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AD/CV: Steel Wheels, Woven Sacks, Shrimp, Pasta, Nails, Paper, Monosodium Glutamate

Thursday, August 09, 2018
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Steel Wheels. A petition filed Aug. 7 alleges that steel wheels from China are being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market and benefiting from countervailable subsidies. Goods covered by this petition are currently classified under HTSUS 8716.90.5035 and may also enter under HTSUS 8716.90.5059. The alleged average dumping margins are 29.27 percent to 49.89 percent.

The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch antidumping and countervailing duty and injury investigations, respectively, on this product. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact trade counsel as soon as possible.

Woven Sacks. The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary affirmative determination in its countervailing duty investigation of laminated woven sacks from Vietnam. The ITA will instruct CBP to collect CV cash deposits on entries of subject goods at the preliminary subsidy rates, which range from 3.24 percent to 6.15 percent.

Shrimp. The ITA has rescinded its antidumping administrative review of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam exported by Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company and Seavina Joint Stock Company during the period Feb. 1, 2017, through Jan. 31, 2018, because the petitioners timely withdrew their review requests. The review will continue with respect to various other companies.

Pasta. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on pasta from Italy for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined a subsidy rate of 1.21 percent for GR.A.M.M. S.r.l. and has rescinded its review of eight companies based on the timely withdrawal of the review requests.

Steel Nails. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on certain steel nails from Malaysia for the period July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of zero for Inmax Sdn. Bhd. and Inmax Industries Sdn. Bhd. and 1.33 percent for Region International Co. Ltd. and Region System Sdn. Bhd. Additionally, the ITA has rescinded its review of 15 companies based on the timely withdrawal of the review requests.

Uncoated Paper. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on certain uncoated paper from Indonesia for the period Aug. 26, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, PT Sateri Viscose International, A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, and APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited. The ITA will instruct CBP to liquidate subject entries without regard to AD duties.

Monosodium Glutamate. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on monosodium glutamate from China for the period Nov. 1, 2016, through Oct. 31, 2017, the ITA has determined that the 27 companies subject to the review are part of the China-wide entity, subject to a 40.41 percent weighted average dumping margin.

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