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AD/CV Update: Steel Plate, Dioctyl Terephthalate

Friday, August 18, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Cut-to-Length Steel Plate. In the final results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from Korea for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, the International Trade Administration has determined a net subsidy rate of 0.54 percent for six companies. CV duties at this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and CV cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Aug. 18.

The ITA has also (a) determined a net subsidy rate of 0.13 percent (de minimis) for one company and will therefore not assess CV duties or require CV cash deposits for subject goods from this company, and (b) rescinded this review with respect to eight companies.

DOTP. The ITA has issued an antidumping duty order on dioctyl terephthalate from Korea, effective Aug. 18. Current weighted average dumping margins, which determine AD duty assessment and cash deposit rates, are 2.71 percent to 4.08 percent.

This order covers DOTP regardless of form. DOTP that has been blended with other products is included when such blends include constituent parts that have not been chemically reacted with each other to produce a different product. For such blends, only the DOTP component of the mixture is covered by this order.

DOTP that is otherwise subject to this order is not excluded when commingled with DOTP from sources not subject to this order, but only the subject component of such commingled products is covered.

Subject goods are currently classified under HTSUS 2917.39.2000 and may also enter under HTSUS 2917.39.7000 or 3812.20.1000.

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