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AD/CV: Pipe Fittings, Steel Wire Rod, Pipes and Tubes, Ribbons, Wind Towers

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Pipe Fittings. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy for the period Feb. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017, the International Trade Administration has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for manufacturer/exporter Filmag Italia Spa.

Steel Wire Rod. The ITA has issued AD duty orders on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from South Africa and Ukraine, effective March 14. The ITA will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on entries of subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 31, 2017 (except those occurring after the expiration of provisional measures) at the weighted average dumping margins, which are 135.46 percent to 142.26 percent for South Africa and 34.98 percent to 44.03 percent for Ukraine. The ITA will also instruct CBP to reinstate the suspension of liquidation of entries of subject goods and require AD cash deposits at the rates listed above.

The scope of these orders covers certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. These goods are currently classifiable under HTSUS 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035. Products entered under HTSUS 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 may also be included in the scope of they meet the physical description of subject goods above.

Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the HTSUS definitions for stainless steel, tool steel, high-nickel steel, ball bearing steel, or concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent of more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium).

Steel Pipes and Tubes. Pursuant to a decision by the Court of International Trade, the ITA has amended its final affirmative CV duty determination on heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey to specify net subsidy rates of 9.87 percent to 14.66 percent. CV cash deposits will be required at these rates.

Woven Ribbons. In the final results of its administrative review of the CV duty order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from China for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined a net subsidy rate of 23.37 percent for Yama Ribbons and Bows Co. Ltd. CV duties at this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and CV cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after March 14.

Wind Towers. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on utility scale wind towers from Vietnam for the period Feb. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017, the ITA has determined that CS Wind Group had no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during this period where it was (a) the producer but not the exporter or (b) the exporter but not the producer.

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