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AD/CV Case Update: Tires, Steel Plate, Sawblades, Copper, Paper

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Off-Road Tires. In the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on new pneumatic off-the-road tires from China for the period Sept. 1, 2014, through Aug. 31, 2015, the International Trade Administration has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 33.08 percent for ten exporters. AD duties based on this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after April 21.

Cut-to-Length Steel Plate. In its sunset review of the AD duty orders on cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from India, Indonesia, and Korea the ITA has determined that revocation of these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at rates up to 42.39 percent for India, 52.42 percent for Indonesia, and 4.64 percent for Korea.

Diamond Sawblades. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China for the period Nov. 1, 2015, through Oct. 31, 2016, due to the withdrawal of the requests for review. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Phosphor Copper. The ITA has issued an AD duty order on phosphor copper from Korea, effective April 24. This order covers master alloys of copper containing between 5 percent and 17 percent phosphorus by nominal weight, regardless of form (including shot, pellet, waffle, ingot, or nugget) and regardless of size or weight. Subject goods consist predominantly of copper (by weight) and may contain other elements, including iron, lead, or tin, in small amounts (up to one percent by nominal weight). Phosphor copper is frequently produced to JIS H2501 and ASTM B-644, Alloy 3A standards or higher; however, this order covers all phosphor copper regardless of whether it meets, fails to meet, or exceeds these standards. Covered goods are currently classified under HTSUS 7405.00.1000.

The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all relevant entries of phosphor copper from Korea at the rate of 8.43 percent.

Supercalendered Paper. In the final results of its expedited review of the countervailing duty order on supercalendered paper from Canada for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, the ITA has determined a net subsidy rate of 5.87 percent for Irving Paper Limited. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to collect CV cash deposits at this rate on subject goods from this company that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after April 24.

The ITA also determined a net subsidy rate of 0.94 percent (de minimis) for Catalyst Paper Corporation. As a result, the ITA will exclude Catalyst from this order and instruct CBP to (a) discontinue the suspension of liquidation and collection of CV cash deposits on all shipments of subject goods produced and exported by Catalyst and entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after April 24, (b) liquidate without regard to CV duties all suspended entries of subject goods produced and exported by Catalyst, and (c) refund all CV cash deposits collected on all such shipments.

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