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AD/CV Case Update: Carton-Closing Staples, Aluminum Extrusions, Mechanical Tubing

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Carton-Closing Staples. The International Trade Administration has initiated an antidumping duty investigation of carton-closing staples from China. Estimated dumping margins range from 13.76 percent to 263.43 percent.

Carton-closing staples may be manufactured from carbon, alloy, or stainless steel wire and are included in the scope of this investigation regardless of specification and whether they are uncoated or coated. Carton-closing staples include stick staple products, which are lightly cemented or lacquered together to facilitate handling and loading into stapling machines, and roll staples, which are taped together along their crowns. Subject goods are currently classifiable under HTSUS 8305.20.0000 and 7317.00.6560.

If the International Trade Commission’s preliminary AD injury determination is affirmative the ITA’s preliminary AD duty determination will be due by Sept. 7. If that determination is affirmative the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD cash deposits.

Aluminum Extrusions. Effective April 25, the ITA has continued for five years its AD and CV duty orders on aluminum extrusions from China. As a result, CBP will continue to collect AD and CV cash deposits on subject goods at the rates in effect at the time of entry.

Mechanical Tubing. The ITC has instituted AD injury investigations of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland and CV injury investigations of such goods from China and India. The ITC will hold a conference in connection with these investigations on May 10. Requests to appear at the conference are due by May 8 and written submissions are due by May 15.

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