Supercalendered Paper. Several parties on Nov. 18 filed a first request for a panel review pursuant to Article 1904 of the NAFTA in connection with the ITA’s final affirmative CV duty determination on supercalendered paper from Canada. Chapter 19 of the NAFTA sets forth a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in AD and CV duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. The panel review will be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the complaints and the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review.

Shrimp. The ITA has preliminarily determined that Thai Union Group Public Co. Ltd. is the successor-in-interest to Thai Union Frozen Products Public Co. Ltd. for purposes of determining AD liability in the AD duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand. If these results are finalized, the ITA will assign the new company the cash deposit rate of its predecessor.

Steel Flat Products. The ITA has decided to postpone from Jan. 19 to March 8 its preliminary determinations in its investigations of certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom The preliminary determinations will indicate whether the ITA is likely to establish AD duties on imports of subject merchandise.

Steel Cylinders. The ITA has rescinded its administrative review of the AD duty order on high pressure steel cylinders from China for the period June 1, 2014, through May 31, 2015, because the petitioners withdrew their request for a review. As a result, the cash deposit rate for subject merchandise from the company under review (Beijing Tianhai Industry Co. Ltd.) will continue to be the rate established in the most recently completed administrative review.

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