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AD/CV: Sodium Gluconate, Solar Cells

Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Sodium Gluconate. The International Trade Administration has initiated antidumping and/or countervailing duty investigations of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, and derivative products from China (AD/CV) and France (AD). Alleged dumping margins are 213.15 percent for China and 76.95 percent for France, and alleged subsidy rates for China are above de minimis.

The products covered by these investigations are all grades of sodium gluconate, gluconic acid, liquid gluconate, and glucono delta lactone (GNA products) regardless of physical form. The scope also includes GNA products that have been blended or are in solution with other product(s) where the resulting mix contains 35 percent or more of GNA products by dry weight. Covered goods are currently classified under HTSUS 2918.16.1000, 2918.16.5010, and 2932.20.5020 and may also enter under HTSUS 2918.16.5050, 3824.99.2890, and 3824.99.9295.

Solar Cells. In the preliminary results of its changed circumstances review of the AD and CV duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China, the ITA has determined to revoke these orders with respect to certain solar panels of a sufficiently small size, voltage, amperage, and wattage. Interested parties may submit comments no later than Jan. 9, 2018.

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