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AD/CV: Steel Wire Rod, Tool Chests and Cabinets, Olives

Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Steel Wire Rod. The International Trade Administration has issued AD duty orders on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from Belarus, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates. The ITA will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require AD cash deposits, and to assess AD duties on unliquidated entries of subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Sept. 12, 2017, at the weighted average dumping margins, which are 280.02 percent for Belarus, 436.80 percent to 756.93 percent for Russia, and 84.1 percent for the UAE.

The goods 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. Covered goods 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. Products entered under HTSUS 7213.99.0090 and 7227.90.6090 also may be included if they meet the above physical description.

Specifically excluded are steel products possessing the above 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., products 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).

Tool Chests and Cabinets. The ITA has issued a CV duty order on tool chests and cabinets from China. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess CV duties on unliquidated entries of subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Sept. 15, 2017, at the final net subsidy rates, which range from 14.03 percent to 95.96 percent.

The scope of this order covers all metal tool chests and cabinets, including top chests, intermediate chests, tool cabinets and side cabinets, storage units, mobile work benches, and work stations, that have the following physical characteristics: (1) a body made of carbon, alloy, or stainless steel and/or other metals; (2) two or more drawers for storage in each individual unit; (3) a width (side to side) exceeding 15 inches for side cabinets and 21 inches for all other individual units but not exceeding 60 inches; (4) a body depth (front to back) exceeding 10 inches but not exceeding 24 inches; and (5) prepackaged for retail sale. Subject goods are classified under HTSUS 9403.20.0021, 9403.20.0026, 9403.20.0030, and 7326.90.8688 but may also be classified under HTSUS 7326.90.3500.

Excluded from the scope of the order are tool boxes, chests, and cabinets with bodies made of plastic, carbon fiber, wood, or other non-metallic substances. Also excluded are industrial grade steel tool chests and cabinets, service carts, non-mobile work benches, and metal filing cabinets.

Olives. The ITA has made a preliminary affirmative dumping determination on ripe olives from Spain. The ITA will instruct CBP to require AD cash deposits at the preliminary weighted average dumping margins, which range from 14.64 percent to 19.73 percent.

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