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AD/CV Case Update: Plywood, Honey, Steel Bar, Steel Pipe, Bearings

Friday, June 30, 2017
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Hardwood Plywood. The International Trade Administration has postponed to Nov. 6 its final dumping determination on hardwood plywood products from China. The ITA is also extending the provisional measures on imports of such goods from four months to no more than six months.

Honey. Pursuant to a court ruling, the ITA has amended the final results of an administrative review of the AD duty order on honey from China to lower the weighted average dumping margin for one exporter for the period May 11, 2001, to Nov. 30, 2002, from 67.70 percent to 67.06 percent. If this ruling is not appealed or is upheld on appeal the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on entries of subject goods at the revised rate.

Stainless Steel Bar. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on stainless steel bar from Spain for the period March 1, 2015, through Feb. 29, 2016, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 62.85 percent for producer/exporter Gerdau Aceros Especiales Europa S.L. 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goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after June 30.

Steel Pipe. The ITA has continued for five years, effective June 30, the AD duty orders on welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan. These orders cover (1) welded austenitic stainless steel pipe that meets the standards and specifications set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials for the welded form of chromium-nickel pipe designated ASTM A-312 and (2) austenitic welded stainless steel pipes made according to the standards of other nations that are comparable to ASTM A-312. WSSP is a commodity product generally used as a conduit to transmit liquids or gases, and major applications include digester lines, blow lines, pharmaceutical lines, petrochemical stock lines, brewery process and transport lines, general food processing lines, automotive paint lines, and paper process machines. Imports of WSSP are currently classifiable under HTSUS 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5062, 7306.40.5064, and 7306.40.5085.

Tapered Roller Bearings. The International Trade Commission has instituted an AD injury investigation of tapered roller bearings from Korea. A conference will be held July 19, requests to appear at the conference are due by July 17, and written comments are due by July 24. The ITC’s preliminary determination is due by Aug. 21.

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