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AD/CV: Folding Gift Boxes, Off-Road Tires, Tin Mill Products

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Folding Gift Boxes. Effective July 11, the International Trade Administration is continuing the antidumping duty order on folding gift boxes from China.

Folding gift boxes are a type of folding or knock-down carton produced from a variety of recycled and virgin paper or paperboard materials, including clay-coated paper or paperboard and kraft (bleached or unbleached) paper or paperboard. Folding gift boxes covered by this order are typically decorated with a holiday motif using various processes, including printing, embossing, debossing, and foil stamping, but may also be plain white or printed with a single color. Subject goods include folding gift boxes with or without handles, whether finished or unfinished, and whether in one-piece or multi-piece configuration. Subject boxes are classified under HTSUS subheadings 4819.20.0040 and 4819.50.4060.

The scope excludes (a) folding gift boxes that have a retailer’s name, logo, trademark, or similar company information printed prominently on the box’s top exterior, (b) boxes where the outside of the box is a single color and the box is not packaged in shrink-wrap, cellophane, other resin-based packaging films, or paperboard, (c) boxes manufactured from paper or paperboard of a thickness of more than 0.8 millimeters, corrugated paperboard, or papier mache, and (d) boxes for which no side, when assembled, is at least nine inches in length.

Off-Road Tires. The ITA has amended the final results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on new pneumatic off-the-road tires from China for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, to specify a net subsidy rate of 31.48 percent for two manufacturer/exporters. The ITA intends to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect CV cash deposits at this rate for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after April 13, 2017.

Separately, in the preliminary results of its administrative review of this order for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined a net subsidy rate of 91.94 percent for Tianjin Leviathan International Trade Co. Ltd.

Tin Mill Products. Effective July 11, the ITA has continued the AD duty order on tin mill products from Japan. The products covered by this order are tin mill flat-rolled products coated or plated with tin, chromium, or chromium oxides. Covered goods are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7210.11.0000, 7210.12.0000, 7210.50.0000, 7212.10.0000, and 7212.50.0000 if of non-alloy steel and subheadings 7225.99.0090, and 7226.99.0180 if of alloy steel.

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