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AD/CV: Tires, Hot-Rolled Steel, Stainless Steel, Shrimp

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Tires. The International Trade Commission has scheduled the final phase of its antidumping and countervailing injury investigations of truck and bus tires from China. A hearing will be held Jan. 24, requests to appear at the hearing are due by Jan. 18, pre-hearing briefs are due by Jan. 12, post-hearing briefs are due by Jan. 31, and final comments are due by Feb. 16.

Hot-Rolled Steel. The ITC has made final affirmative AD injury determinations on hot-rolled steel flat products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and final affirmative CV injury determinations on such products from Brazil and Korea. As a result, the International Trade Administration will issue AD and/or CV duty orders on such goods, as appropriate.

The ITC also determined that imports of subject goods from Turkey are negligible; as a result, no CV duty order on such goods will be issued.

Finally, the ITC made negative critical circumstances determinations on imports from Brazil and Japan. Subject goods that entered the U.S. from Brazil prior to Jan. 15, 2016, will not be subject to retroactive CV duties, and subject goods that entered the U.S. from Japan prior to March 22, 2016, will not be subject to retroactive AD duties.

Stainless Steel. The ITA has made a preliminary affirmative dumping determination on stainless steel sheet and strip from China, with dumping margins of 63.86 percent for non-selected rate respondents and 76.64 percent for the China-wide entity. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD cash deposits (which will be slightly different – 63.12 percent and 75.90 percent, respectively) on entries of subject merchandise.

The ITA has also made a preliminary affirmative critical circumstances determination and will therefore instruct CBP to impose provisional measures retroactively on all entries of subject goods effective 90 days prior to the date this preliminary determination is published in the Federal Register (which should occur in the near future).

Shrimp. In the preliminary results of its sunset review of the AD duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins of up to 25.76 percent.

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