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AD/CV: Scope Rulings, Steel Products, Garment Hangers

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Scope Rulings. The International Trade Administration has published a list of scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016, on the following antidumping and/or countervailing duty orders.

- circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico (AD)

- aluminum extrusions from China (AD/CV)

- boltless steel shelving units prepackaged for sale from China (AD)

- tow-behind lawn groomers and parts thereof from China (AD)

- glycine from China (AD)

- multilayered wood flooring from China (AD/CV)

- polyethylene retail carrier bags from China (AD)

- raw flexible magnets from China (AD)

Steel. The ITA has announced a final affirmative ruling that corrosion-resistant steel and cold-rolled steel flat products imported from Vietnam and produced from substrate originating in China are circumventing the AD and CV duty orders on such goods imported from China. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to continue collecting AD and CV cash deposits on imports of CORE produced in Vietnam using Chinese-origin substrate at rates of 199.43 percent and 39.05 percent, respectively. CBP will also collect AD and CV cash deposits on imports of cold-rolled steel produced in Vietnam using Chinese-origin substrate at rates of 199.76 percent and 256.44 percent, respectively.

Cash deposits will apply to all unliquidated entries on or after Nov. 4, 2016, the date the circumvention inquiries were initiated. The ITA notes that importers and exporters of Vietnamese goods produced from substrate originating in Vietnam or a third country have the option of seeking an exemption from cash deposits by certifying that the substrate originated outside of China.

Steel Bar. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on stainless steel bar from Brazil for the period Feb. 1, 2016, through Jan. 31, 2017, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for Villares Metals S.A. No AD duties will be assessed on entries of subject goods from this company during the period of review, and no AD cash deposits will be required for such goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after May 22.

Garment Hangers. In its sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on steel wire garment hangers from Taiwan and Vietnam and the CV duty order on such hangers from Vietnam, the International Trade Commission has determined that the revocation of these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, these orders will remain in place.

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