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AD/CV News: Acetone, Pipes and Tubes, Steel Racks, Steel Rod, Tomatoes

Friday, August 23, 2019
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration and/or International Trade Commission have recently announced the following actions in antidumping and countervailing duty cases.

For more information on AD/CV duty issues, including how to mitigate liability, please contact trade attorney Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965.

Acetone – scheduling of final phase of AD injury investigations of acetone from Belgium, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, and Spain (hearing set for Oct. 21, pre-hearing briefs due by Oct. 11, post-hearing briefs due by Oct. 28, final comments due by Nov. 8)

Pipes and tubes – net subsidy rate of 1.94 percent for one company in preliminary results of administrative review of CV duty order on heavy-walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017

Steel racks – final affirmative AD and CV injury determinations on steel racks from China

Steel threaded rod – scheduling of final phase of AD/CV injury investigations of carbon and alloy steel threaded rod from China, India, Taiwan, and Thailand (hearing set for Oct. 15, pre-hearing briefs due Oct. 8, post-hearing briefs due Oct. 22, final comments due Nov. 8)

Tomatoes – new draft agreement to suspend AD duty investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico and avoid new AD duties (agreement includes higher reference prices, new inspection mechanism to prevent imports of low-quality, poor-condition tomatoes, and ability for U.S. to audit up to 80 Mexican tomato producers per quarter)

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