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AD/CV Notices: Solar Cells, Melamine

Monday, December 28, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Solar Cells. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China for the period Dec. 1, 2013, through Nov. 30, 2014, the International Trade Administration has determined weighted average dumping margins of 4.53 percent to 11.47 percent. The ITA has also preliminarily determined that Jiangsu Sunlink PV Technology Co. Ltd. and Shanghai JA Solar Technology Co. Ltd. each had no shipments of subject goods during the period of review.

Melamine. The ITA has issued antidumping and countervailing duty orders on melamine from China, effective Dec. 28. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require AD and CV cash deposits on entries of such goods at the estimated margins, which are 363.31 percent (AD, adjusted for export subsidies where appropriate) and 154.0 percent to 156.90 percent (CV).

Melamine is a crystalline powder or granule typically (but not exclusively) used to manufacture melamine formaldehyde resins. All melamine is covered by the scope of these orders irrespective of purity, particle size or physical form. Melamine that has been blended with other products is included within this scope when such blends include constituent parts that have been intermingled but have not been chemically reacted with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only the melamine component of the mixture is covered by the scope of these orders. Melamine that is otherwise subject to these orders is not excluded when commingled with melamine from sources not subject to this investigation. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by the scope of these orders. The subject goods are provided for in HTSUS subheading 2933.61.0000.

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