A petition filed Jan. 18 alleges that tin mill products from Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom are being sold at less than fair value in the U.S. market and that tin products from China are benefiting from countervailable subsidies. The alleged average dumping margins are as follows.

Canada – 78.29 percent

China – 130.88 percent

Germany – 43.64 percent

Netherlands – 124.17 to 294.29 percent

South Korea – 13.46 to 110.84 percent

Taiwan – 47.22 to 60.12 percent

Turkey – 96.51  to 106.43 percent

United Kingdom – 110.81 percent

The products covered by this petition are tin mill flat-rolled products that are coated or plated with tin, chromium, or chromium oxides. Such goods are included regardless of thickness, width, form (in coils or cut sheets), coating type (electrolytic or otherwise), edge (trimmed, untrimmed, or further processed, such as scroll cut), coating thickness, surface finish, temper, coating metal (tin, chromium, chromium oxide), and reduction (single- or double-reduced) and whether or not coated with a plastic material.

Subject folders are currently classified under HTSUS 7210.11.0000, 7210.12.0000, 7210.50.0000, 7212.50.0020, 7212.50.0090, 7212.10.0000, and 7212.50.0000 if of non-alloy steel and under HTSUS 7225.99.0090 and 7226.99.0180 if of alloy steel.

A wide range of products are excluded from the scope of the petition.

The Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission will next determine whether to launch AD/CV duty and injury investigations, respectively, on this product. 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 Kristen Smith at (202) 730-4965.

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