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AD/CV: Solar Products, Fish, Rubber, Washers, Mechanical Tubing

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Solar Products. In the final results of its administrative review of the countervailing duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China for the period June 10, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2015, the International Trade Administration has determined a net subsidy rate of 13.93 percent for eight companies. CV duties at this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods from these companies during the period of review, and CV cash deposits at this rate will be required.

The ITA also rescinded this review with respect to 22 companies for which the requests for review were timely withdrawn. CV duties will be assessed on entries of subject goods from these companies at the CV cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Frozen Fish. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen fish fillets from Vietnam for the period Aug. 1, 2015, through July 31, 2016, the ITA has determined (a) a weighted average dumping margin of 2.39 percent for ten exporters, (b) that the application of facts available with adverse inference is warranted for GODACO Seafood Joint Stock Company, (c) that Golden Quality Seafood Corporation does not qualify for a separate rate and is therefore part of the Vietnam-wide entity, and (d) that two companies made no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during the period of review. In addition, the ITA is rescinding this review with respect to 34 companies.

Rubber. The ITA has issued AD duty orders on emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber from Brazil, Korea, Mexico, and Poland. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to continue to suspend liquidation of entries of subject goods and to require AD cash deposits at the weighted average dumping margins, which are 19.61 percent for Brazil, 9.66 percent to 44.30 percent for Korea, 19.52 percent for Mexico, and 25.43 percent for Poland.

These orders cover cold-polymerized emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber, including ESB rubber in primary forms, bales, granules, crumbs, pellets, powders, plates, sheets, strip, etc. The scope covers grades of ESB rubber included in the IISRP 1500 and 1700 series of synthetic rubbers; the 1500 grades are light in color and are often described as clear or white rubber, while the 1700 grades are oil-extended and thus darker in color and are often called brown rubber. Subject goods are currently classifiable under HTSUS 4002.19.0015 and 4002.19.0019.

Specifically excluded from the scope of these orders are products manufactured by blending ESB rubber with other polymers, high styrene resin master batch, carbon black master batch (i.e., IISRP 1600 series and 1800 series) and latex (an intermediate product).

Washers. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on large residential washers from Korea for the period Feb. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for LG Electronics Inc. No AD duties will be assessed on entries of subject goods from this company during this period, and no AD cash deposits will be required for such goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Sept. 12.

Mechanical Tubing. The ITA has postponed from Sept. 26 to Nov. 15 its preliminary AD duty determinations on cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel from Germany, India, Italy, Korea, China, and Switzerland.

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