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AD/CV Notices: New Admin Reviews, Matchbooks

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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New Administrative Reviews. The International Trade Administration has initiated administrative reviews of the antidumping and/or countervailing duty orders listed below for the periods March 1, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2015 (AD) or Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014 (CV).

- brass sheet and strip from France, Germany and Italy (AD) - stainless steel bar from Spain (AD) - circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand (AD) - glycine from China (AD) - large residential washers from Korea (CV)

Matchbooks. The ITA has continued for five years, effective April 30, the AD and CV duty orders on commodity matchbooks from India.

The scope of these orders covers commodity matchbooks, also known as commodity book matches, paper matches or booklet matches. Commodity matchbooks typically consist of 20 match stems usually made from paperboard or similar material tipped with a match head composed of any chemical formula. The match stems may be stitched, stapled or otherwise fastened into a matchbook cover of any material, on which a striking strip composed of any chemical formula has been applied to assist in the ignition process. Commodity matchbooks included in the scope of these orders may or may not contain printing.  

Covered matchbooks are properly classified under HTSUS subheading 3605.00.0060 and may also enter under HTSUS subheading 3605.00.0030.

The scope of these orders excludes promotional matchbooks sold to businesses that provide hospitality, dining, drinking or entertainment services to their customers and given away by these businesses as promotional items. Also excluded are all other matches that are not fastened into a matchbook cover such as wooden matches, stick matches, box matches, kitchen matches, pocket matches, penny matches, household matches, strike-anywhere matches, strike-on-box matches, fireplace matches, barbeque/grill matches, fire starters and wax matches.

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