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AD/CV: Fittings, Plate, Shrimp, Ribbon, CSPV Cells, Hangers, Pipe/Tube, Magnesium, Electrodes, Biodiesel

Monday, March 12, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Fittings. The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination on forged steel fittings from China, finding a subsidy rate of 13.79 percent. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to begin collecting CV cash deposits at the preliminary rate.

Steel Plate. The International Trade Commission determined Feb. 12 that revocation of the AD and CV duty orders on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from India, Indonesia, and Korea would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. Accordingly, the ITA has extended the orders for an additional five years.

In its preliminary results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on subject merchandise from Korea for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined subsidy rates of 0.21 percent (de minimis) for Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd. and 0.54 percent for Hyundai Steel Company. Additionally, the review has been rescinded with respect to 12 companies.

In its preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on subject merchandise from Korea for the period Feb. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017, the ITA has determined dumping margins of 0.90 percent for Dongkuk Steel Mill Co. Ltd. and 11.64 percent for Hyundai Steel Company.

Shrimp. In its preliminary results of its administrative reviews of the AD duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India and Vietnam for the period Feb. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017, the ITA has determined dumping margins of zero or 2.34 percent in the case of India as well as 25.39 percent in the case of Vietnam. The ITA has also preliminarily determined in its review of subject merchandise from Vietnam that 11 companies under active review did not have any reviewable transactions during the period of review.

Plastic Ribbon. The ITA has postponed from March 26 to May 29 its preliminary determination in the CV duty probe of certain plastic decorative ribbon from China.

CSPV Cells. The ITA has determined that revocation of the AD duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. The ITC will proceed with its own investigation to determine whether revocation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The order will be extended for an additional five years if the ITC issues an affirmative determination but will be rescinded if the ITC issues a negative determination.

Garment Hangers. The ITA has determined that revocation of the CV duty order on steel wire garment hangers from Vietnam would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The order will be extended for an additional five years if the ITC issues an affirmative injury determination but will be rescinded if the ITC issues a negative determination.

Pipe and Tube. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from Mexico for the period Aug. 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016, the ITA has determined that sales of subject merchandise by Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V and its affiliated reseller Aceros Cuatro Caminos S.A. de C.V. were not made at prices below normal value. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to liquidate entries covered by this review period without regard to AD duties.

Magnesium. The ITA has determined that revocation of the AD duty order on pure magnesium in granular form from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The order will be extended for an additional five years if the ITC issues an affirmative injury determination but will be rescinded if the ITC issues a negative determination.

Graphite Electrodes. In its preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China for the period Feb. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017, the ITA has determined a dumping margin of zero for Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co. Ltd. The ITA has also preliminarily determined that certain companies had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review.

Biodiesel. In the final phase of its AD duty investigation of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, the ITC is giving interested parties until March 14 to file supplemental comments on the ITA’s final determinations. The staff report will be placed in the nonpublic record March 23 and a public version will be issued thereafter.  

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