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AD/CV Notices: Steel, Sawblades, Potassium Phosphate Salts, Steel Grating, Tissue Paper

Friday, September 18, 2015
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Hot-Rolled Steel. The International Trade Commission will hold an open meeting Sept. 24 to hold a preliminary vote in its antidumping and countervailing injury investigations of hot-rolled steel flat products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Diamond Sawblades. The International Trade Administration has continued for five years, effective Sept. 18, the AD duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China.

The products covered by this order are all finished circular sawblades, whether slotted or not, with a working part that is comprised of a diamond segment or segments, and parts thereof, regardless of specification or size, except as specifically excluded. Within the scope of this order are semifinished diamond sawblades, including diamond sawblade cores and diamond sawblade segments. Covered items are typically imported under HTSUS subheading 8202.39.0000. When packaged together as a set for retail sale with an item that is separately classified under headings 8202 to 8205, diamond sawblades or parts thereof may be imported under subheading 8206.00.0000.

The following products are excluded from the scope of the order: sawblades with diamonds directly attached to the core with a resin or electroplated bond, which thereby do not contain a diamond segment; diamond sawblades and/or sawblade cores with a thickness of less than 0.025 inches, or with a thickness greater than 1.1 inches; circular steel plates that have a cutting edge of non-diamond material, such as external teeth that protrude from the outer diameter of the plate, whether or not finished; diamond sawblade cores with a Rockwell C hardness of less than 25; and diamond sawblades and/or diamond segment(s) with diamonds that predominantly have a mesh size number greater than 240.

Potassium Phosphate Salts. The ITC has scheduled expedited sunset reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on potassium phosphate salts from China. Written comments are due by Oct. 5. This review will result in either the revocation or continuation of the order.

Steel Grating. The ITC has scheduled an expedited sunset review of the AD and CV duty orders on steel grating from China. Written submissions are due by Oct. 5. This review will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders.

Tissue Paper. The ITC has determined to conduct a full sunset review of the AD duty order on tissue paper from China. A schedule for this review will be established and announced at a later date.

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