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AD/CV Notices: Steel Wire Rod, Citric Acid, Solar Cells, Pipe Fittings

Thursday, January 08, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Wire Rod from China. The International Trade Administration has issued antidumping and countervailing duty orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from China, effective Jan. 8. The scope of these orders covers certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately circular cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. The products covered by this order are currently classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030 and 7227.90.6035. Products entered under subheadings 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 may also be included in this scope if they meet the physical description of subject merchandise above.

Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the HTSUS definitions for stainless steel, tool steel, high nickel steel, ball bearing steel or concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorus, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium).

Weighted average dumping margins are 106.19 percent to 110.25 percent and net subsidy rates are 178.46 percent to 193.31 percent. CV cash deposits are required at the latter rates, while AD cash deposits will be adjusted for export subsidies as appropriate.

Citric Acid and Citrate Salts. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the CV duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from China with respect to the following companies: Changsha Huir Biological-Tech Co. Ltd., Huangshi Xinghua Biochemical Co. Ltd., Hunan Dongting Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Jiali Bio Group (Qingdao) Co. Ltd., Juxian Hongde Citric Acid Co. Ltd., Lianyungang Debang Fine Chemical Co. Ltd., Lianyungang Dongtai Food Ingredients Co. Ltd., Lianyungang Hengsheng Fine Chemical Co. Ltd., Lianyungang Yunbo Chemical Co. Ltd., Lianyungang Zhengrong Food Additive Factory, Nantong Feiyu Fine Chemical Co. Ltd., Ningxiang Xinyang Chemical Co. Ltd., Penglai Marine Bio-Tech Co. Ltd., Qingdao Fuso Refining & Processing Co. Ltd., Reephos Chemical Co. Ltd., Rugao Jiangbei Additive Co. Ltd., RZBC Group Shareholding Co. Ltd., Shandong Hongshide Chemical Co. Ltd., Shandong TTCA Biochemistry Co. Ltd., Shihezi City Changyum Biochemical Co. Ltd., Weifang Ensign Industry Co. Ltd., Wuhan Shuangfeng Citric Acid Co. Ltd., Yixing Union Biochemical Co. Ltd., Yixing Zhenfen Medical Chemical Co. Ltd. and Yunnan No. 2 Fuel Factory. The review will continue with respect to Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co. Ltd.

For the companies for which this review is being rescinded, CV duties will be assessed at the cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption during the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.

Solar Cells. The ITA has issued the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China for the period May 25, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2013. Weighted average dumping margins range from 1.82 percent to 238.56 percent.

The ITA has also issued the preliminary results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on these items for the period March 26 through Dec. 31, 2012. Net subsidy rates range from 8.63 percent to 22.73 percent. This review has been rescinded with respect to 66 companies based on the petitioner’s withdrawal of its request for review.

Pipe Fittings. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from China, the ITA has determined that Overseas Industrial Corporation is part of the China-wide entity, which is already subject to a 75.5 percent AD duty rate.

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