AD/CV Notices: Tires, Shelves, Sugar, Oil Country Tubular Goods
Tires. The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary affirmative dumping determination on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China. Dumping margins range from 19.17 percent to 87.99 percent.
The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require AD cash deposits on entries of subject merchandise based on these preliminary rates. Because the ITA preliminarily determined that critical circumstances exist with respect to imports from all exporters other than Giti Tire Global Trading Pte. Ltd. and Sailun Group Co. Ltd., provisional measures will be imposed retroactively on entries of subject tires from such exporters up to 90 days prior to these determinations.
Kitchen Shelving. The International Trade Commission will hold an open meeting Feb. 5 in Washington, D.C., to vote in its sunset review of the AD and CV duty orders on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks from China. This vote will result in either the continuation or revocation of these orders.
Sugar. The ITC has instituted investigations to determine whether agreements suspending the AD and CV duty investigations of sugar from Mexico completely eliminate the injurious effect of imports of this product. First submissions are due by Feb. 10 and second submissions responding to arguments and information in the first submissions are due by Feb. 26.
Oil Country Tubular Goods. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is inviting written comments through Feb. 18 on the issues raised in a World Trade Organization dispute brought by South Korea concerning the United States’ AD duty order on oil country tubular goods from Korea. This challenge covers the ITA’s (a) calculation of the constructed value profit rate for the Korean respondents, (b) conclusion that one Korean respondent was affiliated with an unaffiliated supplier and an unaffiliated customer, (c) decision to select two mandatory respondents, and (d) “as such” use of an alleged methodology to determine whether a respondent’s home market sales are viable for the purposes of calculating normal value.