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AD/CV Notices: Solar Products, Steel Pipe, Pasta, Ferrovanadium, Garment Hangers

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Solar Panels from Taiwan. The International Trade Administration has issued an antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan, effective Feb. 18. Current cash deposit rates for entries of subject merchandise are 11.45 percent to 27.55 percent.

The goods covered by this order are crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including building integrated materials. Subject merchandise includes crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, coating and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the electricity that is generated by the cell. Covered merchandise is currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000.

Modules, laminates and panels produced in a third country from cells produced in Taiwan are covered by this order, but modules, laminates and panels produced in Taiwan from cells produced in a third country are not. Also excluded are (a) thin film photovoltaic products produced from amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride or copper indium gallium selenide, (b) crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, not exceeding 10,000mm2 in surface area, that are permanently integrated into a consumer good whose function is other than power generation and that consumes the electricity generated by the cells, (c) any products covered by the existing AD and CV duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China, and (d) modules, laminates and panels produced in China from crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells produced in Taiwan that are covered by an existing proceeding on such modules, laminates and panels from China.

Solar Panels from China. The ITA has issued AD and CV duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China, effective Feb. 18. Current cash deposit rates for entries of subject merchandise are 26.71 percent to 165.04 percent (AD) and 27.64 percent to 49.21 percent (CV).

The goods covered by this order are modules, laminates and/or panels consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including building integrated materials. For purposes of these orders, subject merchandise includes modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in China consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells produced in a customs territory other than China. Subject merchandise includes modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in China consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells of thickness equal to or greater than 20 micrometers, having a p/n junction formed by any means, whether or not the cell has undergone other processing, including, but not limited to, cleaning, etching, coating, and/or addition of materials (including, but not limited to, metallization and conductor patterns) to collect and forward the electricity that is generated by the cell. Covered merchandise is currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 8501.61.0000, 8507.20.8030, 8507.20.8040, 8507.20.8060, 8507.20.8090, 8541.40.6020, 8541.40.6030 and 8501.31.8000.

Excluded from the scope of these orders are (a) thin film photovoltaic products produced from

amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride  or copper indium gallium selenide, (b) modules, laminates and/or panels assembled in China consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, not exceeding 10,000mm2 in surface area, that are permanently integrated into a consumer good whose function is other than power generation and that consumes the electricity generated by the

cells, and (c) any products covered by the existing AD and CV duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, laminates and/or panels, from China.

Solar Cells from China. The ITA has corrected the preliminary results of its administrative review of the CV duty order of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China for the period March 26 through Dec. 31, 2012, by amending the lists of companies for which this review has been rescinded and those for which it will continue.

 

Steel Pipe. The ITA has amended the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico for the period Nov. 1, 2008, through Oct. 31, 2009, pursuant to the settlement of a related lawsuit. The revised weighted average dumping margin for Mueller Comercial de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. is 13.7 percent. AD duties based on this rate will be assessed on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject merchandise from Mueller.

Pasta. The ITA has issued the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on pasta from Italy for the period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. Weighted average dumping margins range from 1.71 percent to 4.26 percent. AD duties based on these rates will be assessed on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject merchandise that is entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Feb. 18.

Ferrovanadium. The ITA has continued for five years the AD duty orders on ferrovanadium from China and South Africa, effective Feb. 18.

These orders cover all ferrovanadium regardless of grade, chemistry, form, shape or size. Ferrovanadium is an alloy of iron and vanadium that is used chiefly as an additive in the manufacture of steel. It is classified under HTSUS subheading 7202.92.00.

The orders specifically exclude vanadium additives other than ferrovanadium such as nitride vanadium, vanadium-aluminum master alloys, vanadium chemicals, vanadium oxides, vanadium waste and scrap, and vanadium-bearing raw materials such as slag, boiler residues and fly ash.

Merchandise under HTSUS subheadings 2850.00.2000, 8112.40.3000 and 8112.40.6000 is specifically excluded.

Garment Hangers. The ITA has rescinded with respect to 35 companies its administrative review of the AD duty order on steel wire garment hangers from China for the period Oct. 1, 2013, through Sept. 30, 2014. AD duties on entries of subject merchandise from these 35 companies during the period of review will be assessed at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

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