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AD/CV: Power Transformers, Plastic Bags

Thursday, May 05, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Large Power Transformers. The International Trade Administration has amended the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large power transformers from Korea for the period Aug. 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014. Revised weighted average dumping margins range from 4.07 percent to 7.89 percent.

No AD duties based on these rates will yet be assessed due to a preliminary injunction issued by the Court of International Trade after the issuance of the final results. However, AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after May 5.

Plastic Bags. The ITA has continued the AD duty orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam for five years, effective May 5.

The products subject to these orders are defined as non-sealable sacks and bags with handles (including drawstrings), without zippers or integral extruded closures, with or without gussets, with or without printing, of polyethylene film having a thickness no greater than 0.035 inch (0.889 mm) and no less than 0.00035 inch (0.00889 mm), and with no length or width shorter than 6 inches (15.24 cm) or longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). The depth of the bag may be shorter than 6 inches but not longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). These bags are typically provided without any consumer packaging and free of charge by retail establishments to their customers to package and carry their purchased products. Subject bags are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheading 3923.21.0085.

The scope of the orders excludes (1) polyethylene bags that are not printed with logos or store names and that are closeable with drawstrings made of polyethylene film and (2) polyethylene bags that are packed in consumer packaging with printing that refers to specific end-uses other than packaging and carrying merchandise from retail establishments; e.g., garbage bags, lawn bags and trash can liners.

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