods covered by these orders are circular welded carbon and alloy steel (other than stainless steel) pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines, not more than 24 inches in nominal outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, length, surface finish, end finish or stenciling. Welded line pipe is normally produced to the American Petroleum Institute specification 5L but can be produced to comparable foreign specifications or proprietary grades or can be non-graded material. All pipe meeting the physical description set forth above, including multiple-stenciled pipe with an API or comparable foreign specification line pipe stencil, is covered by the scope of these orders. Subject goods are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7305.11.1030, 7305.11.5000, 7305.12.1030, 7305.12.5000, 7305.19.1030, 7305.19.5000, 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110 and 7306.19.5150 and may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7305.11.1060 and 7305.12.1060.

Aluminum Extrusions. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on aluminum extrusions from China for the period May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 86.01 percent for ten individual exporters. However, these margins have been adjusted for liquidation and cash deposit purposes to 85.66 to 85.73 percent due to adjustments made for countervailable export subsidies. AD duties based on the latter rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at the latter rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 1.

The ITA has also determined that 17 companies are part of the China-wide entity, which is currently subject to an AD duty rate of 33.28 percent, and that Xin Wei Aluminum Company Limited had no shipments of subject goods during the period of review.

PET Film, Sheet and Strip. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip from the United Arab Emirates for the period Nov. 1, 2013, through Oct. 31, 2014, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 1.71 percent for manufacturer/exporter JBF RAK LLC. AD duties based on this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 1.

In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on PET film, sheet and strip from Taiwan for the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, the ITA has determined that sales of subject goods by Nan Ya Plastics Corporation were not made at less than normal value and that Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation had no shipments during the period of review. As a result, no AD duties will be assessed on entries of subject goods from Nan Ya during the period of review, and no AD cash deposits will be required for subject goods from Nan Ya that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 2.

Cold-Rolled Steel. The ITA has postponed from Jan. 4 to Feb. 23, 2016, the deadline for its preliminary AD duty determinations on cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United Kingdom.

Oil Country Tubular Goods. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on oil country tubular goods from Taiwan for the period July 18, 2014, through Aug. 31, 2015, with respect to Shin Yang Steel Co. Ltd. and Tension Steel Industries Co. Ltd. at the request of the petitioners and these two exporters.

Uncovered Innerspring Units. The ITA has issued a final determination that innerspring units completed and assembled in Malaysia by Goldon Bedding Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd. using components from China and exported from Malaysia to the U.S. are circumventing the AD duty order on uncovered innerspring units from China. Because the ITA is unable to distinguish between those innerspring units that Goldon is exporting to the U.S. that contain China-origin components and those that do not it will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend all entries of innerspring units from Malaysia produced by Goldon. The ITA will also continue to direct CBP to suspend liquidation and require AD cash deposits for all unliquidated entries of innerspring units produced in and/or exported from Malaysia by Goldon that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 22, 2014.

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