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AD/CV Notices: Calcium Hypochlorite, Shelving, Thermal Paper, Plastic Bags, Sawblades

Friday, January 30, 2015
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Calcium Hypochlorite. The International Trade Administration has issued antidumping and countervailing duty orders on calcium hypochlorite from China, effective Jan. 30.

The product covered by these orders is calcium hypochlorite, regardless of form (e.g., powder, tablet (compressed), crystalline (granular) or in liquid solution), whether or not blended with other materials, containing at least 10 percent available chlorine measured by actual weight. The scope also includes bleaching powder and hemibasic calcium hypochlorite. Calcium hypochlorite is currently classifiable under HTSUS subheading 2828.10.0000. When tableted or blended with other materials, calcium hypochlorite may be entered under other classifications, such as subheadings 3808.94.5000 and 3808.99.9500.

Current AD and CV duty rates for subject merchandise are 210.52 percent and 65.85 percent, respectively.

Kitchen Appliance Shelving. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on kitchen appliance shelving and racks from China for the period Sept. 1, 2013, through Aug. 31, 2014, due to the petitioners’ withdrawal of their request for review. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries at the AD cash deposit rate required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Lightweight Thermal Paper. The ITA has continued the AD and CV duty orders on lightweight thermal paper from China for five years, effective Jan. 30.

The scope of these orders includes certain lightweight thermal paper, which is thermal paper with a basis weight of 70 grams per square meter (with a tolerance of ± 4.0 g/m2) or less; irrespective of dimensions; with or without a base coat on one or both sides; with thermal active coating(s) on one or both sides that is a mixture of the dye and the developer that react and form an image when heat is applied; with or without a top coat; and without an adhesive backing. Certain LWTP is typically (but not exclusively) used in point-of-sale applications such as ATM receipts, credit card receipts, gas pump receipts and retail store receipts. The merchandise subject to these orders may be classified in the HTSUS subheadings 3703.10.60, 4811.59.20, 4811.90.8000, 4811.90.8030, 4811.90.8040, 4811.90.8050, 4811.90.9000, 4811.90.9030, 4811.90.9035, 4811.90.9050, 4811.90.9080, 4811.90.9090, 4820.10.20 and 4823.40.00.

The ITA is also revoking the AD duty order on lightweight thermal paper from Germany, effective Nov. 24, 2013. CBP will therefore be instructed to refund with interest all AD cash deposits on entries of such merchandise made on or after that date.

Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from China for the period Aug. 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014, because the petitioners timely withdrew their request for review. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review at the cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Pure Magnesium. The ITA has issued the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on pure magnesium from China for the period May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014. The ITA preliminarily determines that Tianjin Magnesium International Co. Ltd. and Tianjin Magnesium Metal Co. Ltd. did not have reviewable entries of subject merchandise during the period of review. Comments on this determination are due no later than March 2.

Diamond Sawblades. The ITC has determined to conduct a full sunset review of the AD duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China. This review will result in either the continuation or revocation of this order. A hearing will be held June 23, pre-hearing briefs are due by June 12, post-hearing briefs are due by July 2, and final comments are due by Aug. 3.

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