Aluminum Foil. The International Trade Administration has made preliminary affirmative dumping determinations on aluminum foil from China. As a result, the ITC will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require AD cash deposits on entries of such goods at the preliminary weighted average dumping margins, which range from 96.81 percent to 162.24 percent. The ITA’s final determination is due by Feb. 23.

Brass Sheet and Strip. Effective Oct. 31, the ITA has continued the AD duty orders on brass sheet and strip from France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. The product covered by these orders is brass sheet and strip, other than leaded and tinned brass sheet and strip, with a solid rectangular cross-section more than 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, regardless of width. Coiled, wound-on-reels (traverse wound), and cut-to-length products are included. Subject goods are currently classified under HTSUS 7409.21.00 and 7409.29.00.

PET Resin. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on polyethylene terephthalate resin from Oman for the period Oct. 15, 2015, through April 30, 2017, due to the timely withdrawal of the request for review. The ITA will instruct CBP 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.

Brightening Agents. In its sunset review of the AD duty order on stilbenic optical brightening agents from China and Taiwan, the International Trade Commission has determined that revocation of these orders 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 remain in place.

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