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AD/CV Notices: Supercalendered Paper, Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Supercalendered Paper. The International Trade Administration has issued a countervailing duty order on supercalendered paper from Canada, effective Dec. 10. As a result, the ITA will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess CV duties on unliquidated entries of subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Aug. 3, 2015, and before Dec. 1, 2015. The ITA will also direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation for such goods effective as of Dec. 9 ; assess CV duties on such entries based on the net countervailable subsidy rates, which range from 17.87 percent to 20.18 percent; and require CV cash deposits at these rates.

SC paper is uncoated paper that has undergone a calendering process in which the base sheet, made of pulp and filler (typically, but not limited to, clay, talc or other mineral additive), is processed through a set of supercalenders, a supercalender, or a soft nip calender operation. The scope of this order covers all SC paper regardless of basis weight, brightness, opacity, smoothness or grade and whether in rolls or in sheets. Further, the scope covers all SC paper that meets the scope definition regardless of the type of pulp fiber or filler material used to produce the paper. Subject goods primarily enter under HTSUS subheading 4802.61.3035 but may also enter under subheadings 4802.61.3010, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.6020 and 4802.69.3000.

Specifically excluded from the scope are imports of paper printed with final content of printed text or graphics.

Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on welded carbon steel standard pipe and tube products from Turkey for the period May 1, 2013, through Apr. 31, 2014, the ITA has determined weighted averaged dumping margins of zero for Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. and 3.16 percent for Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. AD duties based on these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for such goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 10. The ITA also determined that Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. made no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during the period of review.

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