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AD/CV Case Update: Steel Plate, Oil Country Tubular Goods, Hangers, Flanges

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Plate. The International Trade Administration has issued antidumping duty orders on carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan and a countervailing duty order on CTL plate from Korea.

The products covered by these orders are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances. Subject goods include plate that is produced by being cut-to-length from coils or from other discrete length plate and plate that is rolled or forged into a discrete length. The products covered include (1) universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, that are not in coils and without patterns in relief), and (2) hot-rolled or forged flat steel products of a thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width that exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and that are not in coils, whether or not with patterns in relief. Covered products may be rectangular, square, circular, or other shapes and include products of either rectangular or non-rectangular cross-section where such non-rectangular cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process; i.e., products that have been worked after rolling (e.g., products that have been beveled or rounded at the edges).

The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on all relevant entries of subject goods, and to collect AD cash deposits on entries of subject goods, at the following rates: 53.72 percent for Austria, 5.40 percent to 51.78 percent for Belgium, 6.15 percent to 148.02 percent for France, 5.52 percent to 22.90 percent for Germany, 6.08 percent to 22.19 percent for Italy, 14.79 percent to 48.67 percent for Japan, 7.10 percent for Korea, and 3.62 percent to 75.42 percent for Taiwan. The ITA will also instruct CBP to assess CV duties and collect CV cash deposits on entries of subject goods from Korea at the rate of 4.31 percent.

Oil Country Tubular Goods. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on OCTG from Vietnam for the period Sept. 1, 2015, through Aug. 31, 2016, after the petitioners timely withdrew their request for review for all companies. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on entries of subject goods during the period of review at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Wire Hangers. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the CV duty order on steel wire garment hangers from Vietnam for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, after the petitioner withdrew its request for review. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess CV duties on entries of subject goods during the period of review at the CV cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Flanges. The International Trade Commission has made a final affirmative AD injury determination on finished carbon steel flanges from Spain. As a result, the ITA will soon issue an AD duty order on imports of these products.

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