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AD/CV: Steel Plate, Honey, Wind Towers, Quartz Surface Products, Pipes

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Clad Steel Plate. The International Trade Commission has determined to conduct a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan. This review will result in either the revocation or continuation of this order. A schedule for this review will be established and announced later.

Honey. In its sunset review of the AD duty order on honey from China, the ITC has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, this order will remain in place.

Wind Towers. The ITC has determined to conduct full sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on utility scale wind towers from China and Argentina and the countervailing duty order on such towers from China. These reviews will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders. A schedule for these reviews will be established and announced later.

Quartz Surface Products. A petition filed April 17 alleges that quartz surface products from China are being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market and benefiting from countervailable subsidies. The alleged average dumping margin is 455.65 percent.

Quartz surface products are extremely hard and durable compared to other surface materials and are also resistant to scratching and staining. They are used in a variety of applications such as countertops, tiles, bar surfaces, shower and tub surrounds, fireplace surrounds, walls, floors, and bathroom vanities and other furniture surfaces.

Oil Country Tubular Goods. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on OCTG from South Korea for the period Sept. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016, the International Trade Administration has determined weighted average dumping margins of 6.75 percent to 75.81 percent. AD duties based on these rates will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after April 18.

The ITA also found that four companies made no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during the period of review. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate any existing entries of subject goods produced by these four companies but exported by other parties at either (a) the rate for the intermediate reseller, if available, or (b) the all-others rate.

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