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AD/CV Case Update: Shrimp, Washers, Steel Wire Rod, Nails, Potassium Permanganate

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Shrimp. The International Trade Commission will hold an open meeting May 2 to vote in its sunset reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders of frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. These reviews will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders.

Washers. The ITC will hold an open meeting May 2 to vote in its sunset review of the AD and CV duty orders on helical spring lock washers from China and Taiwan. This review will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders.

Steel Wire Rod. The International Trade Administration has initiated AD duty investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom and CV duty investigations of such goods from Italy and Turkey.

The goods covered by these investigations are certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. Covered goods are currently classifiable under HTSUS 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093, 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035. Products entered under HTSUS 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 may also be included if they meet the above physical description.

Specifically excluded from these investigations are steel products possessing the above physical characteristics and meeting the HTSUS definitions for stainless steel, tool steel, high-nickel steel, ball bearing steel, or concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products (i.e., products that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium).

Nails. The ITA has amended the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on steel nails from China for the period Aug. 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015, to specify a weighted average dumping margin of 5.78 percent for numerous 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 retroactively on subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after March 20, 2017.

Potassium Permanganate. Effective April 27, the ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on potassium permanganate from China for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, with respect to Chongqing Changyuan Group Limited based on the timely withdrawal of its request for review. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods from this company at the AD cash deposit rate required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

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