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AD/CV: Sunset Reviews, Pasta, Polyester Fiber, Olives, Steel Flanges

Wednesday, August 01, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Upcoming Sunset Reviews. The International Trade Administration has announced plans to initiate sunset reviews of the following antidumping duty orders in September. These reviews will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders.

- silicomanganese from India

- welded large diameter line pipe from Japan

- silicomanganese from Kazakhstan and Venezuela

Pasta. The ITA and International Trade Commission have initiated sunset reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on pasta from Italy and Turkey. These reviews will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders.

Polyester Staple Fiber. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyester staple fiber from Korea for the period May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018 based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review. The ITA will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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.

Olives. The ITA has issued AD and CV duty orders on ripe olives from Spain, effective Aug. 1. The ITA has also revised the AD and CV duty rates for subject goods, which are now 16.83 percent to 25.39 percent (AD) and 7.52 percent to 27.02 percent (CV).

These orders cover all colors of olives; all shapes and sizes of olives, whether pitted or not pitted, and whether whole, sliced, chopped, minced, wedged, broken, or otherwise reduced in size; all types of packaging, whether for consumer (retail) or institutional (food service) sale, and whether canned or packaged in glass, metal, plastic, multilayered airtight containers (including pouches), or otherwise; and all manners of preparation and preservation, whether low acid or acidified, stuffed or not stuffed, with or without flavoring and/or saline solution, and including in ambient, refrigerated, or frozen conditions.

Included are all ripe olives grown, processed in whole or in part, or packaged in Spain. Subject olives include those that have been further processed in Spain or a third country, including curing, fermenting, rinsing, oxidizing, pitting, slicing, chopping, segmenting, wedging, stuffing, packaging, heat treating, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the olives from the scope of the orders if performed in Spain.

Excluded from the scope are (1) specialty olives that have been processed by fermentation only or by being cured in an alkaline solution for not longer than 12 hours and subsequently fermented, and (2) provisionally prepared olives unsuitable for immediate consumption.

Stainless Steel Flanges. The ITA has issued an AD duty order on stainless steel flanges from China, effective Aug. 1. The ITA will instruct CBP to assess AD duties on subject goods at the rate of 257.11 percent and to require AD cash deposits for entries of subject goods at this rate.

The products covered by this order are certain forged stainless steel flanges, whether unfinished, semi-finished, or finished. They are generally manufactured to the material specification of ASTM/ASME A/SA182 or comparable domestic or foreign specifications and are made in various grades such as 304, 304L, 316, and 316L (or combinations thereof).

The scope includes six general types of flanges: (1) weld neck, generally used in butt-weld line connection; (2) threaded, generally used for threaded line connections; (3) slip-on, generally used to slide over pipe; (4) lap joint, generally used with stub-ends/butt-weld line connections; (5) socket weld, generally used to fit pipe into a machine recession; and (6) blind, generally used to seal off a line. The sizes and descriptions of the flanges within the scope include all pressure classes of ASME B16.5 and range from one-half inch to 24 inches nominal pipe size.

Subject goods include stainless steel flanges as defined above that have been further processed in a third country, including boring, facing, spot facing, drilling, tapering, threading, beveling, heating, or compressing and/or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the flanges from the scope of the order if performed in the country of manufacture.

Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are cast stainless steel flanges, which generally are manufactured to specification ASTM A351.

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