AD/CV: Pure Magnesium, Steel and Transformers from Korea
Pure Magnesium. In the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from China for the period May 1, 2016, through April 30, 2017, the International Trade Administration has determined that Tianjin Magnesium International Co. Ltd. and Tianjin Magnesium Metal Co. Ltd. had no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during this period. As a result, any suspended entries of subject goods from these entities will be liquidated at the China-wide rate, which is currently 111.73 percent. In addition, the AD cash deposit rate for subject goods from these entities will remain unchanged.
Steel and Transformers. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is accepting comments through July 16 on the issues raised in a World Trade Organization dispute filed by Korea regarding U.S. antidumping and/or countervailing duty measures against Korean corrosion-resistant steel products, cold-rolled steel flat products, hot-rolled steel flat products, and large power transformers. Korea argues that (a) these measures are inconsistent with U.S. obligations under the WTO agreements on antidumping measures and subsidies and countervailing measures, (b) the U.S. failed to comply with a number of supposedly related procedural and substantive obligations under those agreements, (c) certain U.S. statutory provisions are “as such” inconsistent with WTO rules, and (d) the ITA improperly used adverse facts available.