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AD/CV: Magnesium, Xanthan Gum, Rebar, Steel Wheels, Woven Sacks

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Magnesium. A petition filed Oct. 24 alleges that magnesium from Israel is being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market and benefitting from countervailable subsidies. The alleged average dumping margins range from 126.5 percent to 172.0 percent and there are 12 alleged countervailable subsidies.

The International Trade Administration and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD and CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on this product. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact trade counsel as soon as possible.

For more information contact Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965 or David Craven at (312) 279-2844.

Xanthan Gum. In its sunset review of the AD duty order on xanthan gum from China, the ITC has determined that revoking this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, this order will remain in place.

Rebar. In its sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on steel concrete reinforcing bar from Belarus, China, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, the ITC has determined that revoking these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, these orders will remain in place.

Steel Wheels. The ITA has made a preliminary affirmative dumping determination on steel wheels from China. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to begin requiring AD cash deposits on entries of subject goods at the preliminary weighted average dumping margin of 231.7 percent. The ITA’s final determination is due by Jan. 8.

Woven Sacks. The ITC has scheduled the final phase of its AD and CV injury investigations of laminated woven sacks from Vietnam. A hearing will be held Feb. 28, requests to appear at the hearing are due by Feb. 21, pre-hearing briefs are due by Feb. 20, post-hearing briefs are due by March 7, and final comments are due by March 25.

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