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AD/CV: Hot-Rolled Steel, Thermal Paper, Pasta

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Hot-Rolled Steel. The International Trade Administration has made final affirmative antidumping injury determinations on hot-rolled steel flat products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom and final affirmative countervailing injury determinations on such goods from Brazil, Korea and Turkey. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to:

- collect AD cash deposits at the applicable weighted-average dumping margins, which are 29.37 percent for Australia, 33.14 percent to 34.28 percent for Brazil, 4.99 percent to 7.51 percent for Japan, 3.89 percent to 9.49 percent for Korea, 3.73 percent for the Netherlands, 3.66 percent to 7.15 percent for Turkey, and 33.06 percent for the UK;

- for the Korea and Turkey CV investigations, which both had negative preliminary determinations but affirmative final determinations, collect CV cash deposits equal to the applicable subsidy rates (3.89 percent to 57.04 percent for Korea and 0.34 percent to 6.01 percent for Turkey) effective on the date of publication of the final determinations in the Federal Register; and

- for the Brazil CV investigation, if the International Trade Commission issues a final affirmative CV injury investigation, resume the suspension of liquidation and require CV cash deposits at the applicable subsidy rates, which are 11.09 percent to 11.30 percent.

The ITA also made final affirmative critical circumstances determinations with respect to certain exporters from Brazil and Japan (which will result in the imposition of retroactive provisional measures effective 90 days prior to the publication of the preliminary determinations in the Federal Register) and final negative critical circumstances determinations with respect to Australia and the Netherlands.

The ITC’s final AD and CV injury investigations are due by Sept. 19 (Oct. 18 for the CV investigations of Korea and Turkey).

Thermal Paper. Pursuant to a court decision, the ITA has again amended the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on lightweight thermal paper from Germany for the period Nov. 1, 2009, through Oct. 31, 2010. As a result, the weighted average dumping margin for Papierfabrik August Koehler AG has been increased from 4.33 percent to 75.36 percent.

If the court decision is not appealed or is upheld on appeal the ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties based on this rate on all unliquidated entries of subject goods. However, because the order was revoked effective Nov. 24, 2013, there are no longer any AD cash deposits associated with entries of subject goods.

Pasta. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on pasta from Turkey for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, the ITA has determined a net countervailable subsidy rate of 2.21 percent for Bessan Makarna Gida San. Ve Tic. A.S.

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