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AD/CV: Biodiesel, Silicon Metal, Sunset Reviews

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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Biodiesel. The International Trade Administration has made affirmative preliminary dumping determinations on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. The ITA notes that it found that “a particular market situation” existed with respect to the respondents’ home market sales in these countries and their reported costs of soybeans and crude palm oil used in the production of biodiesel.

The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD cash deposits on subject goods at the preliminary weighted average dumping margins of 54.36 percent to 70.05 percent for Argentina and 50.71 percent for Indonesia. However, the ITA notes that the government of Argentina has requested negotiations to suspend the AD and related CV duty investigations of biodiesel from that country.

Silicon Metal. The International Trade Commission has scheduled the final phase of its AD injury investigations of silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, and Norway and its CV injury investigations of silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. A hearing will be held Feb. 15, pre-hearing briefs are due by Feb. 8, requests to appear at the hearing are due by Feb. 9, post-hearing briefs are due by Feb. 22, and final comments are due by March 21.

Sunset Reviews. The ITC has scheduled sunset reviews of the following AD and/or CV duty orders, which will result in either the revocation or continuation of those orders.

- tin- and chromium-coated steel sheet from Japan (AD) – full review

- foundry coke from China (AD) – full review

- lined paper school supplies from China (AD/CV) and India (AD) – expedited review

- circular welded pipe and tube from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, and Turkey (AD) – expedited review

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