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AD/CV Notices: Chloropicrin, Crepe Paper, Steel Pipes, Bedroom Furniture, Silicomanganese

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Chloropicrin. The International Trade Administration has continued the antidumping duty order on chloropicrin from China for five years, effective Sept. 22. As a result, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits for all imports of subject goods at the rates in effect at the time of entry.

Chloropicrin is also known as trichloronitromethane and one of its major uses is as a pre-plant soil fumigant. Chloropicrin is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheading 2904.90.50.05.

Steel Pipes and Tubes. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand for the period March 1, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2015. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of these goods at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Crepe Paper Products. The ITA has continued the AD duty order on crepe paper products from China for five years, effective Sept. 22. As a result, CBP will continue to collect AD cash deposits for all imports of subject goods at the rates in effect at the time of entry.

Crepe paper products covered by this order have a basis weight not exceeding 29 grams per square meter prior to being creped and, if appropriate, flame-proofed. Crepe paper has a finely wrinkled surface texture and typically but not exclusively is treated to be flame-retardant. Crepe paper is typically but not exclusively produced as streamers in roll form and packaged in plastic bags. Crepe paper may or may not be bleached, dye colored, surface-colored, surface decorated or printed, glazed, sequined, embossed, die-cut, and/or flame retardant. Subject crepe paper may be rolled, flat or folded and may be packaged by banding or wrapping with paper, by placing in plastic bags, and/or by placing in boxes for distribution and use by the ultimate consumer. Packages of crepe paper subject to this order may consist solely of crepe paper of one color and/or style or may contain multiple colors and/or styles. Subject goods may be classified under HTSUS subheadings 4802.30, 4802.54, 4802.61, 4802.62, 4802.69, 4804.39, 4806.40, 4808.30, 4808.90, 4811.90, 4818.90, 4823.90 and 9505.90.40.

Bedroom Furniture. Effective Sept. 22, the ITA is revoking the AD duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China with respect to certain jewelry armoires following a changed circumstances review in which the ITA determined that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product lack interest in the relief provided by the order with respect to these products. The items subject to this revocation are armoires, cabinets or other accent items for the purpose of storing jewelry, not to exceed 24 inches in width, 18 inches in depth and 49 inches in height, including a minimum of five lined drawers lined with felt or felt-like material, at least one side door or one front door (whether or not lined with felt or felt-like material), with necklace hangers, and a flip-top lid with inset mirror.

The ITA will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to AD duties, and to refund any estimated AD duties on, all unliquidated entries of such goods that are not covered by the final results of an administrative review or automatic liquidation.

Silicomanganese. The ITA has made an affirmative preliminary AD duty determination on silicomanganese from Australia. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to require AD cash deposits at the preliminary dumping margin of 11.93 percent. The ITA is scheduled to announce its final determination on or about Dec. 1.

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