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AD/CV Case Update: Sulfanilic Acid, R-134a, Lumber, Wood Flooring, Woven Ribbons

Thursday, April 20, 2017
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Sulfanilic Acid. In its sunset review of the antidumping and/or countervailing duty orders on sulfanilic acid from China and India, the International Trade Commission has determined that revocation of these orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, these orders will be continued.

R-134a. The International Trade Administration has issued an AD duty order on 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China, effective April 19. The product covered by this order is 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane or its chemical equivalent regardless of form, type, or purity level. This product is currently classified under HTSUS 2903.39.2020.

The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess AD duties on, and to continue to require AD cash deposits for, subject goods at the weighted average dumping margins, which range from 148.79 percent to 167.02 percent.

Softwood Lumber. The ITA has postponed from May 4 to June 23 its preliminary dumping determination on softwood lumber products from Canada. The petitioner requested a delay to ensure that the ITA has sufficient time to obtain and review all relevant information from the parties to this proceeding.

Wood Flooring. The ITA is clarifying that multilayered wood flooring products covered by the scope of the AD duty order on such goods from China are composed of a minimum of three layers; i.e., two or more layers or plies of wood veneer in combination with a core.

Woven Ribbons. In the final results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from Taiwan for the period Sept. 1, 2014, through Aug. 31, 2015, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of zero for Roung Shu Industry Corporation and 137.20 percent for A-Madeus Textile Ltd. As a result, no AD duties will be assessed on, and no AD cash deposits will be required for, entries of subject goods from Roung Shu. However, AD duties based on the rate for A-Madeus will be assessed on entries of subject goods from that company during the period of review, and AD cash deposits at that rate will be required for subject goods from that company that are entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after April 19.

The ITA also determined that Xiamen Yi He and Fujian Rongshu had no reviewable transactions of subject goods during the period of review.

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