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AD/CV: New Reviews, Quartz Products, Steel Threaded Rod, Diamond Sawblades

Thursday, November 15, 2018
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New Administrative Reviews. The International Trade Administration has initiated administrative reviews of the following antidumping and/or countervailing duty orders for the periods Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018 (AD) or Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017 (CV), unless otherwise noted. These reviews could result in changes to applicable AD and/or CV duty rates.

- emulsion styrene butadiene rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland (AD; Feb. 24, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018)

- lined paper products from India (AD/CV)

- oil country tubular goods from India (AD), Korea (AD), Turkey (AD/CV), and Vietnam (AD)

- heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Korea (AD), Mexico (AD), and Turkey (AD/CV)

- cold-rolled steel flat products from Korea (AD/CV) and the United Kingdom (AD)

- carbon and alloy seamless standard line and pressure pipe (under 4.5”) from Romania (AD; Aug. 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018)

- narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from Taiwan (AD) and China (CV)

- magnesia carbon bricks from China (AD/CV)

- new pneumatic off-the-road tires from China (AD/CV)

- steel nails from China (AD; Aug. 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018)

- freshwater crawfish tail meat from China (AD)

- hydrofluorocarbon blends from China (AD; Aug. 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018)

- passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China (CV)

Quartz Surface Products. The ITA has made a preliminary determination in its CV duty investigation of quartz surface products from China that critical circumstances exist with respect to two exporters. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of any unliquidated entries of subject goods from these exporters that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after June 23, 2018, and to require CV cash deposits on such entries at the preliminary net subsidy rates established for these exporters.

Steel Threaded Rod. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on steel threaded rod from China for the period April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 206.00 percent. AD duties based on this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Nov. 15.

Diamond Sawblades. The ITA has made a preliminary determination that imports of diamond sawblades comprised of cores and segments produced in China and joined into diamond sawblades in, and exported from, Thailand by Diamond Tools Technology (Thailand) Co. Ltd. are circumventing the AD duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China. As a result, the ITA will direct CBP to suspend liquidation of, and require AD cash deposits at the China-wide rate of 82.05 percent for, unliquidated entries of such goods that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 1, 2017.

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