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AD/CV: Artists’ Canvas, Pasta, Honey

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Artists’ Canvas. Effective March 21, the International Trade Administration is continuing for five years the antidumping duty order on artists’ canvas from China.

The products covered by this order are artist canvases regardless of dimension and/or size, whether assembled or unassembled, that have been primed/coated, whether or not made from cotton, whether or not archival, whether bleached or unbleached, and whether or not containing an ink receptive top coat. Priming/coating includes the application of a solution designed to promote the adherence of artist materials, such as paint or ink, to the fabric. Artist canvases (i.e., pre-stretched canvases, canvas panels, canvas pads, canvas rolls (including bulk rolls that have been primed), printable canvases, floor cloths, and placemats) are tightly woven prepared painting and/or printing surfaces. Artist canvas and stretcher strips (whether or not made of wood and whether or not assembled) included within a kit or set are covered by this order.

Artist canvases subject to this order are currently classifiable under HTSUS 5901.90.2000, 5901.90.4000, 5903.90.2500, 5903.90.2000, 5903.90.1000, 5907.00.8090, 5907.00.8010, and 5907.00.6000.

Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are tracing cloths, paint-by-number or paint-it-yourself artist canvases with a copyrighted preprinted outline, pattern, or design, whether or not included in a painting set or kit. Also excluded are stretcher strips, whether or not made from wood, so long as they are not incorporated into artist canvases or sold as part of an artist canvas kit or set. Additionally, canvas woven and primed in India but cut, stretched, and framed in China and exported from China is not subject to this order.

Pasta. In the preliminary results of its changed circumstances review of the AD duty order on pasta from Italy, the ITA has determined that Francesco Tamma S.p.A. is not the successor-in-interest to Tamma Industrie Alimentary S.r.l., which is excluded from this order. If this determination is upheld in the final results of this review, the AD cash deposit rate for Tamma will be 15.45 percent.

Honey. The ITA is rescinding its administrative review of the AD duty order on honey from China for the period Dec. 1, 2015, through Nov. 30, 2016, with respect to Shayang Xianghe Food Co. Ltd. because the petitioners timely withdrew their requests for review. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods from this company at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

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