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AD/CV: Aluminum Foil, Silicon Metal, Paper, Shrimp

Friday, August 11, 2017
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Aluminum Foil. The International Trade Administration has made a preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination on aluminum foil from China, with net subsidy rates of 16.56 percent to 80.97 percent. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect CV cash deposits from importers of subject goods based on these rates. The ITA’s final CV duty determination is due by Oct. 24.

Silicon Metal. The ITA has made preliminary affirmative CV duty determinations on silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan, with net subsidy rates of 16.23 percent for Australia, 3.69 percent to 52.07 percent for Brazil, and 120 percent for Kazakhstan. The ITA will instruct CBP to collect CV cash deposits from imports of subject goods based on these rates. The ITA’s final CV duty determinations are due by Dec. 19.

Groundwood Paper. The ITA and ITC have received petitions requesting new AD and CV investigations of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada. Alleged dumping margins range from 16.88 percent to 54.97 percent.

Subject goods include certain paper that has not been coated on either side and with 50 percent or more of the cellulose fiber content consisting of groundwood pulp, or deinked pulp made from recycled old newspapers, weighing not more than 90 grams per square meter. Groundwood pulp includes all forms of pulp produced from a mechanical process, such as thermo-mechanical process, chemi­-thermo mechanical process, or bleached chemi-thermo mechanical process or any other process other than the bleached Kraft process. The scope includes (a) paper shipped in any form, including both rolls and sheets; (b) standard newsprint, high bright newsprint, book publishing, directory, and printing and writing papers; and (c) white, off-white, cream, or colored paper.

Subject paper is classifiable under HTSUS subheadings 4801.00.0120, 4801.00.0140, 4802.61.1000, 4802.61.2000, 4802.61.3010, 4802.61.3110, 4802.61.3191, 4802.61.6040, 4802.62.1000, 4802.62.2000, 4802.62.3000, 4802.62.6140, 4802.69.1000, 4802.69.2000, and 4802.69.3000.

Specifically excluded from the scope are (a) paper printed with final content of printed text or graphic and (b) papers that otherwise meet the above description but have undergone a supercalendering process.

Shrimp. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand for the period Feb. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017, based on the timely withdrawal of all requests for review. The ITA has also rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam for the same period with respect to six companies. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods at the AD cash deposit rates in effect at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Uncoated Paper. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on uncoated paper from Indonesia for the period Aug. 26, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017, with respect to one company based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods at the AD cash deposit rate in effect at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

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