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AD/CV: Rubber Bands, Clad Steel Plate, Line Pipe, Xanthan Gum

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Rubber Bands. The International Trade Commission has made final affirmative antidumping and countervailing injury determinations on rubber bands from China. As a result, the International Trade Administration will issue AD and CV duty orders on this product.

The ITC also made negative critical circumstances determinations, meaning imports of subject goods will not be subject to retroactive AD or CV duties.

Clad Steel Plate. Effective Dec. 18, the ITA is continuing the AD duty order on clad steel plate from Japan.

Clad steel plate is a rectangular finished steel mill product consisting of a layer of cladding material (usually stainless steel or nickel) that is metallurgically bonded to a base or backing of ferrous metal (usually carbon or low alloy steel) where the latter predominates by weight. This order covers all clad steel plate of a width of 600 millimeters or more and a composite thickness of 4.5 mm or more. Subject goods are classifiable under HTSUS 7210.90.1000.

Line Pipe. The ITC has determined to conduct a full sunset review of the AD duty order on welded large diameter line pipe from Japan. This review will result in either the revocation or continuation of this order. A schedule for the review will be announced at a later date.

Xanthan Gum. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on xanthan gum from China for the period July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for four exporters. As a result, no AD duties will be assessed on entries of subject goods from these exporters during the period of review, and no AD cash deposits will be required for such goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 19.

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