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AD/CV: Tires, Mushrooms, Solar Cells, Cement, Washers, Wood Flooring

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Off-Road Tires. The International Trade Administration has issued an antidumping duty order on new pneumatic off-the-road tires from India and countervailing duty orders on such tires from India and Sri Lanka, effective March 6. The ITA has also amended its final affirmative CV duty determination on tires from India to specify net subsidy rates of 4.72 percent to 5.36 percent for India and 2.18 percent for Sri Lanka.

The tires included in the scope of these orders may be either tube-type or tubeless, radial or non-radial, regardless of whether for original equipment manufacturers or the replacement market. All tires marked with any of the specified prefix or suffix designations in their sidewall markings are covered by these orders regardless of their intended use. In addition, all tires that lack any of these prefixes or suffixes are included in the scope, regardless of their intended use, as long as the tire is of a size that is among the numerical size designations listed in the specific sections of the Tire and Rim Association Year Book, unless the tire falls within one of the specified exclusions.

Subject tires are covered by these orders whether or not mounted on wheels or rims, but if they are imported mounted on a wheel or rim only the tire is covered. Subject tires include those produced in the subject countries whether mounted on wheels or rims in a subject country or a third country. Subject tires are covered whether or not they are accompanied by other parts; e.g., a wheel, rim, axle parts, bolts, nuts, etc.

Subject tires are currently classifiable under HTSUS 4011.20.1025, 4011.20.1035, 4011.20.5030, 4011.20.5050, 4011.70.0010, 4011.62.0000, 4011.80.1010, 4011.80.1020, 4011.90.1050, 4011.70.0050, 4011.80.2010, 4011.80.8010, 4011.80.2020, 4011.80.8020, 8431.49.9038, 8431.49.9090, 8709.90.0020, and 8716.90.1020. Tires meeting the scope description may also enter under HTSUS 4011.90.2050, 4011.90.8050, 8424.90.9080, 8431.20.0000, 8431.39.0010, 8431.49.1090, 8431.49.9030, 8432.90.0020, 8432.90.0040, 8432.90.0050, 8432.90.0060, 8432.90.0081, 8433.90.5010, 8503.00.9560, 8708.70.0500, 8708.70.2500, 8708.70.4530, 8716.90.5035, 8716.90.5056, and 8716.90.5059.

The following are excluded from the scope of these orders.

- passenger vehicle and light truck tires

- racing tires

- mobile home tires

- motorcycle tires

- all-terrain vehicle tires

- bicycle tires

- on-road or on-highway trailer tires

- truck and bus tires

- off-road tires that enter attached to a vehicle

- pneumatic tires that are not new, including recycled or retreaded tires and used tires

- non-pneumatic tires, including solid rubber tires

- aircraft tires

- turf, lawn and garden, and golf tires

- mining and construction tires that have a rim diameter equal to or exceeding 39 inches

Mushrooms. In the preliminary results of its administrative review of the AD duty order on preserved mushrooms from China for the period Feb. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined a weighted average dumping margin of zero for exporter Dezhou Kaihang Agricultural Science Technology Co. Ltd. The ITA has also preliminarily determined that (a) nearly 100 companies under review are not eligible for a separate rate and are therefore part of the China-wide entity and (b) two companies had no reviewable shipments of subject goods to the U.S. during the period of review.

Solar Cells and Products. In its changed circumstances reviews of the AD duty orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China and crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China, the ITA has preliminarily determined that Hanwha Q CELLS (Qidong) Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Hanwha SolarOne (Qidong) Co. Ltd. with respect to both orders and Hanwha Q CELLS Hong Kong Limited is the successor-in-interest to SolarOne Hong Kong Limited with respect to the order on solar products.

Cement. In its sunset review of the AD duty order on gray portland cement and cement clinker from Japan, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins of up to 69.89 percent.

Washers. In the preliminary results of its administrative reviews of the AD duty orders on large residential washers from Korea and Mexico for the period Feb. 1, 2015, through Jan. 31, 2016, the ITA has determined weighted average dumping margins of zero for LG Electronics Inc. from Korea and 1.24 percent for Electrolux from Mexico.

Wood Flooring. In its sunset review of the CV duty order on multilayered wood flooring from China, the ITA has determined that revocation of this order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at rates between 1.90 percent to 27.37 percent.

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