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AD/CV Case Update: Biodiesel, Steel, Wood Flooring, Magnesium

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Biodiesel. The International Trade Administration has postponed from June 16 to Aug. 21 the deadline for its preliminary countervailing duty determinations on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia.

Steel Wire Rod. The ITA has postponed from June 21 to Aug. 25 the deadline for its preliminary CV duty determinations on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy and Turkey.

Wood Flooring. In the final results of its new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from China for the period Dec. 1, 2014, through Nov. 30, 2015, the ITA has (a) rescinded this review with respect to Zhejiang Simite Wooden Co. Ltd. because its sale of subject goods during this period was not bona fide and (2) determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for Jiangsu Keri Wood Co. Ltd. As a result, no AD duties will be assessed on entries of subject goods from Keri Wood during the period of review and no AD cash deposits will be required for such goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after June 5.

In the final results of its administrative review of this order for the period Dec. 1, 2014, through Nov. 30, 2015, the ITA has (a) determined that 10 companies had no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during this period and will therefore retain their rates from the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they participated; (b) determined that 20 companies did not establish eligibility for a separate rate and are therefore part of the China-wide entity, which was not subject to this review; (c) rescinded this review with respect to three companies; and (d) determined zero or de minimis weighted average dumping margins for dozens of exporters. No AD duties will be assessed on entries of subject goods from the last group, and no AD cash deposits will be required for subject goods from those exporters that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after June 5.

Oil Country Tubular Goods. Pursuant to a court decision, the ITA has amended its final affirmative CV duty determination on oil country tubular goods from China to specify net subsidy rates of 21.48 percent to 30.56 percent for four producers/exporters. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to use these rates as the AD cash deposit rates for three of these entities; for the other, a subsequent review established a rate of 59.29 percent. The ITA will also instruct CBP to revise the “all others” cash deposit rate based on these changes.

Pure Magnesium. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on pure magnesium from China for the period May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016, the ITA has determined that Tianjin Magnesium International Co. Ltd. and Tianjin Magnesium Metal Co. Ltd. had no reviewable entries of subject goods during this period. The AD cash deposit rates for these entities will remain unchanged from the rates assigned in the most recently completed review.

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