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AD/CV: Pipe Fittings, Lumber, Tires, Nails

Friday, March 16, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Pipe Fittings. The International Trade Commission has scheduled the final phase of its antidumping and countervailing injury investigations of cast iron soil pipe fittings from China. A hearing will be held June 26, requests to appear at the hearing are due by June 20, pre-hearing briefs are due by June 19, post-hearing briefs are due by July 9, and final comments are due by July 31.

Softwood Lumber. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has determined that coniferous shingles and sawn shakes from Canada fall within the scope of the AD and CV duty orders on softwood lumber from Canada. Entries of such goods must be entered under entry type 03 with payment of AD/CV duties. CBP states that it will take appropriate enforcement actions, including penalty actions, against importers who fail to properly file entries of these goods.

Off-Road Tires. The International Trade Administration has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on new pneumatic off-the-road tires from China for the period Sept. 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2017, with respect to two companies based on their timely withdrawal of their requests for review. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Passenger Vehicle Tires. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China for the period Jan. 27, 2015, through July 31, 2016, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 1.50 percent to 4.41 percent. AD duties based on these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after March 16. The ITA also determined that ten companies had no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during the period of review.

In the final results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China for the period Dec. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined net subsidy rates of 16.16 percent to 119.46 percent. CV duties at these rates will be assessed on subject goods entered during the period of review, and CV cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after March 16.

Nails. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on steel nails from China for the period Aug. 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 5.98 percent for dozens of exporters. 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 March 16. The ITA has also determined that two companies did not have any reviewable transactions during the period of review.

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