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AD/CV Update: Sunset Reviews, Rubber, Pipe Fittings, Pasta, Nails

Monday, August 07, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Rubber. In a split vote, the International Trade Commission has made final affirmative antidumping injury determinations on emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland. As a result, the International Trade Administration will issue AD duty orders on these goods.

The ITC also made a negative critical circumstances determination on imports of subject goods from Korea. As a result, such goods entered prior to Feb. 24, 2017, will not be subject to retroactive AD duties.

Pipe Fittings. The ITA has initiated AD and CV duty investigations of cast iron soil pipe fittings from China. The alleged dumping margin is 92.48 percent and the estimated subsidy rate is above de minimis.

This investigation covers cast iron soil pipe fittings, finished and unfinished, regardless of industry or proprietary specifications and regardless of size. These items are nonmalleable iron castings of various designs and sizes, including bends, tees, wyes, traps, drains, and other common or special fittings, with or without side inlets. Subject goods are normally classified under HTSUS 7307.11.0045.

Sunset Reviews. The ITC has scheduled expedited sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on stilbenic optical brightening agents from China and Taiwan, steel nails from the United Arab Emirates, and fresh garlic from China. Written comments are due by Aug. 8 (nails), Sept. 20 (garlic), and Sept. 22 (brightening agents).

Pasta. The ITA is rescinding its administrative review of the AD duty order on pasta from Turkey for the period July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, because the sole respondent did not make a bona fide sale of subject goods to the U.S. during this period.

Steel Nails. In the preliminary results of its administrative reviews of the AD duty orders on steel nails from Korea, Malaysia, and Oman for the period Dec. 29, 2014, through June 30, 2016, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 0.16 percent to 2.14 percent for Korea, 1.03 percent to 2.56 percent for Malaysia, and 99.88 percent to 154.33 percent for Oman. The ITA has also rescinded these reviews with respect to 208 companies from Korea, 16 companies from Malaysia, and 12 companies from Oman for which the requests for review were timely withdrawn.

In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on steel nails from Taiwan for the period May 20, 2015, through June 30, 2016, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of 34.20 percent and 78.17 percent for four producers/exporters. The ITA has also rescinded this review with respect to 79 companies for which the request for review was timely withdrawn.

In its sunset review of the AD duty order on steel nails from the United Arab Emirates, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at weighted average dumping margins up to 184.41 percent.

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