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AD/CV: Steel Wire Rod, Activated Carbon, Strontium Chromate

Monday, October 22, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Steel Wire Rod. The International Trade Administration has issued a preliminary affirmative determination that imports of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod with actual diameters less than 4.75 mm produced and/or exported by Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V. are circumventing the antidumping duty order on wire rod from Mexico. As a result, the ITA will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of entries of such goods that were entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Feb. 7, 2018.

Activated Carbon. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on activated carbon from China for the period April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of zero to $0.45/kg for eight exporters. With the exception of the exporter that received the zero rate, 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goods during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at these rates will be required for subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 22.

The ITA also determined that (a) eight companies had no shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during the period of review and (b) 16 companies for which a review was requested did not establish eligibility for a separate rate.

Strontium Chromate. The International Trade Commission has made a preliminary affirmative AD injury determination on strontium chromate from Austria and France. As a result, the ITA will continue its AD duty investigations, with preliminary determinations due by Feb. 12.

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