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AD/CV Notices: Nails, PET Film, Wooden Furniture

Friday, February 06, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Nails. In its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel nails from the United Arab Emirates for the period May 1, 2013, through April 30, 2014, the International Trade Administration has preliminarily determined weighted average dumping margins of 18.13 percent for Dubai Wire FZE and 184.41 percent for Precision Fasteners LLC. Comments on these preliminary results are due no later than March 9.

PET Film, Sheet and Strip. The ITA has revoked the AD duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip from Brazil, effective Nov. 10, 2013. As a result, the ITA will notify U.S. Customs and Border Protection to (a) terminate the suspension of liquidation and discontinue the collection of cash deposits on entries of PET film from Brazil that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse on or after that date and (b) refund with interest all cash deposits on entries made on or after that date.

The ITA has also continued the AD duty orders on PET film, sheet and strip from China and the United Arab Emirates for five years, effective Feb. 6.

The products covered by these orders are all gauges of raw, pre-treated or primed PET film, whether extruded or co-extruded. PET film is classifiable under HTSUS subheading 3920.62.0090. Excluded are metallized films and other finished films that have had at least one of their surfaces modified by the application of a performance-enhancing resinous or inorganic layer more than 0.00001 inches thick. Also excluded is roller transport cleaning film, which has at least one of its surfaces modified by the application of 0.5 micrometers of SBR latex. Tracing and drafting film is also excluded.

Wooden Bedroom Furniture. In its changed circumstances review of the AD duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China, the ITA has announced its intention to revoke this order with respect to certain shoe cabinets. Written comments on this proposal are due no later than Feb. 17.

The products covered by this changed circumstances review are shoe cabinets 31.5-33.5 inches wide by 15.5-17.5 inches deep by 34.5-36.5 inches high. They are designed strictly to store  shoes, which are intended to be aligned in rows perpendicular to the wall along which the cabinet is positioned. Shoe cabinets do not have drawers, rods or other indicia for the storage of clothing other than shoes. The cabinets are not designed, manufactured or offered for sale in coordinated groups or sets and are made substantially of wood, have two to four shelves inside them and are covered by doors. The doors often have blinds that are designed to allow air circulation and release of bad odors. The doors themselves may be made of wood or glass. The depth of the shelves does not exceed 14 inches. Each shoe cabinet has doors, adjustable shelving and ventilation holes.

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