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AD/CV: Citric Acid, Polyester Fiber, Clothes Washers, Tapered Bearings

Thursday, February 01, 2018
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Citric Acid. The International Trade Commission has scheduled the final phase of its antidumping and countervailing injury investigations of citric acid and certain citrate salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand. A hearing will be held May 14, requests to appear at the hearing are due by May 8, pre-hearing briefs are due by May 7, post-hearing briefs are due by May 21, and final comments are due by June 15.

Polyester Staple Fiber. The International Trade Administration has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyester staple fiber from China for the period June 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017, due to the withdrawal of the request for review. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on 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.

The ITA has also made preliminary affirmative dumping determinations on low-melt PSF from Korea and Taiwan. The ITA will instruct CBP to begin collecting AD cash deposits at the preliminary dumping margins, which are zero to 16.48 percent for Korea and 52.00 percent for Taiwan.

Clothes Washers. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on large residential washers from Korea for the period Feb. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 0.64 percent for LG Electronics Inc. AD duties based on this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Jan. 31.

Tapered Roller Bearings. The ITA has made a preliminary affirmative dumping determination on tapered roller bearings from Korea. The ITA will instruct CBP to begin requiring AD cash deposits on such goods at the preliminary dumping margins, which range from 21.23 percent to 45.53 percent.

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