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AD/CV Case Update: Rebar, HEDP, Pipes and Tubes

Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Steel Rebar. The International Trade Administration has made final affirmative dumping determinations on steel reinforcement bar from Japan and Turkey and a final affirmative subsidy determination on rebar from Turkey. Dumping margins are 206.43 percent to 209.46 percent for Japan and 5.39 percent to 8.17 percent for Turkey and the net subsidy rate for Turkey is 16.21 percent. The ITA has instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD and/or CV cash deposits from importers of rebar based on these rates.

HEDP. The ITA has issued AD and CV duty orders on 1-hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid from China, effective May 18.

These orders cover all grades of aqueous acidic (non-neutralized) concentrations of HEDP. This product is currently classified under HTSUS 2931.90.9043 and may also enter under HTSUS 2811.19.6090 and 2931.90.9041.

The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD and CV duties and require AD and CV cash deposits at the appropriate rates, which range from 63.80 percent to 167.58 percent (AD) and 0.75 percent (de minimis) to 54.11 percent (CV).

Pipes and Tubes. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan for the period May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 1.78 percent for producer/exporter Shin Yang Steel Co. Ltd. The ITA has also preliminarily determined that Yieh Hsing Enterprise Co. Ltd. had no reviewable shipments of subject goods during the period of review.

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