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AD/CV: Softwood Lumber, Citric Acid, Solar Products, Paper, Polyester Fiber

Monday, November 06, 2017
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Softwood Lumber. The ITA has made final affirmative antidumping and countervailing duty determinations on softwood lumber from Canada. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD and CV cash deposits at the final dumping margins (which range from 3.20 percent to 8.89 percent) and subsidy margins (which range from 3.34 percent to 18.19 percent). In its AD duty investigation the ITA also found that critical circumstances exist with respect to all exporters but one; as a result, CBP will be instructed to impose provisional measures on subject goods from these companies retroactively 90 days.

The ITA also determined that certain softwood lumber products certified by the Atlantic Lumber Board as being first produced in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island from logs harvested in three provinces should be excluded from the scope of the AD and CV duty investigations.

Citric Acid. The ITA has made preliminary negative CV duty and critical circumstances determinations on citric acid and certain citrate salts from Thailand. As a result, no CV cash deposits will be required for entries of such goods at this time. The ITA’s final determination is due by March 15.

Solar Products. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the CV duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, due to the petitioner’s withdrawal of its request for review. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess CV duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods at the CV cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Lined Paper Products. In its sunset review of the CV duty order on lined paper products from India, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at rates of 84.98 percent to 88.39 percent.

Polyester Staple Fiber. The ITA has made preliminary affirmative CV duty determinations on fine denier polyester staple fiber from China and India. The ITA will instruct CBP to require CV cash deposits on entries of subject goods at the preliminary net subsidy rates, which range from 41.73 percent to 47.65 percent for China and 7.18 percent to 9.86 percent for India.

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