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AD/CV: Mechanical Tubing, Aluminum, MSG, Softwood Lumber

Monday, December 11, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Mechanical Tubing. The International Trade Administration has made final affirmative countervailing duty determinations on cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China and India. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require CV cash deposits based on the final net subsidy rates, which range from 18.27 percent to 21.41 percent for China and 8.02 percent to 42.60 percent for India.

In the China investigation the ITA found that critical circumstances exist with respect to all producers and exporters other than Jiangsu Hongyi Steel Pipe Co. Ltd. and Zhangjiagang Huacheng Import & Export Co. Ltd. The ITA will therefore instruct CBP to impose CV duties retroactively on entries of subject goods from all other producers and exporters, effective 90 days prior to publication of the preliminary determination in the Federal Register.

Aluminum Extrusions. In the final results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on aluminum extrusions from China for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined net subsidy rates of 16.08 percent and 198.61 percent for 18 companies. CV duties at these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and CV cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 8.

Monosodium Glutamate. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on MSG from China for the period Nov. 1, 2015, through Oct. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined that 27 exporters are part of the China-wide entity because they did not file a separate rate application and/or a separate rate certification. As a result, AD duties based on the China-wide rate of 40.41 percent will be assessed on entries of subject goods from these companies during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods from these companies that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 8.

Aluminum Sheet. The International Trade Commission has instituted AD and CV injury investigations of common alloy aluminum sheet from China. A conference will be held Dec. 21, requests to appear at the conference are due by Dec. 19, written comments are due by Dec. 27, and the ITC’s preliminary determination is due by Jan. 16.

Softwood Lumber. The ITC has made final AD and CV injury determinations on softwood lumber from Canada. As a result, the ITA will issue AD and CV duty orders on this product. The ITC made a negative critical circumstances finding in the AD investigation, meaning that AD duties will not be imposed retroactively.

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