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AD/CV: Biodiesel, Sodium Gluconate, Textured Yarn

Monday, November 12, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Biodiesel. The International Trade Administration has initiated a changed circumstances review to determine the impact of the government of Argentina’s revised export tax regime on the ITA’s final affirmative antidumping and countervailing duty determinations on biodiesel from Argentina.

Sodium Gluconate. The ITA has issued AD and CV duty orders on sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, and derivative products from China, effective Nov. 13. The current dumping margin for all exporter/producer combinations is 213.15 percent and the current net subsidy rate is 194.67 percent, and AD/CV cash deposits at these rates are being required.

These orders cover all grades of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, liquid gluconate, and glucono delta lactone regardless of physical form, including substrates; solutions; dry granular form or powders, regardless of particle size; or slurry. The scope includes GNA products that have been blended or are in solution with other product(s) where the resulting mix contains 35 percent or more of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, liquid gluconate, and/or GDL by dry weight.

Covered goods are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 2918.16.1000, 2918.16.5010, and 2932.20.5020 and may also enter under subheadings 2918.16.5050, 3824.99.2890, and 3824.99.9295.

Textured Yarn. The ITA has initiated AD and CV duty investigations of polyester textured yarn from China and India. Alleged dumping margins are 74.98 percent to 77.15 percent for China and 35.14 percent to 202.93 percent for India. The International Trade Commission’s preliminary AD and CV injury determinations are due by Dec. 3, and if they are affirmative the ITA will continue its investigations.

The product covered by these investigations is synthetic multifilament yarn manufactured from polyester (polyethylene terephthalate) through a texturing process that imparts special properties to the filaments of the yarn, including stretch, bulk, strength, moisture absorption, insulation, and the appearance of a natural fiber. These investigations cover all forms of polyester textured yarn, regardless of surface texture or appearance, yarn density and thickness (as measured in denier), number of filaments, number of plies, finish (luster), cross section, color, dye method, texturing method, or packing method (such as spindles, tubes, or beams).

Polyester textured yarn is properly classified under HTSUS subheadings 5402.33.3000 and 5402.33.6000.

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