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AD/CV Notices: WTO Case, Steel Plate, Wood Flooring, PET Film

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

AD Duty Orders on Goods from China Revised to Reflect WTO Case. Effective July 20, the International Trade Administration is implementing determinations under section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act as a result of proceedings at the World Trade Organization with respect to antidumping duty proceedings on the following products from China.

- aluminum extrusions

- circular welded carbon-quality steel line pipe

- kitchen appliance shelving and racks

- magnesia carbon bricks

- oil country tubular goods

- potassium phosphate salts

- steel grating

- tow-behind lawn groomers and certain parts thereof

- circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe

- citric acid and certain citrate salts

- lightweight thermal paper

- narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge

- pre-stressed concrete steel wire strand

- raw flexible magnets

- sodium nitrite

- new pneumatic off-the-road tires

- kitchen racks

With respect to each of these proceedings, unless the applicable cash deposit rate has been superseded by intervening administrative reviews, the ITA will instruct U. S. Customs and Border Protection to require a cash deposit for estimated AD duties at the appropriate rate for each specified exporter/producer for entries of subject goods that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after July 20, 2015.

The WTO proceedings concerned the ITA’s imposition of AD duties calculated on the basis of the methodology for non-market economy countries concurrently with the imposition of countervailing duties on the same products without having assessed whether so-called double remedies (i.e., the offsetting of the same subsidy twice) arose from such concurrent duties.

Steel Plate. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the CV duty order on cut-to-length carbon quality steel plate from Korea for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, with respect to BDP International, Daewoo International Corp., GS Global Corp., Hyundai Glovis,

Iljin Steel, Samsung C&T Corp., Samsung C&T Engineering & Construction Group, Samsung

C&T Trading and Investment Group, Samsung Heavy Industries, and Steel N People Ltd. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess CV duties on entries of subject goods from these companies at the CV cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Multilayered Wood Flooring. The ITA has initiated new shipper reviews of the AD duty order on multilayered wood flooring from China for the period Dec. 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015, with respect to Dongtai Zhangshi Wood Industry Co. Ltd. and Huzhou Muyun Wood Co. Ltd. The ITA will instruct CBP to allow, until the completion of this review, at the option of the importer, the posting of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for each entry of subject goods that is both produced and exported by Zhangshi or Muyun.

PET Film, Sheet and Strip. In its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip from Taiwan for the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, the ITA has preliminarily determined that Nan Ya Plastics Corporation did not make sales below normal value and that Shinkong Materials Technology Corporation had no shipments of subject goods.

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