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AD/CV Notices: Steel, Transfer Drive Components, Plastic Bags, Tires

Friday, January 15, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Potassium Permanganate. The International Trade Commission will hold an open meeting Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C., to vote in its sunset review of the antidumping duty order on potassium permanganate from China. This review will result in either the revocation or continuation of this order.

Hot-Rolled Steel. The International Trade Administration has made preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determinations on hot-rolled steel flat products from Brazil. As a result, the ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of all entries of such goods, effective 90 days prior to Jan. 15 due to the ITA’s preliminary affirmative critical circumstances determination, and to require cash deposits at the preliminary subsidy rate of 7.42 percent for all companies.

The ITA has also made preliminary negative CV duty determinations on hot-rolled steel flat products from Korea and Turkey. As a result, the ITA will not direct CBP to suspend liquidation of entries of such goods or to require CV cash deposits.

Transfer Drive Components. The ITA has postponed from Jan. 21 to March 28 the date for issuing its preliminary CV duty determination on iron mechanical transfer drive components from China.

Plastic Bags. The ITA is rescinding its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand for the period Aug. 1, 2014, through July 31, 2015, with respect to 44 of the 45 companies for which the review was initiated. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on all appropriate entries of subject goods from these 44 companies at the AD cash deposit rates required at the time of entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.

Off-Road Tires. The ITC has initiated and scheduled the preliminary phase of AD and CV injury investigations on new pneumatic off-the-road tires from China, India and Sri Lanka. A conference will be held Jan. 27, written briefs are due by Feb. 3, and the ITC’s preliminary determinations are due by Feb. 22.

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