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AD/CV Case Update: Shrimp, PC Strand, Line Pipe, Polyester Fiber, Mechanical Tubing

Monday, June 05, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Frozen Shrimp. The International Trade Administration has continued for five years, effective June 1, the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to continue to collect AD cash deposits on such goods at the rates in effect at the time of entry.

The ITA has also revoked the AD duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, effective April 29, 2016. The ITA will instruct CBP to refund with interest all AD cash deposits on unliquidated entries of subject goods made on or after that date.

PC Strand. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on pre-stressed concrete steel wire strand from Thailand for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for The Siam Industrial Wire Co. Ltd. As a result, 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goods from this company during the period of review, and no AD cash deposits will be required for such goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after June 1.

Line Pipe. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on welded line pipe from Turkey for the period May 22, 2015, through Nov. 30, 2016, due to the timely withdrawal of all requests for review. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP 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.

Polyester Staple Fiber. The International Trade Commission has instituted AD injury investigations of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam and CV injury investigations of such fiber from China and India. A conference will be held June 21 and requests to appear at the conference are due by June 19. Written comments are due by June 26.

Mechanical Tubing. The ITC has made preliminary affirmative AD injury determinations on cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland and preliminary affirmative CV injury determinations on such goods from China and India. As a result, the ITA will continue its AD and CV duty investigations, with preliminary determinations due by July 13 (CV) and Sept. 26 (AD).

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