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AD/CV: Oil Country Tubular Goods, Ribbons, Tires, Isocyanurates, Nails, Electrodes, Rebar

Monday, October 17, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Oil Country Tubular Goods. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods from Vietnam for the period Feb. 25, 2014, through Aug. 31, 2015, the International Trade Administration has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for SEAH Steel VINA Corporation.

In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on OCTG from India for the period Dec. 23, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2014, the ITA has determined a net subsidy rate of 43.95 percent for Jindal SAW Ltd. The ITA is rescinding this review with respect to GVN Fuels Limited, Oil Country Tubular Ltd., and United Seamless Tubular Pvt. Ltd.

Woven Ribbons. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from Taiwan for the period Sept. 1, 2014, through Aug. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of zero for Roung Shu Industry Corporation and 137.20 percent for A-Madeus Textile Ltd. The ITA has also preliminarily determined that Xiamen Yi He and Fujian Rongshu had no reviewable transactions during the period of review.

Truck and Bus Tires. The ITA has amended its preliminary affirmative dumping determination on truck and bus tires from China to specify a weighted average dumping margin of 30.36 percent. The amended cash deposit rate will be 29.95 percent after the deduction of the 0.41 percent export subsidy rate.

Isocyanurates. The International Trade Commission will hold an open meeting Oct. 26 to vote in its sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on chlorinated isocyanurates from China and Spain, which will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders.

Nails. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on steel nails from the United Arab Emirates for the period May 1, 2014, through April 30, 2015, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 0.87 percent for Overseas Distribution Services Inc. and Dubai Wire FZE. AD duties at 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goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 17.

Electrodes. The ITA has amended the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China for the period Feb. 1, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015. The revised weighted average dumping margins are zero for Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co. Ltd. and 0.69 percent for Fangda Group and Xuzhou Jianglong Carbon Products Co. Ltd. No AD duties will be assessed on, and no AD cash deposits will be required for, entries of subject goods from Fushun Jinly. For Fangda and Xuzhou, AD duties based on the 0.69 percent 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 Oct. 17.

Rebar. The ITA has initiated AD duty investigations of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey and a CV duty investigation of rebar from Turkey. Alleged dumping margins are 66.55 percent to 209.46 percent.

The goods subject to these investigations are steel concrete reinforcing bar imported in either straight length or coil form regardless of metallurgy, length, diameter, or grade or lack thereof. Subject goods include deformed steel wire with bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) that has been subjected to an elongation test. Subject goods include rebar that has been further processed in the subject country or a third country, including cutting, grinding, galvanizing, painting, coating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture.

Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., nondeformed or smooth rebar). Also excluded is deformed steel wire meeting ASTM A1064/A1064M with no bar markings (e.g., mill mark, size, or grade) and without being subject to an elongation test.

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