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AD/CV Notices: Ironing Tables, Steel Sheet and Strip, Silica Fabric

Tuesday, March 08, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Ironing Tables. The International Trade Administration has continued for five years, effective March 8, the antidumping duty order on floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables and certain parts thereof from China. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of such goods.

The products subject to this order may be assembled or unassembled or complete or incomplete; are designed and used principally for the hand ironing or pressing of garments or other articles of fabric; have full-height leg assemblies that support the ironing surface at an appropriate height above the floor; are produced in a variety of leg finishes, such as painted, plated or matte; and are available with various features, including iron rests, linen racks and others. The subject goods may be sold with or without a pad and/or cover.

The major parts or components covered by the order consist of the metal top components (with or without assembled supports and slides) and/or the leg components whether or not attached together as a leg assembly. The order covers separately shipped metal top components and leg components without regard to whether the respective quantities would yield an exact quantity of assembled ironing tables.

Subject goods are classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 9403.20.0011 and 9403.90.8040.

Ironing tables without legs and tabletop or countertop models with short legs that do not exceed 12 inches in length are excluded.

Steel Sheet and Strip. The ITA has initiated AD and countervailing duty investigations of stainless steel sheet and strip from China. The alleged dumping margins are 51.07 percent to 76.64 percent.

The steel included in the scope of these investigations is stainless steel sheet and strip whether in coils or straight lengthswith a width that is greater than 9.5 mm and with a thickness of 0.3048 mm and greater but less than 4.75 mm. The subject sheet and strip is annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled and may also be further processed (e.g., cold-rolled, annealed, tempered, polished, aluminized, coated, painted, varnished, trimmed, cut, punched or slit, etc.) provided that it maintains the specific dimensions of sheet and strip set forth above following such processing. The products described include products regardless of shape and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process; i.e., products that have been “worked after rolling” (e.g., products that have been beveled or rounded at the edges).

Covered steel is included whether or not it has been further processed in a third country, including cold-rolling, annealing, tempering, polishing, aluminizing, coating, painting, varnishing, trimming, cutting, punching, and/or slitting or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigations if performed in the country of manufacture of the stainless steel sheet and strip.

Subject imports are classified under dozens of HTSUS subheadings contained within headings 7219 and 7220.

Sheet and strip that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and not pickled or otherwise descaled, steel plate(i.e., flat-rolled stainless steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more) and flat wire (i.e., cold-rolled sections, with a mill edge, rectangular in shape, of a width of not more than 9.5 mm) are excluded from the scope of these investigations.

Silica Fabric. The International Trade Commission has made preliminary affirmative AD and CV injury investigations on amorphous silica fabric from China. As a result, the ITA will continue its AD and CV duty investigations of this product, with preliminary determinations due by April 14 (CV) and June 28 (AD).

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