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AD/CV: Pasta, Shrimp, Steel, Rail Tie Wire, Transfer Drive Components, Pipe

Thursday, June 23, 2016
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Pasta. The International Trade Administration has initiated a changed circumstances review of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on pasta from Italy in connection with the advent of the International Trade Data System.

Currently, for a specific entry to be exempted from these orders based on the exclusion of organic pasta, a certification must accompany the entry. Consistent with ITDS, the ITA has preliminarily determined that it is appropriate to convert the certification requirement from an entry summary submission requirement to a recordkeeping requirement. Under such a requirement (a) both the exporter and the importer would be required to maintain a copy of the original certification in their respective records, as well as documentation supporting the certification, that would be subject to verification by the U.S. government; (b) the exporter and importer would have to submit the certification in response to a request from the ITA or U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the form or manner requested; and (c) the certification should be issued, signed and dated prior to the pasta being exported from Italy. Entries for which an exporter or importer is unable to produce the required certification upon the request of the ITA or CBP could be subject to AD or CV duties.

Shrimp. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand for the period Feb. 1, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of zero to 1.36 percent. AD duties based on these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after June 23.

The ITA also determined that Gallant Ocean (Thailand) Co. Ltd., Lucky Union Foods Co. Ltd., Marine Gold Products Ltd.,and Thai Union Manufacturing Company Limited had no shipments of subject goods during the period of review.

Steel Bar. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on stainless steel bar from Brazil for the period Feb. 1, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for Villares Metals S.A. As a result, no AD duties will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review and no AD cash deposits will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after June 22.

Rail Tie Wire. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on pre-stressed concrete steel rail tie wire from Mexico for the period Dec. 12, 2013, through May 31, 2015, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 6.33 percent for producer/exporter Aceros Camesa S.A. de C.V. 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 June 23.

Transfer Drive Components. The ITC has scheduled the final phase of its AD and CV injury investigations of iron mechanical transfer drive components from Canada and Chile. A hearing will be held Oct. 18, requests to appear at the hearing are due by Oct. 12, pre-hearing briefs are due by Oct. 11, post-hearing briefs are due by Oct. 25, and final comments are due by Nov. 14.

Steel Pipe. The ITC has scheduled the final phase of its AD and CV injury investigations of circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. A hearing will be held Oct. 13, requests to appear at the hearing are due by Oct. 6, pre-hearing briefs are due by Oct. 5, post-hearing briefs are due by Oct. 25, and final comments are due by Nov. 14.

Cold-Rolled Steel. The ITC has made final affirmative AD injury determinations on cold-rolled steel flat products from China and Japan and a final affirmative CV injury determination on such goods from China. As a result, the ITA will soon issue AD and/or CV duty orders on such goods.

The ITC also made negative critical circumstances determinations on imports from both countries. As a result, goods that entered from China prior to Dec. 22, 2015, will not be subject to retroactive CV duties and goods that entered from China and Japan prior to March 7, 2016, will not be subject to retroactive AD duties.

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