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AD/CV: Steel, Pipe, Sulfanilic Acid, Solar Cells, PET Film

Monday, December 19, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Bar. The International Trade Administration has initiated a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India to determine whether to reinstate this order with respect to Viraj Profiles Ltd. and Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliates Hindustan Inox, Precision Metals, and Sieves Manufacturers (India) Pvt. Ltd. The petitions alleged that there is evidence that these entities have resumed sales of subject goods to the U.S. at prices below normal value.

Seamless Pipe. The International Trade Commission has determined to conduct full sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe from Japan and Romania. These reviews will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders.

Welded Pipe. The ITA has amended its final affirmative AD duty determinations on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe from Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates and issued AD duty orders on these goods. The revised dumping margins are 7.36 percent for Oman, 11.80 percent for Pakistan, and 5.58 percent to 6.43 percent for the UAE.

The products subject to these orders are currently classifiable in HTSUS subheadings 7306.19.1010, 7306.19.1050, 7306.19.5110, 7306.19.5150, 7306.30.1000, 7306.30.5015, 7306.30.5020, 7306.30.5025, 7306.30.5032, 7306.30.5040, 7306.30.5055, 7306.30.5085, 7306.30.5090, 7306.50.1000, 7306.50.5030, 7306.50.5050, and 7306.50.5070.

Sulfanilic Acid. The ITC has scheduled expedited sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on sulfanilic acid from China and India and the CV duty order on sulfanilic acid from India. Comments on these reviews are due by Dec. 22.

Steel Plate. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from China for the period Nov. 1, 2014, through Oct. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined that (1) Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. is not eligible for separate rate status and is therefore part of the China-wide entity and (2) Wuyang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. did not have reviewable transactions during the period of review. AD duties at the China-wide rate of 128.59 percent will be assessed on any entries of subject goods exported by Hunan Valin during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods exported by Hunan Valin that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 19.

Solar Cells. In the final results of its changed circumstances review of the AD duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China, the ITA has determined that Zhejiang ERA Solar Technology Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Era Solar Co. Ltd. and is therefore entitled to Era Solar’s AD duty cash deposit rate. As a result, AD cash deposits at that rate (currently 8.52 percent) will be required for subject goods exported by Zhejiang ERA and entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 19.

PET Film. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from India for the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of zero for four producers or exporters. As a result, no AD duties will be assessed on subject goods from these companies during the period of review, and no AD cash deposits will be required for subject goods from these companies that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 19.

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