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AD/CV: Request Reviews, Solar Cells, Shrimp, Plywood, Bricks

Monday, March 06, 2017
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Request Reviews. The International Trade Administration is accepting through March 31 requests for administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders for the periods March 1, 2016, through Feb. 31, 2017 (AD) and Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016 (CV), unless otherwise indicated.

- uncoated paper from Australia, Brazil, and Portugal (AD; Aug. 26, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017) and China and Indonesia (AD: Aug. 26, 2015, through Feb. 28, 2017; and CV: June 29, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2016)

- iron construction castings from Canada (AD)

- brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, and Italy (AD)

- sulfanilic acid from India (AD/CV)

- silicon metal from Russia (AD)

- stainless steel bar from Spain (AD)

- light-walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Taiwan (AD)

- circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan (AD) and Turkey (CV)

- chloropicrin from China (AD)

- circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe from China (AD/CV)

- glycine from China (AD)

- sodium hexametaphosphate from China (AD)

- tissue paper products from China (AD)

- in-shell pistachio nuts from Iran (CV)

- fresh tomatoes from Mexico (AD suspension agreement)

Solar Cells. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China for the period June 10, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined a net subsidy rate of 13.93 percent. The ITA also intends to rescind this review with respect to BYD (Shangluo) Industrial co. Ltd., which had no reviewable entries of subject goods, and is rescinding this review with respect to a number of other companies that timely withdrew their requests for review.

Shrimp. In the preliminary results of its administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from India and Thailand for the period Feb. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of zero to 1.07 percent for India and 0.51 percent to 1.23 percent for Thailand. The ITA has also preliminarily determined that certain companies in Thailand had no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during this period.

Hardwood Plywood. The ITA has postponed from April 27 to June 16 its preliminary dumping determination on hardwood plywood products from China. The petitioners requested a postponement to facilitate the ITA’s analysis of the data and questionnaire responses submitted by the respondents.

Magnesia Carbon Bricks. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on magnesia carbon bricks from China for the period Sept. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016, after the petitioner withdrew its request for review. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on all entries of subject goods during this period at the AD cash deposit rates in effect at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

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