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AD/CV: Steel Products, Ammonium Sulfate, Silica Fabric

Monday, January 23, 2017
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Oil Country Tubular Goods. Pursuant to a court decision, the International Trade Administration has determined that seamless unfinished oil country tubular goods (i.e., green tubes) manufactured in China and subsequently finished in a third country are not within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on OCTG from China. As a result, the cash deposit rate for OCTG finished in Indonesia using unfinished green tubes manufactured in China will be zero and, provided the court decision stands, entries of such OCTG will be liquidated without regard to AD or CV duties.

Corrosion-Resistant Steel. The ITA has rescinded its expedited review of the CV duty order on corrosion-resistant steel products from Korea for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014, due to the timely withdrawal of the requests for review by POSCO and Hyundai Steel Company.

Ammonium Sulfate. The ITA has made a final affirmative dumping determination on ammonium sulfate from China. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD cash deposits on all entries of subject goods at the final dumping margin, which is 493.46 percent for all producers/exporters.

Cut-to-Length Steel Plate. The ITA has made final affirmative dumping and subsidy determinations on carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from China. As a result, the ITA will instruct CBP to collect AD and CV cash deposits on entries of subject goods at the rates of 68.27 percent (AD) and 251 percent (CV).

The International Trade Commission has made final affirmative AD injury determinations on carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey. The ITC has also determined that imports subject to the ITA’s affirmative critical circumstances determinations are not likely to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the AD duty orders on such plate from Brazil and Turkey.

Amorphous Silica Fabric. The ITA has made a final affirmative dumping determination on amorphous silica fabric from China. The dumping margin for the two reviewed exporters/producers and the China-wide entity is 162.47 percent, but their AD cash deposit rates are 151.71 percent and 151.93 percent (reflecting adjustments by the amount of export subsidies). The ITA also made an affirmative critical circumstances determination with respect to the AD investigation, meaning CBP will be instructed to impose provisional measures retroactively on entries of subject goods effective 90 days prior to the date the preliminary determination is published in the Federal Register.

The ITA has also made a final affirmative subsidy determination on amorphous silica fabric from China but a negative critical circumstances determination with respect to this investigation. As a result, if the ITC makes a final affirmative CV injury determination, the ITA will require CV cash deposits at the final subsidy rates, which range from 48.94 percent to 165.39 percent.

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