AD/CV News: Refrigerants, Plastic Bags, Structural Steel
The International Trade Administration and/or International Trade Commission have recently announced the following actions in antidumping and/or countervailing duty cases.
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Difluoromethane – institution and scheduling of preliminary phase of AD injury investigation of difluoromethane (R-32) from China
HFC blends – preliminary determination that imports of unfinished R-32/R-125 of hydrofluorocarbons from China that are further processed in the U.S. are circumventing the AD duty order on HFC blends from China and instruction to CBP to collect AD cash deposits on such imports
Plastic bags – rescission of administrative review of AD duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from China for the period Aug. 1, 2018, through July 31, 2019, and instruction to CBP to assess AD duties on entries of such goods at the applicable AD cash deposit rates
Structural steel – affirmative final AD duty determinations on fabricated structural steel from Canada, China, and Mexico and affirmative final CV duty determinations on such steel from China and Mexico, with dumping margins of zero and 6.7 percent for Canada, 51.17 to 143.6 percent for China, and zero and 8.47 percent for Mexico and net subsidy rates of zero to 0.32 percent (de minimis) for Canada and 27.34 to 206.49 percent for China