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AD/CV Notices: HFC Blends, Copper Pipe and Tube, Bearings, Steel

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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HFC Blends. The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary affirmative antidumping duty determination on hydrofluorocarbon blends and components thereof from China. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require AD cash deposits from all producers and exporters of subject goods at the preliminary dumping margins, which range from 91.99 percent to 210.46 percent. The ITA also preliminarily found that critical circumstances exist with respect to T.T. International Co. Ltd. and the China-wide entity, and CBP will be instructed to impose provisional measures retroactively on subject goods from these entities up to 90 days prior to publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.

Copper Pipe and Tube. In its sunset review of the AD duty orders on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from China and Mexico, the ITA has preliminarily found that revocation of these orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins up to 60.85 percent for China and 27.16 percent for Mexico.

Tapered Roller Bearings. The ITA has corrected the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from China for the period June 1, 2013, through May 31, 2014, to indicate that the 0.91 percent weighted average dumping margin assigned to Changshan Peer Bearing Co. Ltd./Shanghai General Bearing Co. Ltd. should have been assigned to Changshan alone.

Separately, pursuant to two different court decisions, the ITA has amended the final results of its administrative reviews of this order for the periods June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008, and June 1, 2008, through May 31, 2009. For the former period the new weighted average dumping margin for Peer Bearing Company – Changshan is 6.24 percent, and for the latter period the new margins are 21.65 percent for Peer Bearing Company – Changshan and 19.45 percent for Changshan Peer Bearing Co. Ltd. If these results are finalized the ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties at these rates on unliquidated entries of subject goods exported by these entities. However, the cash deposit rates are not being updated because (a) a more recent rate has been established for Peer Bearing Company – Changshan and (b) Changshan Peer Bearing Co. Ltd. effectively no longer exists.

Corrosion-Resistant Steel. The ITA has postponed until May 18 the deadline for issuing the final determination in its AD duty investigation of corrosion-resistant steel products from Taiwan to align this determination with those in the ITA’s AD duty investigations of such goods from China, India, Italy and Korea.

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