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AD/CV Update: Bearings, Steel Pipe, Sugar, Solar Products

Monday, July 10, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Bearings. The International Trade Administration is preliminarily rescinding its new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from China for the period June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016, after determining that the single sale of subject goods made by Zhejiang Jingli Bearing Technology Co. Ltd. during this period is not bona fide.

In the preliminary results of its administrative review of this order for the same period, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 76.93 percent for four exporters.

Steel Pipe. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe from Korea for the period Dec. 1, 2015, through Nov. 30, 2016, due to the timely withdrawal of the request for review. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods during this period at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Sugar. The U.S. and Mexico have reached agreement on final amendments to the antidumping and countervailing duty suspension agreements on sugar from Mexico, including the following.

- in the CV agreement, an updated ratio between the quantities of refined and other sugar that Mexico may export to the U.S. during a given export limit period and the polarity division between the two types of sugar

- in the AD agreement, higher minimum prices of other sugar and refined sugar to ensure that Mexican sugar imports do not suppress or undercut domestic price levels

- enhanced monitoring and enforcement provisions in each agreement, such as a requirement for polarity testing and stiff penalties for non-compliance

Solar Products. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from Taiwan for the period July 31, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 3.56 percent to 4.20 percent for 12 manufacturers/exporters. AD duties based on these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after July 7.

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