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AD/CV Update: Sunset Reviews, Brass Sheet, Tool Chests, Cement, Bearings

Thursday, July 06, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Sunset Reviews. The International Trade Administration and International Trade Commission have initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping and/or countervailing duty orders of the following goods. These reviews will result in either the revocation or continuation of these orders. Those wishing to participate in these reviews must respond no later than July 18.

- stainless steel bar from Brazil, India, Japan, and Spain (AD)

- lined paper products from China (AD) and India (AD/CV)

- tapered roller bearings from China (AD)

- large power transformers from Korea (AD)

Brass Sheet and Strip. In its sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan, the ITA has determined that revocation of these orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins up to 42.24 percent, 55.60 percent, 22.00 percent, and 57.98 percent, respectively.

Tool Chests. The ITA has postponed from July 5 to Sept. 8 its preliminary CV duty determination on tool chests and cabinets from China. The petitioner requested this delay asserting that additional time is necessary for the ITA and interested parties to fully analyze all questionnaire responses and issue supplemental questionnaires as necessary.

Cement. In its sunset review of the AD duty order on gray portland cement and cement clinker from Japan, the ITC has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the U.S. within a reasonably foreseeable time. As a result, this order will be continued for five years.

Tapered Roller Bearings. The ITC has instituted and scheduled the preliminary phase of its AD injury investigation of tapered roller bearings from Korea. A conference will be held July 19, requests to appear at this conference are due by July 17, and written comments are due by July 24. The ITC’s preliminary determination is due by Aug. 21.

FTZ Board Approves Expanded Production, Considers Subzone Applications

Expanded Production Authority. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has approved an expansion of production under zone procedures at the Bauer Manufacturing LLC dba NEORig facility in Conroe, Texas. Bauer already had authority to produce pile drivers and leads, boring machinery, foundation construction equipment, foundation casings and related parts and sub-assemblies, tools and accessories for pile drivers, and stationary oil/gas drilling rigs and related subassemblies within site 1 of FTZ 265, and the FTZ Board has now added foreign-status materials and components to the scope of authority.

Subzone Applications. The FTZ Board is accepting comments through Aug. 7 on the following.

- application from the Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 283, requesting subzone status for the MTD Consumer Group Inc. facility in Martin, Tenn.

- application from the Louisville & Jefferson County Riverport Authority, grantee of FTZ 29, requesting an expansion of subzone 29F in Berea, Ky., on behalf of Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc.

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