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AD/CV Notices: Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products, Ball Bearings, Paper

Thursday, July 30, 2015
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Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products. A petition filed July 28 alleges that imports of cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Russia and the United Kingdom are being sold at less than fair value. The alleged dumping margins are as follows.

- 50.07 to 59.74 percent for Brazil

- 265.98 percent for China

- 42.28 percent for India

- 82.58 percent for Japan

- 93.32 to 176.13 percent for Korea

- 47.36 to 136.46 percent for the Netherlands

- 69.12 to 320.45 percent for Russia

- 47.64 to 84.34 percent for the UK

The petition also alleges that imports of such goods from Brazil, China, India, Korea and Russia benefit from countervailable subsidies and identifies 28 different subsidy programs in Brazil, 46 subsidy programs in China, 47 subsidy programs in India, ­­­45 subsidy programs in South Korea and 14 subsidy programs in Russia.

The International Trade Administration and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD and CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on this product. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact trade counsel as soon as possible.  

For more information contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965 or Mark Ludwikowski at (202) 730-4967.

Ball Bearings. The ITA has amended the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan for the period May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009, pursuant to a court decision.

The ITA will continue the suspension of liquidation of the subject goods pending the expiration of the period of appeal or, if appealed, pending a final and conclusive court decision. If the court ruling is not appealed, or if it is appealed and upheld, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on appropriate entries of subject goods using the amended rates.

However, because this order was revoked effective Sept. 15, 2011, no AD cash deposits on future entries of subject goods will be required.

Supercalendered Paper. The ITA has made a preliminary affirmative CV duty determination on supercalendered paper from Canada. The ITA calculated preliminary subsidy rates of 20.33 percent for Port Hawkesbury Paper LP and 2.04 percent for Resolute FP Canada Inc. All other producers/exporters in Canada have been assigned a preliminary subsidy rate of 11.19 percent. The ITA will now instruct CBP to require CV cash deposits on entries of subject goods based on these preliminary rates.

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