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AD/CV: Steel Wire Rod, Softwood Lumber, Steel Sinks, Honey

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Wire Rod. The International Trade Administration has issued antidumping duty orders on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Italy, Korea, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and countervailing duty orders on such goods from Italy and Turkey. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all relevant entries of subject goods and require AD and/or CV cash deposits at the applicable rates. Final weighted average dumping rates are 12.41 percent to 18.89 percent for Italy, 41.1 percent for Korea, 10.11 percent to 32.64 percent for Spain, 1.05 percent to 4.15 percent for Turkey, and 147.63 percent for the UK. Final net subsidy rates are 4.16 percent to 44.18 percent for Italy and 3.81 percent to 3.88 percent for Turkey.

The products covered by these orders are certain hot-rolled products of carbon steel and alloy steel, in coils, of approximately round cross section, less than 19.00 mm in actual solid cross-sectional diameter. These products are currently classifiable under HTSUS 7213.91.3011, 7213.91.3015, 7213.91.3020, 7213.91.3093; 7213.91.4500, 7213.91.6000, 7213.99.0030, 7227.20.0030, 7227.20.0080, 7227.90.6010, 7227.90.6020, 7227.90.6030, and 7227.90.6035 of the HTSUS. Products entered under HTSUS 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 may also be included if they meet the physical description of subject goods.

Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above-noted physical characteristics and meeting the HTSUS definitions for stainless steel, tool steel, high-nickel steel, ball bearing steel, or concrete reinforcing bars and rods. Also excluded are free cutting steel (also known as free machining steel) products; i.e., those that contain by weight one or more of the following elements: 0.1 percent or more of lead, 0.05 percent or more of bismuth, 0.08 percent or more of sulfur, more than 0.04 percent of phosphorous, more than 0.05 percent of selenium, or more than 0.01 percent of tellurium.

Softwood Lumber Products. The ITA has rescinded its expedited review of the CV duty order on softwood lumber products from Canada for the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2015, with respect to 25 companies.

Steel Sinks. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on drawn stainless steel sinks from China for the period April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of 1.78 percent for four exporters. AD duties based on this rate will be assessed on entries of subject goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at this rate will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after May 21.

Honey. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on honey from China for the period Dec. 1, 2016, through Nov. 30, 2017. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

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