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AD/CV: Ammonium Sulfate, Wood Flooring, Rubber

Friday, March 10, 2017
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Ammonium Sulfate. The International Trade Administration has issued antidumping and countervailing duty orders on ammonium sulfate from China, effective March 9. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require AD cash deposits at the rate of 493.46 percent and CV cash deposits at the rate of 206.72 percent on entries of subject goods.

These orders cover ammonium sulfate in all physical forms, with or without additives such as anti-caking agents. The scope includes ammonium sulfate that is combined with other products, including by, for example, blending (i.e., mixing granules of ammonium sulfate with granules of one or more other products), compounding (i.e., when ammonium sulfate is compacted with one or more other products under high pressure), or granulating (incorporating multiple products into granules; e.g., through a slurry process). For such combined products, only the ammonium sulfate component is covered by these orders.

Ammonium sulfate that has been combined with other products is included within the scope regardless of whether the combining occurs in countries other than China. Ammonium sulfate that is otherwise subject to these orders is not excluded when commingled (i.e., mixed or combined) with ammonium sulfate from sources not subject to these orders. Only the subject component of such commingled products is covered by these orders.

The goods covered by these orders are currently classifiable under HTSUS 3102.21.0000.

Wood Flooring. In the final results of its sunset review of the AD duty order on multilayered wood flooring from China, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins up to 25.62 percent.

Rubber. The International Trade Commission has scheduled the final phase of its AD injury investigation of emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland. A hearing will be held June 29, requests to appear at the hearing are due by June 23, pre-hearing briefs are due by June 22, post-hearing briefs are due by July 7, and final comments are due by Aug. 1.

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