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AD/CV Notices: Hand Trucks, Steel Nails, Wood Flooring, Plastic Bags

Monday, July 13, 2015
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Hand Trucks. As a result of an expedited sunset review, the International Trade Administration has determined that revocation of the AD duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted-average margins up to 383.60 percent.

Steel Nails. The ITA has issued AD duty orders on steel nails from Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Taiwan and Vietnam, effective July 13.

The goods covered by these orders are certain steel nails having a nominal shaft length not exceeding 12 inches. Certain steel nails include nails made from round wire and nails that are cut from flat-rolled steel. They may be of one-piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces. They may be produced from any type of steel and may have any type of surface finish, head type, shank, point type and shaft diameter. They may be sold in bulk or may be collated in any manner using any material.

Subject nails are currently classified under HTSUS subheadings 7317.00.5502, 7317.00.5503, 7317.00.5505, 7317.00.5507, 7317.00.5508, 7317.00.5511, 7317.00.5518, 7317.00.5519, 7317.00.5520, 7317.00.5530, 7317.00.5540, 7317.00.5550, 7317.00.5560, 7317.00.5570, 7317.00.5580, 7317.00.5590, 7317.00.6530, 7317.00.6560 and 7317.00.7500. They may also may be classified under HTSUS subheadings 7907.00.6000, 8206.00.0000 or other subheadings.

The following are excluded from the scope of these orders.

- nails packaged in combination with one or more non-subject articles if the total number of nails of all types, in aggregate regardless of size, is less than 25

- nails with a nominal shaft length of one inch or less that are a component of an unassembled article if the total number of nails is 60 or less and the imported unassembled article falls into one of the following eight groupings: (1) builders’ joinery and carpentry of wood that are classifiable as windows, French windows and their frames; (2) builders’ joinery and carpentry of wood that are classifiable as doors and their frames and thresholds; (3) swivel seats with variable height adjustment; (4) seats that are convertible into beds (with the exception of those classifiable as garden seats or camping equipment); (5) seats of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials; (6) other seats with wooden frames (with the exception of seats of a kind used for aircraft or motor vehicles); (7) furniture (other than seats) of wood (with the exception of (i) medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture and (ii) barbers’ chairs and similar chairs, having rotating as well as both reclining and elevating movements); or (8) furniture (other than seats) of materials other than wood, metal or plastics (e.g., furniture of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials)

- nails that meet the specifications of Type I, Style 20 nails as identified in tables 29 through 33 of ASTM Standard F1667 (2013 revision)

- nails suitable for use in power-actuated hand tools, whether or not threaded

- nails having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 on the Rockwell Hardness C scale, a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a centered shank and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for use in gas-actuated hand tools

- corrugated nails

- thumb tacks

The ITA will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties at the following rates for all entries of subject nails that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 29, 2014: zero to 11.8 percent from Korea, 2.66 percent to 39.35 percent for Malaysia, 9.10 percent for Oman, zero to 2.24 percent for Taiwan and 323.99 percent for Vietnam.

Multilayered Wood Flooring. In the final results of its changed circumstances review of the AD duty order on multilayered wood flooring from China, the ITA has determined that Zhejiang Fuma Warm Technology Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Huzhou Fuma Wood Bus. Co. Ltd. and as such is entitled to Huzhou Fuma’s AD cash deposit rate of 58.84 percent. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to collect AD cash deposits at this rate for all shipments of subject goods exported by Zhejiang Fuma and entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after July 13.

Plastic Bags. In its sunset review of the AD duty orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, the ITA has determined that revocation of these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following rates: 77.57 percent for China, 85.17 percent for Indonesia, 101.74 percent for Malaysia, 95.81 percent for Taiwan, 122.88 percent for Thailand and 76.11 percent for Vietnam.

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