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AD/CV: PTFE Resin, Silicon Metal, Polyester Fiber, Paper Products

Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

PTFE Resin. The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary affirmative CV duty determination on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from India, finding a subsidy rate of 3.90 percent. Accordingly, the ITA will instruct CBP to begin collecting CV cash deposits at the preliminary rate.

Silicon Metal. The ITA has made final affirmative AD and CV duty determinations on silicon metal from Australia and Brazil, as well as a final affirmative AD duty determination on subject merchandise from Norway and a final affirmative CV duty determination on subject merchandise from Kazakhstan. The ITA found weighted average dumping margins of 41.73 percent or 51.28 percent in the case of Australia, 68.97 percent or 134.92 percent in the case of Brazil, and 3.22 percent in the case of Norway. It also found subsidy rates of 14.78 percent in the case of Australia, 2.44 percent or 52.51 percent in the case of Brazil, and 100.00 in the case of Kazakhstan. In the Australia AD determination, the ITA continued to find that critical circumstances exist with respect to one company; accordingly, CBP will be instructed to continue to impose provisional measures retroactively on entries of subject merchandise from that company.

Polyester Staple Fiber. In its sunset review of the AD duty order on polyester staple fiber from China, the International Trade Commission has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, this order will remain in place.

Paper Products. The ITC determined Jan. 19 that revocation of the AD duty orders on certain lined paper products from China and India as well as the CV duty order on subject merchandise from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. Accordingly, the DOC has extended the orders for an additional five years.

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