Separate petitions filed April 27 allege that non-refillable steel cylinders from India and brass rod from Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea are being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. and/or benefiting from countervailable subsidies.

The alleged average dumping margins and product descriptions are as follows.

Steel Cylinders

- 11.2 percent from India

Covered items are seamed (welded or brazed) non-refillable steel cylinders meeting specified requirements. They are portable and range from 1.6 liter to 25 liter water capacity. They may be imported with or without a valve and/or pressure release device and are unfilled at the time of importation. Subject goods are classified under HTSUS 7311.00.0060 and 7311.00.0090 and may also be classified under HTSUS 7310.29.0030 and 7310.29.0065.

Brass Rod

- 20 percent for Israel

- 62.62 percent for Brazil

- 63.76 percent for Mexico

- 27.99 percent for South Africa

- 10.2 percent for India

- 12.75 percent for South Korea

Covered items are leaded, low-lead, and no-lead solid brass rod made from specified alloys with a cross-section greater than 0.25 inches but less than or equal to 12 inches outside diameter. Cross-sections may be round, hexagonal, square, or octagonal shapes as well as special profiles. Subject goods are classified under HTSUS 7407.21.9000 and may also be classified under HTSUS 7403.21.0000, 7407.21.1500, 7407.21.3000, 7407.21.5000, and 7407.21.7000.

The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD/CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on these products. There are strict statutory deadlines associated with these proceedings, so affected companies that wish to protect their interests should contact Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg as soon as possible. For more information, please contact attorney Sarah Yuskaitis at (202) 730-4967.

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