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AD/CV: Paper, Solar Cells, Power Transformers, Steel Flanges, Aluminum Foil

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Uncoated Paper. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncoated paper from Brazil for the period Aug. 27, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017, the International Trade Administration has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 17.39 percent for exporter/producer Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A.

In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on uncoated paper from Indonesia for the period June 29, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined net subsidy rates of 15.09 percent for 2015 and 4.13 percent for 2016 for the reviewed companies.

Solar Cells. Pursuant to a court decision, the ITA has amended the final results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013, to specify a net subsidy rate of 24.66 percent for three producers/exporters. If these final results are not appealed or upheld on appeal, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess CV duties on unliquidated entries of subject goods based on this rate.

Large Power Transformers. The International Trade Commission has scheduled a full sunset review of the AD duty order on large power transformers from Korea. A hearing will be held July 26, requests to appear at the hearing are due by July 20, pre-hearing briefs are due by July 18, post-hearing briefs are due by Aug. 3, and final comments are due by Sept. 7.

Steel Flanges. The ITA has made an affirmative final CV duty determination on stainless steel flanges from China. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to require CV cash deposit at the net subsidy rate of 174.73 percent.

Aluminum Foil. The ITC has made final affirmative AD and CV injury determinations on aluminum foil from China. As a result, the ITA will soon issue AD and CV duty orders on this product.

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