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AD/CV: Steel Plate, Citric Acid, Plastic Bags

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Cut-to-Length Steel Plate. The International Trade Commission has initiated and scheduled the preliminary phase of antidumping injury investigations of carbon and alloy cut-to-length steel plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan and Turkey and countervailing injury investigations of such plate from Brazil, China and Korea. A conference will be held April 29, requests to appear at this conference are due by April 27, written submissions are due by May 4, and the ITC’s preliminary determinations are due by May 23.

Citric Acid. Pursuant to a court decision, The International Trade Administration has amended the final results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from China for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011, to specify a net countervailable subsidy rate of 18.28 percent for RZBC Group Shareholding Co. Ltd., RZBC Co. Ltd., RZBC Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd., and RZBC (Juxian) Co. Ltd. (the RZBC Companies).

Since the original final results the ITA has established a new cash deposit rate for the RZBC Companies and as a result their cash deposit rate does not need to be updated. In the event that the court decision is not appealed or is upheld on appeal, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate entries of subject goods that were exported by RZBC Companies and were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the POR at the revised rate of 18.28 percent.

Plastic Bags. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand for the period Aug. 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 122.88 percent for K International Packaging Co. Ltd.

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