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AD/CV: New Admin Reviews, PET Resin, Staples, Tires, Clothes Washers

Wednesday, May 02, 2018
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New Admin Reviews. The International Trade Administration has initiated administrative reviews of the following antidumping and/or countervailing duty orders for the periods March 1, 2017, through Feb. 28, 2018 (AD) and Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017 (CV), unless otherwise noted. The final results of these reviews are expected no later than March 31, 2019.

- uncoated paper from Brazil (AD), Indonesia (AD/CV), and Portugal (AD)

- new pneumatic off-the-road tires from India (AD, Feb. 2, 2017, through Feb. 28, 2018; and CV, June 20, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2017)

- stainless steel bar from Spain (AD)

- circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand (AD) and Turkey (CV)

- glycine from China (AD)

- multilayered wood flooring from China (AD; Dec. 1, 2016, through Nov. 30, 2017)

- fresh tomatoes from Mexico (AD)

PET Resin. The ITA has made preliminary affirmative dumping determinations on polyethylene terephthalate resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require AD cash deposits at the preliminary weighted average dumping margins, which are 24.09 percent to 226.91 percent for Brazil, 13.16 percent for Indonesia, 8.81 percent to 101.41 percent for Korea, 7.75 percent for Pakistan, and 9.02 percent to 11.89 percent for Taiwan.

Staples. The International Trade Commission has made a final affirmative AD injury determination on carton-closing staples from China. As a result, the ITA will soon issue an AD duty order on this product.

Tires. The ITA has amended the final results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on passenger vehicle and light truck tires for the period Dec. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2015, to specify weighted average dumping margins of 15.10 percent to 114.48 percent. AD duties at these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after March 16, 2018.

Clothes Washers. In its sunset review of the CV duty order on large residential washers from Korea, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at rates of 15.28 percent to 80.25 percent.

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