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AD/CV: Violet Pigment, Solar Cells, Hangers, Off-Road Tires, Innerspring Units

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Violet Pigment. The International Trade Administration has rescinded its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 from India for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, after the petitioner timely withdrew its request for review. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess CV duties on entries of subject goods during this period at the CV cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Solar Cells. The ITA is considering the revocation of the AD and CV duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China with respect to certain off-grid solar panels. Comments are due no later than Sept. 4.

Garment Hangers. Effective Aug. 20, the ITA has continued the CV duty order on steel wire garment hangers from Vietnam. This order covers hangers fabricated from carbon steel wire, whether or not galvanized or painted, whether or not coated with latex or epoxy or similar gripping materials, and/or whether or not fashioned with paper covers or capes (with or without printing) and/or nonslip features such as saddles or tubes. Covered goods are currently classified under HTSUS 7326.20.0020 and 7323.99.9080.

Specifically excluded from the order are (a) wooden, plastic, and other garment hangers not made of steel wire; (b) steel wire garment hangers with swivel hooks; (c) steel wire garment hangers with clips permanently affixed; and (d) chrome-plated steel wire garment hangers with a diameter of 3.4 mm or greater.

Off-Road Tires. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the CV duty order on pneumatic off-the-road tires from India for the period June 20, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2017, due to the timely withdrawal of the requests for review. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess CV duties on entries of subject goods during this period at the CV cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Uncovered Innerspring Units. The ITA has preliminarily determined that imports of uncovered innerspring units exported from Macau that were assembled or completed in Macau by the Macao Commercial Group using materials sourced from China are circumventing the AD duty order on innersprings from China. Comments are due by Sept. 4

As a result of this preliminary determination the ITA will direct CBP to suspend liquidation and require AD cash deposits on unliquidated entries of innersprings assembled or completed in Macau from Chinese-origin components or materials that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Nov. 22, 2017. The ITA will also instruct CBP to require AD cash deposits at the China-wide rate of 234.51 percent unless the importer/exporter can demonstrate to CBP that the subject goods were supplied by a Chinese manufacturer with a separate rate.

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