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AD/CV Notices: Steel Nails, Oil Country Tubular Goods

Monday, May 18, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Nails. The International Trade Administration has made affirmative final dumping determinations on steel nails from Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Taiwan and Vietnam and an affirmative final countervailable subsidization determination on steel nails from Vietnam. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect AD cash deposits on entries of subject merchandise from Korea, Malaysia, Oman and Taiwan at the specified weighted average dumping margins, which are zero to 11.8 percent for Korea, 2.61 percent to 39.35 percent for Malaysia, 9.10 percent for Oman and zero to 2.24 percent for Taiwan. With respect to entries from Vietnam, the ITA will instruct CBP to collect (a) CV cash deposits at the determined subsidy rates, which range from 288.56 percent to 313.97 percent, and (b) AD cash deposits at the rate of 290.40 percent, which represents the dumping margin of 323.99 percent offset by the amount of export subsidies found in the CV final determination (33.59 percent).

The ITA has also made negative final countervailable subsidization determinations on steel nails from Korea, Malaysia, Oman and Taiwan. As a result, these investigations will be terminated.

Oil Country Tubular Goods. The International Trade Administration has continued for five years, effective May 18, the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on oil country tubular goods from China. As a result, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CV cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise.

The scope of this order consists of hollow steel products of circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, regardless of end finish (e.g., whether or not plain end, threaded, or threaded and coupled) whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute or non-API specifications, whether finished (including limited service OCTG products) or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products), whether or not thread protectors are attached. The scope also covers OCTG coupling stock.

Excluded from the scope of the order are casing or tubing containing 10.5 percent or more by weight of chromium; drill pipe; unattached couplings; and unattached thread protectors.

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